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Research Office

The Research Office at CMU provides support to faculty at all stages of their research, from identifying and pursuing potential sources of funding, to advising on policies and administrative requirements, to promoting research achievements.


For more information, contact:

Wesley Toews 
Research Grants Facilitator
204.487.3300 ext. 325

Maureen Epp 
Research Grants Consultant
To arrange for assistance from Maureen, please contact Wesley Toews (above).


CMU Faculty Publications 2015–16


Gerald Gerbrandt

Deuteronomy. Believers Church Bible Commentary series. Waterloo, ON: Herald Press, 2015.

Paul Redekop

Inner Peace Through Conflict Transformation, Create Space Publishing, October, 2015.

Stephanie Stobbe

Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Laos: Perspective for Today’s World. Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series. Abingdon: Routledge Publishing, 2015.

Scholarly Articles

John Brubacher

“Developing a 3D digital histological and cytological resource for Schmidtea mediterranea.” Oral Presentation, 3rd North American Planarian Meeting, Chicago, IL, Sept 20, 2015.

“Everything old is new again: visualizing planarian regeneration in 3D by high-resolution histology.” (Invited Seminar) Biological Sciences Dept., University of Windsor (ON) Nov 13, 2015.

Jerry Buckland

Financial Inclusion and Manitoba Indigenous Peoples: Results from an Urban and a Rural Case Study, Research Report, Winnipeg: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives [With Dion McKay and Nolan Reimer].

Payday Lending in Manitoba: A Mature Industry with Chronic Challenges, Winnipeg: Public Interest Law Centre [with Gail Henderson, Chris Robinson, Wayne Simpson, Zoe St. Aubin, Khan Islam, Evan Sinclair, Jessica Piec, Brian McGregor, Kate Martin, Byron Williams, and Katrine Dilay].

John Derksen

Published, Presented, or Performed
Book chapter: “The Roots of Anabaptist Empathetic Solidarity, Nonviolent Advocacy, and Peacemaking,” in The Historical Seeds of Mennonite Interreligious, Interethnic, and International Peacebuilding, ed. Andrew P. Klager (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2015), 13-36.

Paul Doerksen

 “The Gospel as Prisoner and Liberator of Culture,” Direction Fall 2015 (44:2), 138-143.

Dan Epp-Tiessen

“Hosea,” Anabaptist Dictionary of the Bible.

“Amos,” Anabaptist Dictionary of the Bible.

Gerald Gerbrandt

“Peace and Violence across the Testaments.” A review essay of Struggles for Shalom. Peace and Violence Across the Testaments. Vol. 12 in Studies in Peace and Scripture, edited by Laura L. Brenneman & Brad Schantz. Mennonite Quarterly Review. 89/4(2015):631-638.

“Discernment in a time of turmoil,”  Vision 17:1(2015):6-13.

Pierre Gilbert

“Mission in the Old Testament.” In The Church in Mission. Ed. by Victor Wiens. Winnipeg, MB: Kindred Productions, 2015. 17-35.

“Engaging Worldviews.” In The Church in Mission. Ed. by Victor Wiens. Winnipeg, MB: Kindred Productions, 2015. 333-350.

Karl Koop

 “A Complication for the Mennonite Peace Tradition: Wilhelm Mannhardt’s Defense of Military Service,” Conrad Grebel Review 34, no. 1 (Winter 2016): 28-48.

“Migrations of Enchantment in the Radical Reformation: The Undoing of a Material and Natural World,” in Liberation from Violence for Life in Peace, Radicalizing Reformation vol. 4, ed. Ulrich Duchrow and Craig Nessan (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2015), 223-43.

Rachel Krause

Krause RJ, Koski KG, Pons E, Sinisterra O, and Scott ME (2016). Ascaris and hookworm transmission in preschool children in rural Panama: Role of Subsistence Agricultural Activities. Parasitology 143:1043-1054.

Krause RJ, Koski KG, Pons E, Sandoval N, Sinisterra O, and Scott ME (2015). Ascaris and hookworm transmission in preschool children from rural Panama: role of yard environment, soil eggs/larvae, and hygiene and play behaviours. Parasitology 142:1543-1554.

Wendy Kroeker

“Shaping Peacebuilding Partnerships between International and Palestinian NGOs: Implications for Peace Studies” Chapter 13 in Peace Studies between Tradition and Innovation. 2015. From the Series Peace Studies: Edges and Innovations. Edited by Randall Amster, Laura Finley, Edmund Pries and Richard McCutcheon. Lady Stephenson Library, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2PA, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing: pages 215-231.

