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Endowment for CMU scholarship honouring Mennonite leader reaches $100,000

Endowment for CMU scholarship honouring Mennonite leader reaches $100,000

Donor reflects on why he and his family give their financial support to CMU The endowment for a Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) scholarship honouring a Russian Mennonite scholar whose life was cut tragically short has reached six figures. Ted Fransen presented… [More]

Faculty: In Their Own Words – Dr. Rachel Krause

Faculty: In Their Own Words – Dr. Rachel Krause

Dr. Rachel Krause, Assistant Professor of Biology, has taught at CMU since 2015. What are you teaching right now that you’re most excited about? A first-year course called The Evolutionary and Ecological Revolution. Part of the course is based in… [More]

In darkness, dwell

In darkness, dwell

By April Klassen, 4th-year Interdisciplinary Studies: Community Development This past semester I had the opportunity to walk with the Bear Clan Patrol as the practicum for my Community Development degree. The Bear Clan Patrol embodies an Indigenous-led, community-based approach to… [More]

CMU student records announcements for the Canada Summer Games

CMU student records announcements for the Canada Summer Games

If you attend the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg this summer, chances are good that you’ll hear Jason Friesen’s voice. This past spring, Jason recorded announcements that will be broadcast over the PA systems at venues throughout the games, which… [More]

Graduate student explores his Mennonite roots at CMU

Graduate student explores his Mennonite roots at CMU

“What does it mean for me to be a Mennonite?” That’s the question that brought Daniel Rempel to CMU. Rempel is finding the answers to that question as he works toward a Master of Arts in Theological Studies in CMU’s Graduate School of Theology… [More]

Youth invited to explore ‘reconciling relationships’ at new CMU peace event

Youth invited to explore ‘reconciling relationships’ at new CMU peace event

In the spirit of its popular Peace-It-Together event, and together with a range of ministry partners, CMU is launching a brand-new gathering for high-school youth this fall. Titled sixpointeight: equipping peacebuilders, the event takes place from 2:00 to 8:00 PM… [More]

JCFS honours CMU Music Therapy practicum collaboration

JCFS honours CMU Music Therapy practicum collaboration

On June 19, Jewish Child and Family Service (JCFS), honoured Canadian Mennonite University’s (CMU) Music Therapy program, for their collaboration with JCFS’s new Music and Memory program. In January, staff at JCFS approached CMU about partnering in a brand-new program… [More]

Students to explore gender and violence in peacebuilding course

Students to explore gender and violence in peacebuilding course

When Dr. Carol Penner was asked to teach a course at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) examining gender, violence, and peacebuilding, she was happy to oblige. “I think it’s a course that’s really needed by the church,” says Penner, Assistant Professor… [More]

Faculty: In Their Own Words – David Balzer

Faculty: In Their Own Words – David Balzer

David Balzer, Assistant Professor of Communications and Media, has taught at CMU since 2009. What do you love about your work here? I love it when I can mentor students to find their voice. I mean that almost literally, because… [More]

Faculty: In Their Own Words – Dr. Dan Epp-Tiessen

Faculty: In Their Own Words – Dr. Dan Epp-Tiessen

Dr. Dan Epp-Tiessen, Associate Professor of Bible, has taught at CMU since 1998. What are you teaching right now that you’re most excited about? Creation, Environment, and the Bible. Given the ecological challenges this planet faces, we as Christians have… [More]