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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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CMU faculty reflect on courses taught during the pandemic (videos)

Friday, January 8, 2021 @ 10:33 AM

The challenges of a global pandemic have highlighted the quality of education offered by CMU. Below, seven CMU faculty members reflect on courses they taught in fall 2020 amidst the challenges and complexities of COVID-19.

Rachel Krause, Assistant Professor of Biology
Introduction to Global Health

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Practicing theology from the bottom-up

Friday, December 18, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

Assuming a new position teaching theology at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), Rev. Dr. Sunder John Boopalan and his family arrived in Winnipeg in October 2020 after a move, during the pandemic, from their home in Boston, MA. Growing up in the religious context of Pondicherry, a former French colony in southeast India, Boopalan was raised by his mother, a nurse and Hindu convert to Christianity, and his father, a lab technician and preacher, who together attended the "Bakht Singh Assemblies," a multi-lingual and multi-ethnic indigenous (that is, without foreign missionary history) church movement. Describing the religious atmosphere of his upbringing, Boopalan states that "there was an interesting mix of theological influences that combined pietist, holiness, and charismatic movements. Services were four hours and included plenty of music played with indigenous Indian instruments and would always end in a love feast cooked by church members and shared sitting around mats on the floor."

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CMU Student Awarded Third-Place Finalist in Bi-National Speech Contest

Monday, November 9, 2020 @ 10:25 AM

Current CMU student Jubilee Dueck Thiessen is the third-place finalist in the bi-national C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest. Her speech, titled "Stewards of Joy: Answering the Call of Ecological Shalom," employs the Christian creation narrative alongside indigenous voices to bring her point across that "disciples of joy" who seek to follow Jesus should pursue a "stewardship of creation in response to our need for ecological shalom." Rather than being overcome with grief, Dueck Thiessen, elaborating on her speech, suggests that "the core of this issue is one of love, we only fear for creation because we love it."

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Unmasking anxiety in pandemic times

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 4:37 PM

Face2Face conversation panel discusses what to notice and how to see during COVID-19

How might COVID-19 invite us to think about the lenses through which we understand the world? Is it possible that this shared pandemic experience can offer new perspectives not only filled with grief, loss, and anxiety?

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Convocation 2019-20: Outdoor event honours the class of 2020 (video)

Thursday, August 27, 2020 @ 2:43 PM

An outdoor convocation ceremony, celebrating graduates who completed their degrees in April, was held on the grounds of CMU on August 26. Maximum group size restrictions, physical distancing, and masks did not detract from celebrating the degree completion of 91 students, 58 of whom were able to be present at the event. CMU is deeply grateful for the contributions these students will make in church and society.

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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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Rev'd Dr. David Widdicombe Lecture (video)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 7:54 PM

In the face of historical emergencies, societies are always being invited to reconsider priorities and possibilities. Climate change is here—whether catastrophic or not, climate change is here.

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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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Emerging Perspectives on Ministry II Ted Talk-style presentations (videos)

Friday, June 14, 2019 @ 11:13 AM

Emerging Perspectives on Ministry II is an ecumenical learning and friendship building opportunity with Anglicans, Lutherans, Mennonites, Ukrainian and Roman Catholics, United Church folk, and others.

[ View the Emerging Perspectives on Ministry webpage here ]

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