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CMU alumna works for gender equality in practicum turned career

Friday, January 22, 2021 @ 9:48 AM

Ennet Bera hadn't even donned her graduation cap yet when she got her first job in the non-profit sector.

Bera (CMU '19) graduated with a Master of Arts in Peacebuilding and Collaborative Development. She is program assistant for the Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT), which operates through the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation in Winnipeg.

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Graduate studies at CMU

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

What makes graduate studies programs unique at CMU? Valerie Smith, Associate Registrar for Graduate Studies, says that "being rooted in the Anabaptist tradition, we specialize in peacebuilding and reconciliation-oriented programs, even in the ways we teach business. There is plenty of space for diversity within the programs, creating conversations that cross disciplinary boundaries. Dialogue is one of our greatest strengths."

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Pandemic brings together students in Canada and Philippines

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 5:07 PM

When students enrolled in Wendy Kroeker's upper-level Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies (PACTS) course, they didn't expect to have classmates 12,000 kilometres away.

Kroeker, Assistant Professor of PACTS at CMU, is teaching Cultures of Violence, Cultures of Peace to 16 students at CMU and 11 students in the Philippines.

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International human rights worker finds professional development at CSOP

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Yousuf Abdulaziz is no stranger to peacebuilding and human rights work. He has worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and Save the Children in the Central African Republic.

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A community of change-makers

Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

Before Brooke Nagle and Lenora Yarkie were even finished their 2019 Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) courses, they had already chosen their course for next year's session.

"This is our third year at CSOP," says Nagle. "I've gotten a lot out of these courses. I find they're really thought provoking and useful in the volunteer work that I do."

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Peacebuilding in Action: CMU professor returns from delegation to Hong Kong

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 11:14 AM

Dr. Wendy Kroeker, Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), reflects on a week in Hong Kong, practicing solidarity and collaborative peacebuilding with the local church, in real time. For purposes of safety and sensitivity, some customary details are omitted from this report.

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CMU in review: Peace and Justice Studies Association annual conference

Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ 10:48 AM

Looking around her neighbourhood coffeeshop, graduate student Lauri Eagles (46) says the chief impact of this year's Peace and Justice Studies Association annual conference, was to refresh her awareness of the people, places, and events that move around her every day.

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A Public Lecture by Dr. Emily Welty: Imagination, Courage, and Resilience (video)

Thursday, June 20, 2019 @ 3:38 PM

Amidst feelings of hopelessness in the face of injustice, inequality and systems of oppression, how can we create communities of imagination, joy and resistance? Join Dr. Emily Welty as she explores these intersections by reflecting on her Nobel Peace Prize experience as part of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. 

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate to give public lecture at CMU

Thursday, June 6, 2019 @ 9:37 AM

Dr. Emily Welty, member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, will give a public lecture at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) later this month as part of its annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP).

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Canadian Mennonite University signs MOU with Filipino peacebuilding institute

Friday, March 29, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) has entered into a collaboration agreement through a memorandum of understanding with the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute Foundation, Inc. (MPI). The memo states the intention of cooperation for collaboration on mutually beneficial grant opportunities, curriculum development, and activities for the advancement of programming between the two entities.

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