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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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Class of 2021 Convocation (video)

Saturday, August 21, 2021 @ 6:00 PM

August 21, 2021

 

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CMU Centre for Career and Vocation receives grants for student work-integrated learning

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

CMU students pour hours, six credit hours to be exact, into their practicum placements and yet many don't get paid. But that is changing. The university's newly launched Centre for Career and Vocation has already developed partnerships with numerous organizations and networks, and recently received two grants to support work-integrated learning at CMU.

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Faculty: In Their Own Words - Dr. Christine Kampen Robinson

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 @ 9:00 AM

Dr. Christine Kampen Robinson has worked at CMU part-time since 2018 and full-time since 2020. She is Director of the Centre for Career and Vocation, Director of Practicum, and Teaching Assistant Professor of Practicum and Social Science.

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CMU becomes first Canadian member of NetVUE

Friday, March 12, 2021 @ 9:21 AM

CMU is the first Canadian post-secondary institution to join the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), a North American network of colleges and universities that offers grant funding, resources, and support to enrich the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among undergraduate students. It is run by the Council of Independent Colleges.

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CMU launches new Centre for Career and Vocation

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 @ 10:04 AM

CMU celebrated the launch of its newest initiative, the Centre for Career and Vocation, as work-integrated learning month kicked off across Canada on March 1.

The Centre for Career and Vocation's mission is "to equip members of the CMU community to purposefully connect calling, courses, and career through curriculum-integrated academic and vocational advising, experiential and work-integrated learning, and encouraging interdisciplinary exploration and creativity."

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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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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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Practicum Story: Finding life and energy in church ministry’s diverse demands

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 @ 9:33 AM

"My primary experience of the inner workings of a church has been gathered under a pandemic. [...] The variety is endlessly surprising, delightful, tiring, invigorating, and of course, exciting."

Marina 'Marnie' Klassen, 22, is in her fifth and final year of an interdisciplinary BA in Social Theology, with Communications and Media minor. Over the last few months, she has been working through a pastoral internship with Home Street Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, in fulfillment of her CMU practicum.

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In God’s Country: Alumna finds joy and purpose teaching in Canada’s far north

Monday, March 2, 2020 @ 10:31 AM

Gjoa Haven is situated on William Island, Nunavut, a little over 2,000 kilometres north of Winnipeg. As the crow flies, it's about as far from here to Vancouver. But the Mercator effect is truer to life in Canada than ninth-grade social studies would have us believe: in significance if not in substance, distances expand toward the Pole. While the realities of life up north can be harsh, for Katrina Brooks, a 2015 alumna of CMU's Bachelor of Arts in English now teaching at Gjoa Haven's Qiqirtaq Ilihakvik High School, this expansion of space and consciousness is a taste of what it feels like to be in God's country.

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