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Conflict resolutions studies project at MSC grows into nonviolent social action on the Red River
Listen now to episode 3: "Treaty”
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CMU celebrated the launch of its newest initiative, the Centre for Career and Vocation, as work-integrated learning month kicked off across Canada on March 1.
The Centre for Career and Vocation's mission is "to equip members of the CMU community to purposefully connect calling, courses, and career through curriculum-integrated academic and vocational advising, experiential and work-integrated learning, and encouraging interdisciplinary exploration and creativity."
What are treaties and why do they matter? This episode features Niigaan James Sinclair, who describes treaties between First Nations and Canadian Settlers as ongoing relationships of mutual benefit, not a one-time exchange of land.
Rainbow Butterfly warming hut project honours murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, and LGBTQ2S individuals
In the winter of 2018, a group of Conflict Resolution Studies students, including Angela Lavallee (an impacted survivor of gender-based violence) and Sanjam Panag, decided to work on a project that centered on murdered and missing indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit. The project was assigned in a course titled "Nonviolent Social Change," taught by Karen Ridd, Assistant Professor of CRS at Menno Simons College.
After years of health struggles, Menno Wiebe died on January 5 at the age of 88 surrounded by family and loved ones. Wiebe, a family man, anthropologist, justice advocate, poet, gardener, and founder of what is now called Indigenous-Settlers Relations, was an important figure in the history of the CMU community.
Graduating from CMBC in 1961, Wiebe went on to eventually teach Introduction to Native Studies and Introduction to Anthropology part-time at CMBC in the following years. Andrew Dyck, Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry at CMU, remembers taking classes with Menno and how Menno would inspire and recruit students to volunteer and garden on Indigenous reserves. "Menno had a way of capturing the imagination of college and university students with the work he was doing to build relationships with Indigenous communities," says Dyck, "I grew up with all the normal white stereotypes about Indigenous people, Menno helped break these down. He had a vision that Mennonites could do better."
On January 11, John H. Neufeld, former President and Associate Professor of Practical Theology at CMBC (from 1984-1997), passed away after many years of battling a series of severe health crises. Being the last long-term president before CMU became a university, Neufeld's presence and passion was a formative force that helped prepare the way for furthering the quality of education in what is now the CMU community.
March 10, 2021
MSC Social Justice Fair
11:00 AM online
Keep an eye on MSC's social media to see exhibitor spotlights and find out how to register. Registration is required to attend this event.
Interact with community organizations and your peers, learn about important causes and issues, find opportunities for involvement, and enter for a chance to win prizes!