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Remembering Bonnie Mitchell (nee Wilson, CMU '09)

The CMU community is saddened by the sudden passing of Bonnie Christine Mitchell on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Bonnie, aged 31 years of Brandon, MB, was the beloved wife of Stephen and caring mother to Connor and Brayden.

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Dustin Unrau (left) and Jackson Nahayo developed a deep friendship while tree-planting in BC eight years ago.

First book by alumnus deepens understanding and friendship

A CMU alumnus recently celebrated the publication of his first book.

Dustin Unrau (OT '05, CMU '09) is the author of Nahayo: They Left Me for Dead. The book tells the life story of Unrau's friend, Jackson Nahayo, who immigrated to Canada after surviving horrific violence, only to return to his home country years later to start a medical clinic.

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Alumnus explores 'Life at the End of Us Versus Them' in new book

When Marcus Rempel finished the manuscript for his new book, Life at the End of Us Versus Them, he asked one of his most beloved profs, Dr. Harry Huebner, to write an endorsement.

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Jonathan Dueck: A sort of homecoming

For Dr. Jonathan Dueck (CMBC '97), Canadian Mennonite University is a dream come true.

While studying at Canadian Mennonite Bible College in the early ‘90s, Dueck and one of his fellow students wrote a series of posts on the Wittenberg Door, an on-campus forum for student discussion.

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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

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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