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Alumnus explores the relationship between art and commerce in daring new novel

Monday, August 22, 2022 @ 4:11 PM

In 2017, André Forget was asked by friend and collaborator Joel Peters (CMU, 2011) to write a short story about a fictitious underwater organ. The only rule was to keep the story around 2,000 words. Forget ended up writing a 10,000-word academic dissertation about the mythical instrument, which he named the hydroöganon. Complete with invented scholars debating each other's theses and extensive details as to the engineering of the instrument, the story, originally titled The Lower Registers, served as the impetus for writing his debut novel In the City of Pigs, published by Dundurn Press in the summer of 2022.

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Sunday@CMU: August 2022

Sunday, August 7, 2022 @ 12:00 AM

Theme: The Parables of the Prodigal Son

During the spring and summer, we are looking back on this year of Sunday@CMU. This month, we are rebroadcasting meditations by Aaron Thiessen, CMU alumnus and Pastor for Youth and Young Adults at River East Church in Winnipeg, MB. Throughout this series, Aaron examines the parable of the Prodigal Son from a different interpretation each week, allowing it to shake our expectations and see from a new perspective.

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Summer 2022 alumni updates (new content)

Thursday, June 30, 2022 @ 12:00 AM

Readers of CMU's The Blazer magazine often say they flip right to the Alumni News section before reading anything else.

Again, as with the past several issues of The Blazer in its digest format, we were unable to squeeze in alumni news. Below is a compilation of updates provided to CMU by alumni.

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Sunday@CMU: May 2022

Sunday, May 1, 2022 @ 12:00 AM

Theme: "Who do I say that I am?" Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John

As we enter the spring/summer semester, we are looking back on this year of Sunday@CMU. This month, we are rebroadcasting a series of meditations by Marnie Klassen, a CMU alumna who graduated with an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Theology. Throughout this series, Marnie explores what we can learn about Jesus from his many I AM statements in the Gospel of John.

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Sunday@CMU: April 2022

Sunday, April 3, 2022 @ 12:00 AM

Theme: The Lord's Prayer; Easter

As we enter the spring/summer semester, we are looking back on this year of Sunday@CMU. This month, we are rebroadcasting a series of meditations on the Lord's Prayer by Virginia Gerbrandt Richert, CMU alumna and associate pastor at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church in Altona, MB. Plus: An Easter sermon by Dr. V. George Shillington, professor emeritus at CMU.

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Reconciliation: Man-Made Temples

Friday, April 1, 2022 @ 9:45 AM

Jesus called for an end to oppression. How did the Bible become a weapon of colonization? Jonas talks with Christy Anderson, CMU Indigenous Engagement Advisor, about a sermon she gave at CMU in Fall 2021.

Anderson's full sermon is available as a special feature episode of this podcast.

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MBA alumna protects data of millions at innovative tech company

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 @ 9:00 AM

CMU alumna Tomisin Bolorunduro moved to Vancouver, a city where she knew no one, in the midst of a pandemic. But what she moved for was worth it: a job at Trulioo, an innovative tech start-up and global leader in online identity verification and data privacy.

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Forestry management helps alumnus find a just and equitable world

Monday, February 28, 2022 @ 10:38 AM

Hearing Darcy Reimer ('15, Environmental Studies) reflect on this time at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), you see how CMU was a place of intersection, bringing together his passions and helping direct him into his career.

Reimer appreciated the small, interactive biology classes with Dr. Rachel Krause where he had the freedom to explore individual curiosities. Important to these classes was how the dialogue between science and faith were incorporated into his education, through which Reimer found a congruity between faith and science.

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Sunday@CMU: February 2022

Sunday, February 6, 2022 @ 12:00 AM

Theme: The Parables of the Prodigal Son

This month on Sunday@CMU, we're hearing from Aaron Thiessen, CMU alumnus and Pastor for Youth and Young Adults at River East Church in Winnipeg, MB. In this series of meditations, Aaron examines the parable of the Prodigal Son from a different interpretation each week, allowing it to shake our expectations and see from a new perspective.

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Graduate School of Theology & Ministry alumnus finds immigration consultancy work a “life-changing experience”

Monday, January 31, 2022 @ 9:43 AM

For Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) alumnus Arisnel Mesidor (CMU '15), changing people's lives isn't an abstract hope or dream; it's the reality of his daily work.

As the owner and manager of Mesidor Canadian Immigration Services, he helps non-Canadians make the life-altering transition to becoming Canadian citizens. Daily, he meets with clients and mentors them as they navigate the complex world of the Canadian immigration system.

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