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Natalie Vander Zaag

Student Profile: Natalie Vander Zaag

Posted in Student Profiles  •  Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 4:53 PM

Natalie Vander Zaag (OT’11) started at Canadian Mennonite University as a participant in CMU’s Outtatown French Africa program and stayed to study at CMU with a major in social sciences.

Vander Zaag had always been interested in psychology, but it was her work at an Aboriginal drop-in centre in Winnipeg’s North End that helped turn that interest into a true passion. “I am so interested in how the human brain works and the methods people use to heal. My work at the drop-in centre has made me even more passionate about healing and therapy,” says Vander Zaag.

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Jose Moraga

Graduate Student Profile: Jose Moraga

Posted in Student Profiles  •  Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 4:16 PM

The decision to study at Canadian Mennonite University required a leap of faith for graduate student Jose Moraga and his family, who came to Winnipeg from their home in Santiago, Chile.

“Continuing my studies outside of my country has been a very important step in my spiritual journey. I chose to study at CMU because I identify with the University’s focus on service, leadership, and reconciliation, its program flexibility, and its theology with a strong emphasis on justice and peace,” says Moraga.

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Kathleen McCullough

Student Profile: Kathleen McCullough

Posted in Student Profiles  •  Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 3:38 PM

A love of basketball brought CMU student and athlete Kathleen McCullough to CMU – and it’s what continues to motivate and challenge this student who is in  her third year both at the school and on the team.

“Our team is like an extended family to me,” says McCullough, who is working towards her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences and Counselling. “As the year progresses, each player develops, both personally and in our athletic ability. My coach really puts the players first and has helped push me to my optimal performance.”

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Peter Dueck

Student Profile: Peter Dueck

Posted in Student Profiles  •  Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 5:48 PM

Current CMU student Peter Dueck, who will graduate in 2012 with a four-year BA in Biblical and Theological Studies with a Philosophy minor, says his practicum experience was beneficial in a number of ways.

Dueck completed his practicum assignment during 2010-2011 as a Grade 7/8 teacher aid at St. Aidan’s Christian School, a private Christian school in Winnipeg that accepts students who are no longer welcome or no longer feel safe in the public school system. There, he tutored students while serving as a positive male role model for them, many of whom had none. 

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Frances Paletta

Student Profile: Frances Paletta

Posted in Student Profiles  •  Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 12:57 PM

Mature student Frances Paletta came to CMU in 2005 to study Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies (PACTS), years after having attended Red River Community College, where she graduated, and The University of Winnipeg, after establishing herself as a successful businesswoman in the hospitality industry.

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