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Update on in-person learning and COVID-19 protocols for the 2022 winter term

Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 5:22 PM

CMU will continue in-person education on the Shaftesbury Campus starting on Monday, January 24, 2022 in a manner that cultivates and sustains high levels of safety, health, and well-being for students, staff, and faculty.

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A message from the president: Plans for the 2022 Winter Term

Thursday, December 23, 2021 @ 2:00 PM

Dear CMU Students, Staff, and Faculty,

Canadian Mennonite University plans to continue in-person education on the Shaftesbury Campus in the 2022 Winter Term in ways that cultivate and sustain high levels of safety, health, and well-being for students, staff, and faculty.

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A message from the CMU president regarding fall 2021 vaccine requirements

Thursday, August 19, 2021 @ 10:30 AM

Canadian Mennonite University is committed to honouring the health, safety, and well-being of the community as a whole. Our collective health is reliant on shared habits and responsibilities of students, staff, and faculty in this time of COVID-19 and always. As we move into the 2021-22 school year the ongoing health risks of COVID-19 remain highly concerning, even with exemplary vaccination rates in Manitoba. Thus, all CMU students, staff, and faculty are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in accordance with the schedule listed below. We make this announcement with recognition that many members of the CMU community already have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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A message from the president: Fall 2021 plans

Friday, July 16, 2021 @ 1:38 PM

Dear CMU Students,

Summer greetings from CMU! We very much look forward to welcoming you on campus for 2021-22 in early September. 

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A message from the president: preliminary planning for Fall 2021

Friday, April 9, 2021 @ 1:45 PM

The CMU learning community has been amazing all year in collectively honouring one another's health, safety, and well-being. I'm deeply grateful to all CMU students, staff, and faculty for sharing so much good learning, laughter, care, and generosity in the midst of all that's been awkward and hard.

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New air purifying technology increases CMU campus safety

Monday, March 8, 2021 @ 3:59 PM

CMU recently installed new high-quality air purifiers throughout its Shaftesbury campus as its learning community returned to in-person and online hybrid classes for the winter semester.

The university is continually looking for ways to improve conditions on campus that will ensure the well-being of its students, staff, and faculty. This innovative technology from Greentech Environmental Canada adds "an additional layer of protection to the air quality on campus in a way that's financially doable and would encourage confidence to return to campus when we were able to do so," says Julene Sawatzky, Interim Director of Administration.

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Details of the January 25 Return to Campus

Friday, January 22, 2021 @ 4:34 PM

CMU is excited to welcome students back to hybrid classes beginning on January 25, 2021. Below is important information about the initial phase of return to hybrid classes. Following provincial guidelines, these directions will be in place for the foreseeable future.  

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Return to In-Person Hybrid Classes on January 25

Friday, January 15, 2021 @ 3:45 PM

Welcome to the learning community of Canadian Mennonite University winter 2021.

I'm pleased to announce that CMU will be returning to hybrid classes at its Shaftesbury campus on Monday, January 25. Students will have the option to be part of a significant number of courses in-person or virtually. Some courses will continue only online as indicated on the CMU website at

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CMU plans for the 2021 winter term: what and why

Friday, November 27, 2020 @ 4:36 PM

Dear CMU students, staff, faculty, and sessional instructors,

In 2014 the CMU graduating class chose the following verse as a focus of its Convocation Celebration: What are you doing here? (1 Kings 19:13). It's a good question, good in the sense that it means more than one thing. The word "what" really does directly mean "what are you doing"; the question also means "why." Thus, "What are you doing here?" asks both, "what are you doing?" and "why are you here?".

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November 10 COVID-19 update for students, staff, and faculty from the President's Office

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 5:06 PM

Dear CMU Students, Staff, and Faculty,

It is a beautifully sunny day, and the outdoor air feels crisp and clear. But, the air is not clean and safe in terms of shared breathing spaces, as has been made apparent with today's announcement of increased code red restrictions by the Province of Manitoba.

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