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Climate: Science and Faith

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 @ 9:25 AM

How does Christian faith inform climate action? Climate researcher Dr. Katharine Hayhoe discusses the connections between faith and science as CMU's 2017 Scientist In Residence.

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From planarian worms to the pandemic

Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 2:09 PM

Dr. John Brubacher visits the library every day. But instead of books, this library contains millions of yeast clones.

Brubacher is Assistant Professor of Biology at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), but is currently on a three-year research leave, of which he has two years left. He's working at the Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison, WI as Visiting Assistant Scientist in the institute's Newmark Lab. Researchers there utilize the tools of molecular cell biology and functional genomics to address several major biological problems.

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2020 CMU Scientist in Residence | Dr. Deborah Haarsma (3 videos)

Friday, February 7, 2020 @ 10:26 AM

Dr. Deborah Haarsma is President of BioLogos. She is a frequent speaker on modern science and Christian faith at research universities, churches, and public venues like the National Press Club. Her work appears in several recent books, including Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Design and Christ and the Created Order. She wrote the book Origins with her husband and fellow physicist, Loren Haarsma, presenting the agreements and disagreements among Christians regarding the history of life and the universe. She edited the anthology Delight in Creation: Scientists Share Their Work with the Church with Rev. Scott Hoezee. Previously, Haarsma served as professor and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Calvin College. She is an experienced research scientist, with several publications in the Astrophysical Journal and the Astronomical Journal on extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. She has studied large galaxies, galaxy clusters, the curvature of space, and the expansion of the universe using telescopes around the world and in orbit. Haarsma completed her doctoral work in astrophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her undergraduate work in physics and music at Bethel University. She and Loren enjoy science fiction and classical music, and live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Astrophysicist is CMU’s 2020 Scientist in Residence

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Dr. Deborah Haarsma (PhD) is no stranger to frontier work. She has studied galaxy clusters, the curvature of space, and the expansion of the universe using telescopes around the world and in orbit. Privately, her research in astrophysics takes her to the very edge of human knowledge and comprehension.

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Something worth protecting: a practicum story

Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 11:59 AM

Graham Peters is completing his fourth and final year of a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies. He arrived on campus in the first year of CMU's expanded Biology program and, though he was not yet sure what he wanted to do, he quickly began to rediscover and expand his love of ecology. This led to a major in Environmental Studies, and a practicum focused on conservation ecology.

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CMU welcomes new biology professor for three-year term

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 @ 9:19 AM

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) is welcoming another faculty member to its growing science program.

Dr. Nicolas Malagon, the new Assistant Professor of Biology, will begin teaching in September 2019 for a three-year term.

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Scripture and science: Biology professor explores evolution

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 12:09 PM

Dr. Dennis R. Venema travels across the country engaging in conversations about how evolution and Christian faith can co-exist. While, as an Evangelical Christian, he grew up convinced that belief in evolution meant being an unfaithful, his views have shifted significantly over time.

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2019 CMU Scientist in Residence | Dr. Dennis R. Venema (videos)

Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 10:34 AM

Dr. Dennis R. Venema (PhD, University of British Columbia) is Professor of Biology at Trinity Western University (Langley, British Columbia, Canada). He is co-author, with theologian Scot McKnight, of Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science (Brazos, 2017).

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CMU welcomes Dr. Dennis R. Venema as 2019's Scientist in Residence

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 5:12 PM

Were Adam and Eve humanity's first parents? Genetics show that our beginning comes from a population much larger than one couple. Can belief in evolution and Christianity mix?

These are some of the key questions Dr. Dennis R. Venema will address as Scientist in Residence at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) on February 4-6, 2019.

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Bachelor of Science degree at CMU: Fall 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

Starting in Fall 2018, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) will offer four new Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree options as part of its academic programming—General (three-year), Mathematics (three-year), Biology (four-year), and Mathematics (four-year).

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