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Changes to the 2020 Canadian School of Peacebuilding courses and schedule

Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 5:31 PM

Due to the ongoing travel restrictions and social distancing directives in place across North America in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, CMU's Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) is announcing the following changes to its June 2020 courses.

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International human rights worker finds professional development at CSOP

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Yousuf Abdulaziz is no stranger to peacebuilding and human rights work. He has worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and Save the Children in the Central African Republic.

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A community of change-makers

Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

Before Brooke Nagle and Lenora Yarkie were even finished their 2019 Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) courses, they had already chosen their course for next year's session.

"This is our third year at CSOP," says Nagle. "I've gotten a lot out of these courses. I find they're really thought provoking and useful in the volunteer work that I do."

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Peacebuilding school launches 12th year after successful 2019 session

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 11:29 AM

In the political climate of our world today, a commitment to peacebuilding is more critical than ever. This summer, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) welcomed 108 students and nine faculty from around the world to the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) held on June 10-21.

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A Public Lecture by Dr. Emily Welty: Imagination, Courage, and Resilience (video)

Thursday, June 20, 2019 @ 3:38 PM

Amidst feelings of hopelessness in the face of injustice, inequality and systems of oppression, how can we create communities of imagination, joy and resistance? Join Dr. Emily Welty as she explores these intersections by reflecting on her Nobel Peace Prize experience as part of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. 

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate to give public lecture at CMU

Thursday, June 6, 2019 @ 9:37 AM

Dr. Emily Welty, member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, will give a public lecture at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) later this month as part of its annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP).

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Canadian Mennonite University signs MOU with Filipino peacebuilding institute

Friday, March 29, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) has entered into a collaboration agreement through a memorandum of understanding with the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute Foundation, Inc. (MPI). The memo states the intention of cooperation for collaboration on mutually beneficial grant opportunities, curriculum development, and activities for the advancement of programming between the two entities.

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CSOP Participant Profile: Carol McNaughton

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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Learning power and vulnerability at CSOP

Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 8:48 AM

For the first time in my degree, I took a class purely on a recommendation, and man alive am I glad I decided to.

After some conversation and discernment, my academic advisor told me that she thought I should take Arts Based Approaches to Social Change from the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP). I liked the idea of getting some credits out of the way and having an excuse to come back to Winnipeg mid-summer. The course sounded mildly interesting, and though not related to the direction my Interdisciplinary degree seemed to be taking, I decided to just do it.

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Peacebuilding school brings together participants from around the world in its tenth year

Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 1:05 PM

"This course is challenging my life! What a gift."

This sentiment was voiced by nearly 100 participants, students and professionals who came from around the globe, as they reflected on their time spent in the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) earlier this month.

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