Polarization: Get over it! Stories that lead the way (video)
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 @ 10:17 AM
Recorded Monday, February 27, 2023
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[ winnipeg free press story ]
[ the carillon story ]
Polarization: Get over it! Stories that lead the way
Thursday, February 9, 2023 @ 10:23 AM
Polarization—just get over it! It's easier said than done. But if we are to take serious steps and effectively engage with others to overcome our extreme differences, where do we start? Canadian Mennonite University's (CMU) upcoming Face2Face discussion will feature a panel of provincial MLAs and policy analysts exploring their unique experiences with polarization.
Naawi-Oodena: A Town Hall Conversation
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 12:00 AM
Something new and exciting is developing in the neighbourhood very close to Canadian Mennonite University (CMU). The area will soon be home to the largest, strategically located urban Indigenous economic zone in Canada and the biggest multi-use project in modern Winnipeg history.
Episode 3: Treaty
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 @ 2:56 PM
What are treaties and why do they matter? This episode features Niigaan James Sinclair, who describes treaties between First Nations and Canadian Settlers as ongoing relationships of mutual benefit, not a one-time exchange of land.
Episode 1: Pandemic
Friday, January 15, 2021 @ 12:16 PM
"So What?" is a new monthly CMU podcast that draws out key ideas from public events at Canadian Mennonite University. Host Jonas Cornelsen (CMU '16) guides you through these discussions by asking 'So What?".
What if science was more than a weapon in the fight against diseases like COVID-19? Biologist Rachel Krause talks about the ecology of pandemics: they are a natural result of living with other species. Philosopher and theologian Chris Huebner looks to the past, and opens up an unusual book during lockdown. He concludes that nothing about COVID-19 is "unprecedented."
Pandemic brings together students in Canada and Philippines
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 5:07 PM
When students enrolled in Wendy Kroeker's upper-level Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies (PACTS) course, they didn't expect to have classmates 12,000 kilometres away.
Kroeker, Assistant Professor of PACTS at CMU, is teaching Cultures of Violence, Cultures of Peace to 16 students at CMU and 11 students in the Philippines.
Unmasking anxiety in pandemic times
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 4:37 PM
Face2Face conversation panel discusses what to notice and how to see during COVID-19
How might COVID-19 invite us to think about the lenses through which we understand the world? Is it possible that this shared pandemic experience can offer new perspectives not only filled with grief, loss, and anxiety?
Face2Face | Seeing Through the Pandemic: The Art of Noticing (video)
Thursday, September 24, 2020 @ 10:00 PM
COVID-19 focuses our daily attention on physical distancing, sanitization and hygiene, masks, ventilation systems, maximum space capacities, infection, testing, self-isolation...and more. At times, COVID-19 leaves us feeling anxious and forces us to confront life's fragility. COVID-19 also invites us to think about what we notice and how we see.
Sunday@CMU: August 2020
Sunday, August 9, 2020 @ 12:00 AM
Theme: Voices of the CMU Community
This month on Sunday@CMU, we are hearing from voices of the CMU community. This includes the student speeches from this year's C. Henry Smith Oratorical Peace Contest, Face2Face On Air segments created by communications and media students, and performances from this year's 15th annual Verna Mae Janzen music competition.
Face2Face community conversation unpacks the complexities of polarization
Friday, February 28, 2020 @ 1:10 PM
How do we respond to the strong rhetoric of polarization that is gripping our world? How can we listen and talk to people that are different from us, and why does it matter if we do?
More than 180 people gathered in Canadian Mennonite University's (CMU) Marpeck Commons on February 10 to discuss these questions. The Face2Face event, hosted by CMU, was titled, "Us and Them: How did we become so polarized?"