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In Cambodia, Jaymie Friesen coordinated a therapeutic photography course for women exiting the sex trade.

Jaymie Friesen: Abuse prevention and response from Cambodia to Canada

by Aaron Epp  •  Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 2:42 PM

Many young people wonder what sort of education and work to pursue after high school. For Jaymie Friesen, inspiration struck more than 12,000 kilometres away from home.

A native of Steinbach, MB, Friesen (CMU ’16) spent eight months in Cambodia in 2009, working in a rehabilitation centre for women wanting to leave the sex trade.

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Working with Christian Peacemaker Teams a profound experience for alumni

by Aaron Epp  •  Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Lisa Martens (CMBC ‘00) recalls what it was like being in Iraq when U.S. forces invaded the country in 2003. She remembers speaking with a man whose house was cracked because his neighbour’s home had been bombed.

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Joanne Epp: Writing to find home

by Aaron Epp  •  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 @ 9:14 AM

When talking about what she enjoys about writing poetry, Joanne Epp (CMBC ’86) mentions Canadian painter David Milne, who once said, “The thing that makes a picture is the thing that makes dynamite – compression.”

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Phil Campbell-Enns: Singing a new song

by Aaron Epp  •  Wednesday, January 25, 2017 @ 7:37 AM

When he isn’t working as the associate pastor at Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, Phil Campbell-Enns (CMBC ’89) has two fascinating hobbies: building guitars and writing songs.

If it weren’t for his time as a student at Canadian Mennonite Bible College, it’s quite possible he wouldn’t have these interests. It’s at CMBC, after all, that he first picked up the guitar.

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Getting to know 2017 Scientist in Residence Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

by Aaron Epp  •  Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 7:16 AM

She’s made a name for herself spreading the gospel of climate change, being named to TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Barack Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio along the way. Now, she’s coming to CMU – sort of.

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