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From Winnipeg to Cambodia: IDS Practicum builds relationships

by Alison Ralph  •  Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 11:04 AM

When Tyler Loewen returned from his practicum to complete his four-year Honours International Development Studies degree at MSC, he had no idea the experience would lead to full time employment. 

Yet, in the new year, Loewen will head to Cambodia for a three-year term with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) where he will serve as Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Coordinator.

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Photo © Jez Timms.

MSC to host presentation on food sovereignty in Northern Manitoba

by Alison Ralph  •  Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 11:42 AM

On November 8, MSC will host a presentation with Dr. Shirley Thompson entitled, Harvesting Hope and food sovereignty in Northern Manitoba.

 Dr. Thompson’s presentation will explore risk factors for food insecurity in the North, and the role of Indigenous land use and land management practice.

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The walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia.

MSC to host public lecture on interfaith peacebuilding

by Alison Ralph  •  Tuesday, October 3, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Menno Simons College is pleased to present Dr. Jan Bender Shetler in a public lecture on interfaith relations in the city of Harar, Ethiopia, later this month.

The result of an eight-year collaborative research project between Dr. Bender Shetler and fellow academic Dawit Yehualashet, the lecture explores how Muslims and Christians have been able to maintain relatively peaceful relations in Harar over the last century, despite close and potentially volatile interaction.

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David Atem gives an inspirational message to the 2017 graduates of Menno Simons College.

Former child soldier awarded MSCís Distinguished Alumni Award

by Alison Ralph  •  Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 3:47 PM

Menno Simons College (MSC) is pleased to announce David Atem as the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award.

A former child soldier from South Sudan, Atem came to Canada as a refugee in 2001.

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Neil Funk-Unrau, Associate Dean of Menno Simons College

Currently Reading: Neil Funk-Unrau

by Alison Ralph  •  Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 11:53 AM

We asked Neil Funk-Unrau what he's reading, and his answer might surprise you.

What do you like to read?

My fiction interests are fairly wide ranging. Take murder mysteries: the ones I like the most are the ones that take you to a new place, and give you the opportunity to learn about a different part of the world, and a different time.

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