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CMU students connect to global project

Near the end of a research leave that I spent at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I had the opportunity to train as a partner instructor in the Tiny Earth program that's headquartered there. This program, launched in 2018, is a microbiology lab curriculum being pursued by a growing international network of students and instructors. The program's goal is to "studentsource" the discovery of new antibiotics—one avenue of response to the emerging crisis of antibiotic resistance in disease-causing bacteria. Tiny Earth is the brainchild of one of my scientific and pedagogical heroes: Jo Handelsman, a soil microbiologist and director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at UW Madison.

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Mennonite Central Committee, Canadian Mennonite University collaborate on $15M Climate Change Adaptation Project in Zimbabwe, funded by the Government of Canada

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) is pleased to collaborate with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Canada in a new project, Locally-Led Indigenous Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation in Zimbabwe (LINCZ).

This project is made possible with the support of Global Affairs Canada, which has allocated up to $15 million to MCC. This initiative will include funding to CMU to collaborate with Zimbabwean academic and development organizations involved in the project.

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Dr. Stephanie Stobbe curates national travelling exhibition

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as of mid-2022, there are 32.5 million refugees worldwide. That number jumps to 53.1 million internally displaced people and expands yet again to 103 million when considering forcibly displaced people worldwide.

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MSC team publishes book on environmental and social justice in India

Dr. Kirit Patel of Menno Simons College (MSC) with Dr. Aruna Kumar Malik of Gujarat National Law University in India and Dr. Alan Diduck of the University of Winnipeg launched a new book, Advancing Environmental Justice for Marginalized Communities in India: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities, in September 2021. It features many contributions from MSC students, exploring environmental justice and social equity in India.

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From planarian worms to the pandemic

Dr. John Brubacher visits the library every day. But instead of books, this library contains millions of yeast clones.

Brubacher is Assistant Professor of Biology at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), but is currently on a three-year research leave, of which he has two years left. He's working at the Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison, WI as Visiting Assistant Scientist in the institute's Newmark Lab. Researchers there utilize the tools of molecular cell biology and functional genomics to address several major biological problems.

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Doktorvater: How Dietrich Bartel is bringing a teacher’s heart to research communication

In German, the word for a doctoral supervisor is doktorvater, or "doctor father." No phrase could better express the spirit of pedagogical generosity and delight which critics have identified in the work of Music Professor Emeritus, Dietrich Bartel.

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“Hearts of Freedom” project to include testimony from former PM Joe Clark

As Stephanie Stobbe (Menno Simons College) and team prepare for the project's next phase, key players are adding their voices to the record, including Joe Clark, PM during the height of Southeast Asian immigration to Canada.

Between 1975 and 1980 Canada resettled 69,200 South East Asian refugees. Today Stephanie Stobbe, of Menno Simons College, along with a team of researchers, are working to ensure their experiences will be preserved for generations to come.

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Hearts of Freedom: Dr. Stephanie Stobbe and team awarded major funding for nation-wide research

Between 1975 and 1980 Canada resettled 69,200 South-East Asian refugees. This project aims to ensure their experiences will be preserved for generations to come.

Dr. Stephanie Stobbe, of CMU's Menno Simons College, together with a team of four senior researchers, has been awarded major funding to complete a three-year research and preservation project that will span the country.

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MSC faculty and team awarded $119,000 federal grant

An instructor from Canadian Mennonite University's Menno Simons College (MSC) and a team of other professors are the recipients of a prestigious federal grant.

Karen Ridd, Instructor in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies, received a three-year Partnership Development Grant worth $119,000 through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

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CMU psychology professor awarded $100,000 research grant

Dr. Heather Campbell-Enns, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), received a one-year grant worth $100,000 through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Campbell-Enns will use the grant for a research project titled Best Practices: Transitions from Hospital to Community-Based Settings for Rural and Remote Persons with Dementia.

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