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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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Notice of confirmed case of COVID-19 at CMU Shaftesbury Campus on November 2 (low risk)

Saturday, November 7, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

Dear students, faculty, and staff of CMU,

A confirmed case of COVID-19 has been identified at the CMU Shaftesbury Campus. The individual was on campus on November 2 between the hours of 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM, and followed all public health measures instituted by CMU. This is a low-risk situation with no close contacts identified at CMU. No one is required to self-isolate from this exposure.

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Changes at CMU due to code red

Monday, November 2, 2020 @ 3:00 PM

During this extraordinary fall, the contributions of students, staff, and faculty have been outstanding in attending to the safety, health, and well-being of all. Your collective efforts have enabled us to learn well together and to sustain a remarkable record of health throughout the learning community. Thank you for the depth  of your care for the safety and well-being of yourself and of others, on campus and everywhere you go.

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CMU details plans for 2020-21 education and operations with framework manual

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 @ 1:34 PM

Canadian Mennonite University has released its framework for the upcoming academic year, entitled 'Learning and Living Well in an Era of Pandemic'.

The framework offers details for on-campus learning, teaching, and life for students, faculty, and staff. Overseen by a Pandemic Response and Recovery Committee, the document will be updated as health guidelines and clinical best practices continue to evolve, to ensure the safety of the on-campus and wider community.

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Fall 2020 academic and campus plan

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 @ 1:25 PM

CMU is pleased to confirm that the university will provide on-campus living and in-person classes beginning Fall 2020. CMU is the only fully accredited Manitoba university to do so. All in-person courses will be augmented with hybrid, online learning tools. 

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Plans for Fall 2020 at CMU (video)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 @ 9:51 AM

President Dr. Cheryl Pauls and Dr. Jonathan Dueck, Academic Dean, explain how the learning community at CMU will operate this upcoming fall. They also answer some frequently asked questions on a number of topics.

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CMU Outtatown program suspended for 2020-21

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 @ 1:13 PM

CMU regrets to announce that the Outtatown Discipleship School program has been suspended for the 2020-21 program year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Outtatown's priority is the safety of its students, staff, and involved communities. The health risks and challenges that COVID-19 poses to a cohort-based travel program, such as physical distancing requirements, travel restrictions, and the uncertainty of a second wave of the virus, mean the program is unable to proceed.

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