“Interventions in Secessionist Intrastate War: Understanding the Conflict between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Government of the Philippines.” Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies. Vol. 45, No. 2 (2013) *but it was published in 2015: pages 5-33.

“Sustainable Peacebuilding: Peace education as peacebuilding education in the Philippines.” Paper presented at the Asia Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA) Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal, October 9-11, 2015.

“Next Generation Peacebuilding Programs: Reflections on MCC’s Peace Programming in Laos. “Paper presented at the Global Mennonite Peacebuilding conference and festival, Conrad Grebel University College, June 9-12, 2016.

Kirit Patel

Kirit Patel, Hom Gartaula, Derek Johnson, and M Karthikeyan 2015. The interplay between household food security and wellbeing among small-scale farmers in the context of rapid agrarian change in India Agriculture and Food Security, Vol 4(16): 1-16. DOI 10.1186/s40066-015-0036-2

Shailesh Shukla, Janna Barkman, and Kirit Patel 2016 Indigenous agricultural knowledge-based school competition as an informal learning approach to enhance local food security: A case study from Anchetty, India. Pedagogy, Culture, and Society, p.17, DOI

Warren Dodd, Sally Humphries, Kirit Patel, Shannon Majowicz, and Cate Dewey 2016. Determinants of temporary labour migration in southern India, Asian Population Studies, 12(3): 294-311, DOI

Matt Little, Sally Humphries, Kirit Patel, and Cate Dewey. 2016. Factors associated with BMI, underweight, overweight, and obesity among adults in a population of rural south India: A cross-sectional study. BMC Obesity, Vol 3(21): 1-13. DOI: 10.1186/s40608-016-0091-7

Matt Little, Sally Humphries, Kirit Patel, and Cate Dewey 2016. Factors associated with glucose tolerance, pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes in a rural community of south India: A cross-sectional study. Diabetology and Metabolic Syndrome. Vol 8(21): 1-11. DOI 10.1186/s13098-016-0135-7

Subramanyam Ragupathy, Shanmughanandhan Dhivya, Kirit Patel, Abiran Sritharan, Kathirvelu Sambandan, Hom Gartaula, Ramalingam Sathishkumar, Kamal Khadka, A. Nirmalakumari, and Steven G. Newmaster 2016. DNA record of some traditional small millet landraces in India and Nepal, 3 Biotech, Vol 6 (133): 1-19, DOI:   10.1007/s13205-016-0450-6

Hom Gartaula, Kirit Patel, Shailesh Shukla and Rachana Devkota 2016. Food literacy among schoolchildren in two villages of Nepal and India: Lessons for local knowledge, family farms and community food security. Presentation at the 14th Congress of Rural Sociology, August 10-16, 2016, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Rachana Devkota, Kirit Patel, Hom Gartaula, Roshan Pudasaini, and Manish Raizada 2016. Examining the household food security through farm diversity and dietary diversity among small farmers in post-earthquake Nepal. Presentation at the 14th Congress of Rural Sociology, August 10-16, 2016, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Hom Gartaula, Kirit Patel, Rachana Devkota, Bhavana Ghimire, and Roshan Pudasaini 2016. Is migration an antidote to underdevelopment? Examining the impacts of labour out-migration on the values system of family and family farms in Nepal. Presentationn at Freedom of Movement: Exploring a Path from Armed Conflict, Persecution, and Forced Migration to Conflict Resolution, Human Rights, and Development, May 12-14, 2016, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada

Rachana Devkota, Hom Gartaula, Kirit Patel, and Helen Hambly-Odame 2016. Forced male out migration and feminization of agriculture in post-earthquake Nepal. Presentation at Freedom of Movement: Exploring a Path from Armed Conflict, Persecution, and Forced Migration to Conflict Resolution, Human Rights, and Development, May 12-14, 2016, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada

Hom Gartaula, Kirit Patel, Shailesh Shukla, and Rachana Devkota.2016. Encounter at the interface between community-based and school-based agro-ecological knowledge: Food literacy among school children. Presentation at Fourth Himalayan Studies Conference, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA, February 25-28, 2016.

