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"You could float forever in this country; if you were careful where you looked, no one would ever pull you to the ground."
– André Forget, In the City of Pigs

Alumnus explores the relationship between art and commerce in daring new novel

Posted in Alumni Profiles  •  Monday, August 22, 2022 @ 4:11 PM

In 2017, André Forget was asked by friend and collaborator Joel Peters (CMU, 2011) to write a short story about a fictitious underwater organ. The only rule was to keep the story around 2,000 words. Forget ended up writing a 10,000-word academic dissertation about the mythical instrument, which he named the hydroöganon. Complete with invented scholars debating each other's theses and extensive details as to the engineering of the instrument, the story, originally titled The Lower Registers, served as the impetus for writing his debut novel In the City of Pigs, published by Dundurn Press in the summer of 2022.

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Sunday@CMU: August 2022

Posted in Audio  •  Sunday, August 7, 2022 @ 12:00 AM

Theme: The Parables of the Prodigal Son

During the spring and summer, we are looking back on this year of Sunday@CMU. This month, we are rebroadcasting meditations by Aaron Thiessen, CMU alumnus and Pastor for Youth and Young Adults at River East Church in Winnipeg, MB. Throughout this series, Aaron examines the parable of the Prodigal Son from a different interpretation each week, allowing it to shake our expectations and see from a new perspective.

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Katrina Lengsavath

CMU student receives prestigious Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

Posted in Student Profiles  •  Thursday, July 21, 2022 @ 11:14 AM

CMU student Katrina Lengsavath is one of only 17 Canadians to receive the 2022 Terry Fox Humanitarian Award. She was chosen from 503 applicants across the country for the prestigious scholarship, which honours Terry Fox's legacy by encouraging young people who are passionate about helping others and who demonstrate perseverance in the face of adversity.

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Uppinaq–Letters from Nunavut: Inuit Culture Loss and Survival in the 1960s and 1970s will review over three dozen letters with hopes of making the content available to society and accessible for future generations.

New MSC research project studies historic letters written by Inuit Elders

Posted in Stories  •  Thursday, July 7, 2022 @ 9:45 AM

From the boundless territory of Nunavut come fragile and carefully kept documents that changed the history of not only northern Canada but the entire country.

A new research project at Menno Simons College (MSC), funded by a grant from the Government of Nunavut's Department of Culture and Heritage, will be translating and analyzing over three dozen letters that were handwritten in Inuktitut syllabics by Nunavut Elders in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Sunday@CMU: July 2022

Posted in Audio  •  Tuesday, July 5, 2022 @ 12:00 AM

Theme: Voices of the CMU Community

This month on Sunday@CMU, we are featuring the voices of CMU students. We will hear excerpts of speeches from the 2022 C. Henry Smith Oratorical Peace Contest and performances from this year's 17th annual Verna Mae Janzen music competition finals.

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