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#myCMUlife: Asians in STEM: Honourable yet onerous work

#myCMUlife: Asians in STEM: Honourable yet onerous work

Posted in News Releases  •  Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 8:37 AM

I remember being in grade one, sitting at the kitchen table doing my math homework with my sweet grandma, or "Khun Ya." Helping me in her lingual mosaic of Thai and English, we added and subtracted pencils, beads, and tamarind seeds. We snacked on pieces of fruit as we drew tallies and diagrams to practice my arithmetic after school.

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Anna Bigland-Pritchard (CMU 2015, BMus) is the recipient of multiple sizeable grants from the Canada Council for the Arts

CMU alum recontextualizes art song through queer, ecological lens

Posted in Stories  •  Monday, January 23, 2023 @ 1:18 PM

At first glance, it may not seem like music, climate justice, and queerness would cross career paths. But Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) alum Anna Bigland-Pritchard has built a life that weaves together these strands.

The 30-year-old soprano lives in Victoria, BC, where she divides her time between studying under renowned soprano Nancy Argenta, managing marketing at Vancouver Bach Choirs, directing music ministry at Oak Bay United Church, and teaching through her small business, ABP Music Studio. She also dedicates time to advocating for climate justice and facilitating workshops on eco-mindfulness, which she has done for institutions like KAIROS, University of Toronto, and CMU.

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So What? A Podcast

So What? A Podcast – Naawi-Oodena: Treaty (Replay)

Posted in Audio  •  Sunday, January 1, 2023 @ 2:27 PM

What are treaties and why do they matter? This replayed episode from March 2021 features Niigaan James Sinclair, and sets up future episodes on the Naawi-Oodena urban reserve in Winnipeg, just two kilometres east of CMU.

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Sunday@CMU: January 2023

Posted in Audio  •  Sunday, January 1, 2023 @ 12:00 AM

Title: Reflections on Five Parables of Jesus

This month on Sunday@CMU, we are hearing from CMU alumnus Kenny Wollmann, a teacher and member of Baker Hutterite Community. In this series of meditations, he reflects on what Jesus' parables tell us about the Kingdom of God, in keeping with the Hutterite liturgical tradition of studying the gospel stories of Jesus' life and ministry in the season between Epiphany and Easter.

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#myCMUlife: “It’s the people that make you feel at home”

#myCMUlife: “It’s the people that make you feel at home”

Posted in Stories  •  Thursday, December 22, 2022 @ 10:20 AM

I was always a quiet kid—quite aloof, utterly idealistic. My time was primarily spent wandering in my own head rather than engaging with the Big Wide World outside the closed doors. So it was no surprise that the idea of me spending my high school years abroad shocked my parents, even more so since I initiated it.

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