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Menno Simons College Presents Dr. Kirit Patel on Agrarian Change and Malnutrition in South Asia

March 17, 2014

The sixth lecture in the series, titled “Post Green Revolution Agrarian Change and the Burden of Malnutrition in South Asia,” is scheduled for March 20 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the University of Winnipeg’s Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall and will feature MSC’s own Dr. Kirit Patel. 

Dr. Patel, Assistant Professor in International Development Studies, is a key participant in a $3.5 million study supported by Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) that aims to increase production and consumption of minor millets, pulses, and oil seeds in eight regions in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

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MSC Brings Renowned Agroecologist, Development Practitioner, and Author to Winnipeg

February 24, 2014

Delivering a presentation titled Food Rebellions: Crisis and the Hunger for Justice, Dr. Eric Holt-Giménez is scheduled for February 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the University of Winnipeg’s Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall and as the fifth installment of the Esau Lecture Series .

Dr. Holt-Giménez’s career ranges from grassroots research to policy development in Latin America, South Africa, and the United States where he helped organize and train farm leaders in agroecology. 

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Menno Simons College Presents Dr. Nettie Wiebe

January 14, 2014

The fourth lecture in the Esau Lecture Series, titled This Land is our Land?: Re-Integrating Earth, Easting and Ethics, is scheduled for January 23 and will feature the University of Saskatchewan’s Dr. Nettie Wiebe. Known as a writer, panelist and speaker on agriculture, environment, public policy and trade issues, Dr. Wiebe has been an advocate for farm families and rural communities in many forums in Canada and abroad.

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Menno Simons College Presents Trent University Expert on the World Food System

November 14, 2013

The third lecture in the Esau Lecture Series, titled Feeding the World: Is Hunger Inevitable?, is scheduled for November 21 and will feature Trent University’s Dr. Haroon Akram-Lodhi. In addition to Dr. Akram-Lodhi’s role as Professor, he is also Trent University’s Chair of International Development Studies and the author of several books including the recently published Hungry for Change: Farmers, Food Justice and the Agrarian Question.

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Menno Simons College Presents Local Expert on Food Security in Northern Manitoba

October 12, 2013

Over the course of the 2013-14 academic year, Menno Simons College (MSC) will host a series of lectures by distinguished scholars from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom speaking on the theme “How We Grow, Share & Eat: Moving Towards Just and Sustainable Food & Farming Systems.” 

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MSC Hosts Series of Public Lectures Focused on International Development

September 18, 2013

Over the course of the 2013-14 academic year, Menno Simons College (MSC) will host a series of lectures by distinguished scholars speaking on the theme of "How We Grow, Share & Eat: Moving Towards Just and Sustainable Food & Farming Systems."

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Renowned Conflict Resolution Specialist and Negotiator to Shed Light on Deep-rooted, Identity-based Conflicts

June 6, 2013

Dr. Jay Rothman, mediator and consultant to national leaders in the Middle East, will present his lecture Peacemaking from the Inside-Out to the Winnipeg community on June 18.

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In Photos: Menno Simons College Graduation

June 6, 2013

Congratulations to our 85 graduates who make up the class of 2012-2013

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Menno Simons College Alumni Improve Access to Education for Refugees in Kenya

February 26, 2013

Menno Simons College (MSC) students and alumni are active in not-for-profit and humanitarian organizations around the world. One local organization with a powerful global impact – Humankind International – has a significan t number of MSC alumni in its ranks and is working to improve access to education on the other side of the world.

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In Photos: Menno Simons College Re-Opening Celebration

September 14, 2012

Our renovations at MSC are complete. Click below to see photographs taken at our September 14 Opening Event.

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Menno Simons College Gets Permanent Home

April 9, 2010

Major Donation from Friesen Family Foundation Makes it Possible

For the first time in its 20-year history, Menno Simons College (MSC) has found a permanent home. Through a significant legacy gift from the David and Katherine Friesen Family Foundation, which is a long-time supporter of MSC and Mennonite university education in Canada, MSC has purchased the first two floors of 520 Portage Avenue, the building where it has leased space since 2005.

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