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2019 President's Medal recipients Erin Froese (left) and Mackenzie Nicolle (right) with CMU President Dr. Cheryl Pauls

Graduates receive award for scholarship, leadership, and service from CMU president

Posted in Stories  •  Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 3:00 PM

Erin Froese and Mackenzie Nicolle are the 2019 recipients of Canadian Mennonite University's (CMU) President's Medal Awards.

CMU President Dr. Cheryl Pauls presented the awards during CMU's 2019 Graduation Exercises on April 27. Froese and Nicolle received the awards in recognition of their qualities of scholarship, leadership, and service.

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CSOP Participant Profile: Javney Mohr

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, April 3, 2019 @ 10:51 AM

Javney Mohr is a 28-year-old Indigenous woman from Vancouver. who, before coming to Winnipeg studied at the University of Alberta. It was there that she developed a real passion for social justice.

"When I was an undergrad I had met Paulo Freire. His book Pedagogies of the Oppressed changed my life. I related to it a lot," says Mohr. This is what led her towards seeking Indigenous justice.

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CSOP Participant Profile: Carol McNaughton

Posted in Stories  •  Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 4:53 PM

Carol McNaughton spent a semester in South Africa with Outtatown, Canadian Mennonite University's (CMU) discipleship program, and has dedicated herself to peacebuilding ever since.

"I did Outtatown right after high school and that kind of sucked me into the Mennonite world I would say." She began working at Camp Valaqua, a Mennonite camp in Alberta, and participated in Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) programs like Serving and Learning Together, where she spent a year in Cambodia. The 25-year-old now works full-time as the Peace Program Coordinator at MCC Alberta.

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Dr. Thomas Long was a keynote presenter at CMU's fifth annual ReNew conference for ministry for pastors and people working in spiritual care

Dr. Thomas Long speaks at CMU ReNew conference

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 1:42 PM

Renowned preacher Dr. Thomas Long spoke about death, funerals, and Christian hope at Canadian Mennonite University's (CMU) fifth annual ReNew conference on February 12-13. The conference provides resources for ministry for pastors and people working in spiritual care.

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CSOP Participant Profile: Andrea De Avila

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 3:00 PM

"I found out about CSOP (Canadian School of Peacebuilding) through CMU (Canadian Mennonite University) and everyone I knew. They all said it was a great program," Andrea De Avila says.

Andrea De Avila's life story begins in Mexico. "I grew up as a Quaker and was only one in a thousand Quakers in Mexico. The faith and tradition that was passed down to me has meant a lot to me."

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