Kirit Patel, Kyle Wiebe, Hom Gartaula, Kiran Sakkhari and Sanyasi Rao 2015. Creating enabling policy environment for marginalized street food vendors to improve food security for urban poor in India. Presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security, organized by the Elsevier & Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, October 11-14, 2015.

Warren Dodd, Sally Humphries, Kirit Patel, Shannon Majowicz, Matthew Little, and Cate Dewey 2015. Re-examining the connections between health and internal labour migration: Evidence from southern India. Presentation at the International Conference on Capacity Building for Global Health: Research & Practice, Canadian Society for International Health, Montreal, November 5-7, 2015.

Kirit Patel, Kyle Wiebe, and David Guenther 2015. Marginalized street food vendors enhancing access to nutritious food for urban poor: A Case study of street food vendors in Visakhapatnam, India. A paper presented in the conference Capital Ideas: Nourishing Debates, Minds, and Bodies, Canadian Association for Food Studies, Ottawa, May 31- June 02, 2015.

Hom Gartaula, Kirit Patel, Derek Johnson, and Rachana Devkota. 2015. Are women caretakers of agriculture in transition? Exploring the opportunities and challenges for food security and wellbeing in a rapidly changing agrarian area of Nepal. Poster presentation, 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, October 11-14, 2015.

Paul Redekop

“Inner Peace and Conflict Transformation,” Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies, Vol No (2016).

Jonathan Sears

Jan. 2016. Book chapter (co-author Bruno Charbonneau) “Defending Neoliberal Mali: French Military Intervention and the Management of Contested Political Narratives,” in The Politics of International Intervention: The Tyranny of Peace., Florian Kuhn and Mandy Turner, ed., New York: Routledge.

February 2016. Bertelsmann Stiftung, BTI [Bertelsmann Transformation Index] 2016 — Mali Country Report. Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2016. (Independent contract as ‘Country Expert’)

Stephanie Stobbe

“Respecting Identity, Creating Justice, and Building Peaceful Relationships in Laos through Traditional Conflict Resolution Process.” In H. Tuso, S. Byrne, J. Senehi, T. Matyok, and M. Flaherty (Eds.), Indigenous Processes of Peacemaking: A Preliminary Exploration. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015.

“Developing Cultural Competence in Mediation: Case Studies in Southeast Asia.” Presentation at the American Bar Association.18th Annual Section of Dispute Resolution Conference. April 7-9, 2016. New York, NY.

“The Peacebuilding Capacity of Refugees and Forced Migrants.” and “ Transitioning from Refugees to Citizens: Lessons from Indochinese and Syrian Refugee Movements” Presentations at the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. May 11-14, 2016. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

“Peace Education—Building a Sustainable BA Program in Conflict Resolution Studies in the Canadian Context.” Presentation at the Inaugural Canadian Peace and Conflict Studies. June 18-20, 2015. Canadian Mennonite University. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

“From Refugee to Citizen: The Resettlement of Indochinese Refugees in Canada.” Presentation, Mennonite Historical Society of British Columbia. October 3, 2015. Abbotsford, BC.

Anna Snyder

“Karen Women Resettling in Canada: Exploring the Challenges of Transnational Networks for Peace.” In M. Flaherty et al. (eds), Gender and Peacebuilding: All Hands Required. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015.

“A Gendered Analysis of Refugee Peacebuilding: Transnational Networks for Peace.” Review of Social Studies 2 (1, 2015), 1-24.

Sue Sorensen

“Arrange the tigers,” “Burn,” “The poem,” “Not much said lately about Mick Jagger.” Prairie Fire 36.1 (Spring 2015): 110-114. Four poems.

“Nice women do want the vote.” 20 Jan 2016. Personal essay.

“Reports #1-7 from the Winnipeg New Music Festival.” 26-31 January 2015. Culture writing.

“Breath in a Box: Cluster Festival 1.” 14 March 2016. Culture writing.

“The Irony Letters.” With Lucas Froese. Published January 2016. Personal essays.

“Tell Him to Keep His Hat Right On.” Prairie Fire 37.1 (Spring 2016): 73-76. Personal essay.

Gordon Zerbe

“From Retributive to Restorative Justice in Romans,” Direction 44/1 (Spring 2015): 43-58.

“Welcoming as Christ Has Welcomed: Paul’s Challenge to Christians in Rome,” Vision: A Journal of Church and Theology 17/1 (Spring 2016): 78-86. 

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