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Honouring a peace builder: the Suzanne St. Yves Amani Peace Award

by MSC Staff  •  Monday, March 27, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Gina Sylvestre

Though I first met Suzanne while sitting on a refugee-sponsoring committee, I had heard of her social justice work much earlier and I was intrigued to learn from her about transformation and equity. In the twenty-odd years of friendship since, I have witnessed a strong woman, rooted in personal spirituality, with an unwavering belief in humankind. Her commitment to peacemaking has been life-long, and over the years she has been involved with the Deaf community, people with disabilities, refugees, abused women, inmates, and ex-offenders.

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Food Matters Manitoba: changing the province one carrot at a time

by MSC Staff  •  Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Certain organizations attract Menno Simons grads like Milkweed attracts Monarch Butterflies. Food Matters Manitoba is one such nonprofit. 

Food Matters, which partners with communities across the province to “make food more available and affordable,” currently employs five Menno Simons grads or current students: Jennifer French (IDS), Amanda Froese (IDS), Gabriel Gabriel (IDS, CRS), Rob Moquin (CRS), and Katrina Sklepowich (CRS).

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Peace Research Journal: Call for Papers from the 2016 CARFMS Conference

by MSC Staff  •  Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 11:56 AM

Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies invites presenters at the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) 2016 Conference held in Winnipeg, Manitoba to submit conference papers focused specifically on conflict resolution and international development.

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Migrant Worker Solidarity Network

Justice for Manitoba migrant workers

by MSC Staff  •  Monday, March 6, 2017 @ 10:28 AM

Dr. Jodi Dueck-Read

I often ask students to reflect on justice. What is justice in family conflict, or in the face of inter-generational trauma and violence? In light of our globalized economy, how can we make justice in our consumption choices and how can we respond to the global inequities of trade and migration policies through our choice of food? Is locally grown, organic food always the best choice? Is it really local when Mexican workers are flown in each year to plant, weed, and harvest?

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Privilege, power, peacebuilding (tackling International Development Studies)

by MSC Staff  •  Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 1:17 PM

After a semester at a large institution, Melanie McGillis wondered if university just wasn’t for her. She took a year off to travel and found herself volunteering with International Volunteer Headquarters in Ecuador. There, she met people with dreams similar to her own who had studied International Development.

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