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 “I have learned the value of hard work. If I didn’t have this learning disability, I would not know how to put in an immense amount of effort to get the outcome that I want.”  – Tai Linklater

CMU student perseveres, receives one of four national scholarships

Posted in Student Profiles  •  Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 1:47 PM

If you looked at photos from CMU student Tai Linklater's childhood, you'd see countless shots of her holding different reptiles, unable to control the excitement on her face. Her dream career was to be a herpetologist, studying reptiles and amphibians. Until she found out it required calculus.

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“One of the reasons I chose CMU was because of the smaller school size, smaller class size, and there is more accessibility to meet with professors and explain that [I’m a deaf individual],” says first-year student Annika Goodbrandson.

Deaf first-year student finds place at CMU, both on the court and in class

Posted in Student Profiles  •  Tuesday, November 16, 2021 @ 1:58 PM

Adaptability might be Annika Goodbrandson's greatest strength. As a multi-sport athlete, Goodbrandson understands the importance of versatility and flexibility. Goodbrandson is lacing up for Canadian Mennonite University's (CMU) Blazers women's basketball team this year, and her greatest strength will be to the test.

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A heritage moment for CMU athlete

A heritage moment for CMU athlete

Posted in Student Profiles  •  Friday, July 2, 2021 @ 1:00 PM

We all know the saying "when one door closes, another one opens," but for many people the COVID-19 pandemic has closed a lot more doors than it has opened. That's not the case for CMU men's basketball guard Binh Nguyen, who now finds himself playing professional basketball in the VBA in his native country of Vietnam.

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Amelia Pahl, a fourth-year CMU student doing an interdisciplinary degree in Religion and Narrative, did a three-month practicum placement with Together in Worship, a website of free Anabaptist worship resources that was launched this fall.

Practicum student helps shape Anabaptist worship

Posted in Student Profiles  •  Wednesday, November 25, 2020 @ 9:30 AM

When Amelia Pahl envisioned how her practicum would go, she didn't expect she would be dissecting an 18th century prayer book and seeing how it could be used for worship today. Yet this was one of the many tasks she took on this summer.

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Practicum Story: Finding life and energy in church ministry’s diverse demands

Practicum Story: Finding life and energy in church ministry’s diverse demands

Posted in Student Profiles  •  Wednesday, August 19, 2020 @ 9:33 AM

"My primary experience of the inner workings of a church has been gathered under a pandemic. [...] The variety is endlessly surprising, delightful, tiring, invigorating, and of course, exciting."

Marina 'Marnie' Klassen, 22, is in her fifth and final year of an interdisciplinary BA in Social Theology, with Communications and Media minor. Over the last few months, she has been working through a pastoral internship with Home Street Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, in fulfillment of her CMU practicum.

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