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Faculty: In Their Own Words - Justin Neufeld

Posted in Faculty Profiles  •  Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 1:08 PM

Justin Neufeld has been an Instructor of Philosophy at CMU since 2008.

What are you teaching right now that you're most excited about?

This winter I'm teaching Disability and Difference: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives. It's a class that I've really come to under the influence of students here at CMU. Years ago, a student wanted to do an independent study on disability, and I had more interest than expertise, but we were willing to kind of work on it together, and that gave me confidence a couple of years later to offer a course on the subject. This year will be the second time I'm teaching it.

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Dennita Cameron welcomes the crowd in Cree

CMU Blazers host first Indigenous Peoples Day

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 3:56 PM

Music by Indigenous artists pumped through the Loewen Athletic Centre at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) on January 11, as crowds of people packed full the stands for the CMU Blazers' first Indigenous Peoples Day.

CMU president Cheryl Pauls welcomed everyone in English and student athlete Dennita Cameron welcomed everyone in Cree, acknowledging the Indigenous lands upon which they all gathered. People won giveaways of bannock pizza from local Indigenous-run restaurant Feast, while cheering on their basketball and volleyball teams. Between games, renowned local hoop dancer Shanley Spence performed a hoop dance and led the crowd in a round dance.

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Astrophysicist is CMU’s 2020 Scientist in Residence

Posted in News Releases  •  Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Dr. Deborah Haarsma (PhD) is no stranger to frontier work. She has studied galaxy clusters, the curvature of space, and the expansion of the universe using telescopes around the world and in orbit. Privately, her research in astrophysics takes her to the very edge of human knowledge and comprehension.

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Still Speaking: a radio show of the Mennonite Heritage Archives

Posted in Stories  •  Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 3:31 PM

Still Speaking is a radio show created by Conrad Stoesz, the archivist at the Mennonite Heritage Archives. These five-minute stories are currently airing on Golden West Broadcasting stations on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:20 AM (CST). 

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Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies at Canadian Mennonite University recently spent a week in Hong Kong, practicing solidarity and collaborative peacebuilding with the local church given ‘the situation’ in the region.

Peacebuilding in Action: CMU professor returns from delegation to Hong Kong

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 11:14 AM

Dr. Wendy Kroeker, Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), reflects on a week in Hong Kong, practicing solidarity and collaborative peacebuilding with the local church, in real time. For purposes of safety and sensitivity, some customary details are omitted from this report.

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