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Students: Why CMU?

Why CMU? There are so many reasons! Want to know more about CMU and why you should consider studying here? Read on!

The following stories will introduce you to current students and alumni who share their CMU experiences and why CMU was the right place for them.

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Catching community on and off the courts

by Allison Courey  •  Thursday, February 9, 2017 @ 11:05 AM

The Blazers volleyball and basketball teams are just finishing their seasons and busy recruiting players for the 2017-2018 year.

Men’s basketball has taken the 2017 championship title in their league, the Manitoba Colleges Athletics Coalition (MCAC), while the women came in second place. The men’s volleyball team, which doesn't enter finals until the end of February, is leading the league. Women's volleyball is in second place.

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Forging friendships on the road to reconciliation

by Allison Courey  •  Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 12:11 PM

When Clairissa Kelly started working at CMU as part of the Peguis Transition Program’s inception 18 months ago, she didn’t know a soul on campus. Her work was in its pilot stage, so everything she tried was new and experimental. Now in its fourth semester, however, the program is growing roots on campus and Kelly is finding more opportunities to collaborate with other professors.

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Where two passions meet: studying Music Therapy

by Allison Courey  •  Monday, December 26, 2016 @ 2:17 PM

Heitha Forsyth is not what you might imagine of a “typical” CMU student (if such a type exists). Having gone back to school at 33, there’s a significant slice of life experience between herself and her young classmates. The gap doesn’t bother her, though; she describes her music therapy colleagues as “remarkably mature and dedicated.” 

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Rooted in faith or academia: this young woman refused to choose

by Allison Courey  •  Friday, December 16, 2016 @ 10:42 AM

When Justony Vasquez decided to be part of World Youth Day in Poland last summer, she had no idea that the venture would land her at CMU. In the spring of her final year of high school, she’d already received acceptance and a scholarship to another university. She can only explain the last-minute change as something “Spirit-led.”

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Studying north of the border: from Kansas to Winnipeg

by Allison Courey  •  Friday, November 4, 2016 @ 1:20 PM

When Lizzie Schrag first left Kansas to volunteer in Alaska with Habitat for Humanity, she had no idea how much she’d love the cold. She loved it so much, in fact, that she moved to Winnipeg a couple of years later to study at CMU. Recently accredited by the World Winter Cities Association, Winnipeg has become a major destination for winter tourism.

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