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

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

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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The educational value of on-campus diversity

Canadian Mennonite University is all about fostering community. Small class sizes, social activities, and cozy hang out spots like folio café in Marpeck Commons encourage students to build relationships in and out of the classroom and create a home-away-from-home vibe.

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A life-changing visit to Winnipeg

A stopover in Winnipeg changed the course of Will Makau’s life.

He was on his way to study in Lethbridge, AB, when he discovered Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) while visiting his cousin in Winnipeg.

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Connected by story

We are all connected by stories. An interest in this connectivity led Beth Downey Sawatzky to pursue an English major at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU).

“I have loved words since I was old enough to think about them,” she says.

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