Mennonite Central Committee, Canadian Mennonite University collaborate on $15M Climate Change Adaptation Project in Zimbabwe, funded by the Government of Canada
Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 1:55 PM
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.
Thursday, June 1, 2023 @ 3:08 PM
This fall, Manitoba Opera will be performing the world premiere of Li Keur: Riel's Heart of the North, the first full-scale Indigenous-led opera presented on a Canadian mainstage. It celebrates Métis women, languages, music, and culture, with libretto written by Métis poet and scholar Dr. Suzanne Steele and music composed by Métis fiddler Alex Kusturok and CMU faculty Neil Weisensel.
Sunday, May 7, 2023 @ 12:00 AM
Title: Our Human Place in Creation
This month on Sunday@CMU, we are hearing from Rachel Krause, Associate Professor of Biology at CMU. Rachel teaches courses like ecology and global health. In this new series of meditations, she explores our human place in nature and God's desire for how God's creation should live together.
Sunday, April 2, 2023 @ 12:00 AM
Title: Reflections on Food, Faith, Land
This month on Sunday@CMU, we are hearing from Kenton Lobe, Teaching Assistant Professor of International Development and Environmental Studies at CMU. In addition to teaching part-time, Kenton runs a small community shared agriculture farm in Neubergthal, Manitoba. In this new series of meditations, he offers reflections on food, faith, and land.
Monday, March 27, 2023 @ 11:36 AM
Dr. Heather Campbell-Enns is Associate Professor of Psychology. She has taught at CMU since 2019.
What are you teaching right now that you're most excited about?
"Identity and Intersectionality." That class has been just a pleasure. We're asking questions of identity, looking at concepts and theories of identity. Students are really wrestling with, "Who am I?" Questions around how stable is my identity and how much am I changing and who am I becoming? It's such a beautiful experience, with these students who come into this course at the end of their degree, thinking about: who have I become in this program at CMU? They come into the class with a lot of curiosity, and I see them go through this uncomfortable time of being faced with these questions. I've taught it a few times, and by the end of the course they're grounded into knowing something about themselves and accepting that they are becoming someone and that it's a lifelong journey. That has been really beautiful—including students talking about who am I in relation to the church and the God I've always known and who I am still knowing. It's been impactful for me to witness that with students because it's a journey we're all still on and to have them share that with me is pretty remarkable.
Sunday, March 12, 2023 @ 12:00 AM
Title: Suffering the Truth: Lenten Reflections
This month on Sunday@CMU, we are hearing from Chris Huebner, Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at CMU. In this new series of meditations, he guides us through the season of Lent with excerpts from his 2020 book, Suffering the Truth: Occasional Sermons and Reflections.
Thursday, February 2, 2023 @ 4:00 PM
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.
Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 12:45 PM
Dr. Jonathan Sears is Associate Professor of International Development Studies, Affiliate Faculty of Political Studies, and Associate Dean of Menno Simons College (MSC), a program centre of CMU. He has taught at CMU since 2008, primarily from the MSC campus.
Thursday, December 15, 2022 @ 9:10 AM
Dr. Jonathan Dueck, Vice-President Academic, Academic Dean, Associate Professor of Social Science (Ethnomusicology), and of Writing, has taught at CMU since 2017.
What do you love about your work here?
I like the sense of play that we have as an institution. We invite people to do things they care about, things they're passionate about, and to try them out. As students, as faculty members, and even as an institution, we're willing to try new things in a way that is about what we love.
Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ 4:33 PM
Dr. Sunder John Boopalan, Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, has taught at CMU since 2020.
Where or how do students give you hope?
I got into this business precisely because of that. Every day, students give me hope. Sometimes stuff happens in the classroom—I call it a change in plot. You walk in and you think, I know how the story is going to play out...and what I think we sometimes take for granted is that actually a person's place in the story can change the plot of the story. I think that's the place where students give me the most hope, because each of those persons sitting there with me in the classroom can change the outcome of the conversation. That open-ended plot of any interpersonal encounter gives me the greatest hope, and students do that all the time.