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Adjusting course for international development

by Alison Ralph  •  Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

It started with a conversation with his father.

Now, after three years of working toward an Environmental Studies degree at the University of Winnipeg, 21-year-old Nick Taylor is adjusting course.

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Tabitha Martens' Issues in Indigenous Communities class

MSC class responds to court rulings in the deaths of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine

by Alison Ralph  •  Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 11:30 AM

When the verdict came down in the Gerald Stanley trial, and the courts announced that he had been acquitted of wrong doing in the death of Colten Boushie, it hit Tabitha Martens' Issues in Indigenous Communities class hard.

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The Honourable Senator Murray Sinclair gave an address at Canadian Mennonite University

Stories of Hope and Challenge: Reflecting on the words of Senator Murray Sinclair

by Alison Ralph  •  Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

On March 5, 2018, Canadian Mennonite University hosted The Honourable Senator Murray Sinclair in a public lecture. Lizeth Ardila, senior IDS and CRS major at MSC, was there and we asked her to reflect on what she learned.

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Dr. Anna Snyder in Yangon, Myanmar.

The Rohingya crisis in context

by Alison Ralph  •  Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

I was in Myanmar several months ago in October of 2017 doing research on the role of diaspora, especially women, in the ongoing peace processes. While I was there I spoke a little bit to the ethnic minorities I interviewed about the Rohingya crisis and I learned a few things about the perspective of ethnic minorities in Myanmar on the crisis. I'd like to share some of what I learned but I want to clarify that I am no expert on the ethnic cleansing or the current agreement for their return and so direct people to news sources including Irrawady News, a Myanmar based news source. I also want to clarify that by sharing one indigenous perspective, it's not my intention to downplay the horror of the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya, the egregious violation of human rights. And although everyone I talked with in Myanmar struggled with the international condemnation and how to approach the rights of the Rohingya in Myanmar, no one I spoke to supported the military's campaign to destroy the Rohingya people.

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Kyle Wiebe on the summit of Mount Kenya

Kyle Wiebe: Addressing the unaddressed

by Alison Ralph  •  Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 10:31 AM

Without an officially recognized address, how can people access services like water and sanitation from government? 

That's the question that brought Kyle Wiebe ('14) to Nairobi, Kenya this past year, where he has been working with UN-Habitat, a United Nations programme that aims to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.

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