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Canadian Mennonite University celebrates Class of 2021

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 @ 10:00 AM

After a year of mingling on Zoom and many online classes, the CMU community gathered in-person on August 21 to celebrate the Class of 2021. At an outdoor convocation ceremony on CMU's grounds, CMU President Dr. Cheryl Pauls conferred 68 undergraduate degrees, 20 master's degrees, and three certificates.

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Practicum student helps shape Anabaptist worship

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 @ 9:30 AM

When Amelia Pahl envisioned how her practicum would go, she didn't expect she would be dissecting an 18th century prayer book and seeing how it could be used for worship today. Yet this was one of the many tasks she took on this summer.

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MSC Alumni Profile: Jordan Ewart (BA IDS, 2018)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 2:31 PM

For Jordan Ewart, policy analyst at the Saskatchewan Trucking Agency, the trucking industry in Canada continues to experience a significant shortage in female employees. With 97% of truckers identifying as male and only 3% as female, Ewart—who graduated with a BA in International Development Studies and is completing an additional major in Conflict Resolution Studies at Menno Simons College (MSC)—is recognizing more and more the need for female employment in a male-dominated industry.

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CMU launches new composting project

Friday, September 25, 2020 @ 1:18 PM

On Earth Day 2020, CMU officially became Climate Smart certified. Involved in this certification was a commitment to strategize various initiatives in which CMU would reduce greenhouse gas emissions on campus and become a more environmentally sustainable community. CMU's newest initiative, a composting project headed by graduate student Justin Eisinga, constitutes the first steps toward reducing greenhouse gasses by lowering the amount of waste build-up in landfills that contribute to the rising release of methane into the atmosphere.

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Announcing the 2020 John and Margaret Friesen Lectures: What if Mennonites Had Never Left the Netherlands?

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 @ 3:53 PM

What if the 16th-century Dutch and North-German ancestors of so many North American Mennonites had decided not to flee their homes? What if they had not scattered, and not been variously shaped by atrocities like those of tsarist Russian tyranny, communist revolution, or Nazi war? What would Mennonites be like today if they had never left the Netherlands?

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Giving to CMU supports global peacebuilding efforts, creates hope for the future

Monday, July 30, 2018 @ 7:00 AM

Ask Helen Rempel why she gives to CMU, and she'll tell you about CMU's Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP).

"There are a lot of students coming to CMU from all around the world, and the impact that has when they go home and make peace is so important," says Rempel.

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Longtime CMU alumnus donor invests in people

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

For Hugo Peters, donating to CMU is a wise investment because it means contributing to the lives of students.

"I've invested in all kinds of things in my life, some of which went south, some of which made money, but I've never regretted investing in people," says Peters (CMBC '63).

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Mennonite Pastors and Scholars Involved in Ecumenical Gathering

Thursday, June 7, 2018 @ 8:10 AM

"I wonder whether Jesus' call for Christian unity isn't an invitation to focus on what unites rather than divides us, in order to see that everyone brings something valuable to God's kingdom." So said Kathy Koop, Pastor of First Mennonite Church, in reflecting on a recent ecumenical gathering. On May 9, "Behold! I do a New Thing—Emerging Perspectives in Ministry" took place at the Charleswood United Church. Using Isaiah 43:19, "I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?" as a springboard, the day saw one hundred participants, including more than 20 Mennonite Church Manitoba and MB pastors, come together for resourcing and fellowship.

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Faculty: In Their Own Words – Dr. Brian Froese

Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

"I often say I became a historian because the job of rock star had been taken, and this was the next best thing," quips Dr. Brian Froese, Associate Professor of History. He has taught at CMU since 2006.

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