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Allegra Friesen Epp (CMU '20):

Impactful work-integrated learning experience leads alumna to pursue decolonization efforts and Indigenous solidarity work

Ask any Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) graduate the most impactful learning experience during their undergrad, and they will most likely say their practicum placement.

As the only university in Canada that includes a work-integrated learning placement for all undergraduates, CMU's Practicum Program gives students practical, hands-on opportunities to work in their desired fields of study. Most students look at their practicum placement as a turning point in their education; they get a fully realized vision of the types of impacts they can make in the world and can be inspired to reach further heights in their academics or career.

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Sunday@CMU

Sunday@CMU: December 2021

Theme: Readying Ourselves for Christ's Coming

This month on Sunday@CMU, we are hearing from Laura Funk, CMU alumna and Spiritual Director in Residence at Mennonite Church Manitoba. Throughout this series of meditations, Laura will lead us through the Advent season as we prepare for Jesus' birth.

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So What? A Podcast – Climate: Daily Worries

Are we all hypocrites? Jonas talks to James Magnus-Johnston (CMU Teaching Assistant Professor) and Anna Bigland-Pritchard (CMU '15) about life in a world where not enough is being done to address the climate crisis.

Anna's "Self-Care as Creation Care" workbook: https://fortheloveofcreation.ca/resources/

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Alumna Kari MIller (CMU '21) at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland

A community of hope, life, and vibrancy inspires CMU alumna at COP26

With floods decimating major highways, forest fires pillaging towns and countries, and a global average temperature steadily increasing, there is without a doubt a climate emergency on our hands.

Canadian Mennonite University alumna Kari Miller (CMU '21) has seen the atrocities of climate change and has made it her life's work to mitigate the shifting world. Miller's role as the Environmental Education Coordinator for A Rocha Manitoba gave her the opportunity to attend the 26th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations (UN) climate summit in Glasgow, known more famously as COP26.

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 “I have learned the value of hard work. If I didn’t have this learning disability, I would not know how to put in an immense amount of effort to get the outcome that I want.”  – Tai Linklater

CMU student perseveres, receives one of four national scholarships

If you looked at photos from CMU student Tai Linklater's childhood, you'd see countless shots of her holding different reptiles, unable to control the excitement on her face. Her dream career was to be a herpetologist, studying reptiles and amphibians. Until she found out it required calculus.

That's because Linklater has Specific Learning Disorder, a disability that in her case manifests itself in trouble with visual spatial awareness and extreme difficulties with mathematics.

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Upcoming Events

CommonWord and folio café are open for in-person shopping; rest of CMU campus is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic

folio café (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM) and CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) are currently open for in-person shopping, Monday–Friday. Library remains closed to public, except by appointment.

Nov 19 –
Jan 15

Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence

Group Exhibition

MHC Gallery, 610 Shaftesbury Blvd.

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Dec

8

Webinar | Music at CMU

If you are considering studying a Bachelor of Music, Music Therapy, or a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Music, this webinar is for you! Find out what makes CMU"s music program unique, meet professors, and more.

6:00 PM

online

registration & info

Dec

9

Book Launch | Suffering the Truth: Occasional Sermons with Dr. Chris Huebner

CMU Press invites you to join Chris Huebner, Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at CMU, to celebrate the release of his collection of provocative explorations and meditations on the Christian life.

7:00 PM

Marpeck Commons & Online

registration & info

Dec

11

Christmas at CMU

Join us for the virtual return of Christmas at CMU, featuring a variety of performances by CMU music ensembles!

7:00 PM

online

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Dec

15

Handel's Messiah | CMU Festival Chorus with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

As is holiday tradition, the CMU Festival Chorus will once again be performing Handel’s Messiah with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Except this year, the renowned orchestra, choir, and soloists will be conducted by CMU’s own Dr. Janet Brenneman.

7:30 PM

Centennial Concert Hall

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Dec 24 –
Jan 3

CMU closed

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