CMU alumna transforms dream for justice through peace program
Monday, March 20, 2023 @ 10:30 AM
CMU alumna Odelia Duffus wanted to be a lawyer after she graduated high school. Six years later, she's liaising with the court—but not in the role she expected.
Duffus is a mediator and caseworker with Mediation Services, a Winnipeg-based organization offering conflict resolution and training to workplaces, families, and communities. She wants to make a safer and more just future for all people involved in conflict, by navigating it in ways alternative to conventional punishment. Through mediation, she acts as a neutral third party that hears each side's perspective and helps create an agreement that benefits everyone and an appropriate solution.
Sunday@CMU: February 2023
Sunday, February 5, 2023 @ 12:00 AM
Title: Vocation and God's Calling
This month on Sunday@CMU, we are hearing from Renee Willms, Interim Director of CMU's Centre for Career and Vocation and Interim Director of Practicum at CMU. In this series of meditations, she reflects on vocation and God's calling in our lives.
CMU student receives prestigious Terry Fox Humanitarian Award
Thursday, July 21, 2022 @ 11:14 AM
CMU student Katrina Lengsavath is one of only 17 Canadians to receive the 2022 Terry Fox Humanitarian Award. She was chosen from 503 applicants across the country for the prestigious scholarship, which honours Terry Fox's legacy by encouraging young people who are passionate about helping others and who demonstrate perseverance in the face of adversity.
CMU practicum program recognized in international post-secondary context
Thursday, April 28, 2022 @ 12:00 AM
Christine Kampen Robinson, director of practicum; director of the Center for Career and Vocation at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), has been selected to join an elite three-year research seminar focused on work-integrated learning (WIL). The international forum will be hosted and organized by the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University in North Carolina.
Impactful work-integrated learning experience leads alumna to pursue decolonization efforts and Indigenous solidarity work
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 @ 9:24 AM
Ask any Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) graduate the most impactful learning experience during their undergrad, and they will most likely say their practicum placement.
As the only university in Canada that includes a work-integrated learning placement for all undergraduates, CMU's Practicum Program gives students practical, hands-on opportunities to work in their desired fields of study. Most students look at their practicum placement as a turning point in their education; they get a fully realized vision of the types of impacts they can make in the world and can be inspired to reach further heights in their academics or career.
CMU Centre for Career and Vocation receives grants for student work-integrated learning
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 @ 12:00 AM
CMU students pour hours, six credit hours to be exact, into their practicum placements and yet many don't get paid. But that is changing. The university's newly launched Centre for Career and Vocation has already developed partnerships with numerous organizations and networks, and recently received two grants to support work-integrated learning at CMU.
Faculty: In Their Own Words - Dr. Christine Kampen Robinson
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 @ 9:00 AM
Dr. Christine Kampen Robinson has worked at CMU part-time since 2018 and full-time since 2020. She is Director of the Centre for Career and Vocation, Director of Practicum, and Teaching Assistant Professor of Practicum and Social Science.
CMU becomes first Canadian member of NetVUE
Friday, March 12, 2021 @ 9:21 AM
CMU is the first Canadian post-secondary institution to join the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), a North American network of colleges and universities that offers grant funding, resources, and support to enrich the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among undergraduate students. It is run by the Council of Independent Colleges.
CMU launches new Centre for Career and Vocation
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 @ 10:04 AM
CMU celebrated the launch of its newest initiative, the Centre for Career and Vocation, as work-integrated learning month kicked off across Canada on March 1.
The Centre for Career and Vocation's mission is "to equip members of the CMU community to purposefully connect calling, courses, and career through curriculum-integrated academic and vocational advising, experiential and work-integrated learning, and encouraging interdisciplinary exploration and creativity."
Practicum student helps shape Anabaptist worship
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.