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MSC faculty and team awarded $119,000 federal grant

by MSC Staff  •  Monday, June 17, 2019 @ 10:15 AM

An instructor from Canadian Mennonite University's Menno Simons College (MSC) and a team of other professors are the recipients of a prestigious federal grant.

Karen Ridd, Instructor in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies, received a three-year Partnership Development Grant worth $119,000 through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

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MSC inspires transformation

by MSC Staff  •  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @ 1:02 PM

by Alexandra Wiebe, IDS practicum in Papau, New Guinea

For the past two months I have had the opportunity to lead a Community Engagement Clinic team with YWAM Medical Ships. YWAM Medical Ships is an international NGO that partners with the government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) to deliver healthcare services to remote communities and build the capacity of the local healthcare workers. Onboard, over half of the volunteers are from PNG and they work alongside medical, marine and general volunteers from over 30 other countries to operate the ship and clinics. Clinical teams go into the villages to set up optometry, TB lab testing, and primary healthcare clinics. Patients are also transported back to the ship for the dental and surgical clinics.

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Dr. Jerry Buckland

Faculty: In their own words - Dr. Jerry Buckland

by MSC Staff  •  Friday, August 31, 2018 @ 8:30 AM

Dr. Jerry Buckland has been Professor of International Development Studies at Menno Simons College for 25 years.

What do you love about your work here at Menno Simons College?

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Jonathan Plett

Jonathan Plett: Finding Conflict Resolution Studies and some direction

by MSC Staff  •  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 8:30 AM

When Jonathan Plett decided to go back to school, he wasn't sure what he wanted to study.

"I was taking a whole bunch of courses at the U of M like Political Science, Canadian Geography, and Ancient Greek Culture. I figured if I did enough basic courses something would catch my interest," says Plett.

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Alexandra Koslock at the Rally for Refuge

Rally for Refuge - Rescinding the Safe Third Country Agreement

by MSC Staff  •  Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 8:30 AM

by Alexandra Koslock

Rally for Refuge was a thought in my mind, that I wasn't sure would ever blossom. A few weeks ago I saw pictures, videos, and articles in the media about children being imprisoned in detention centers in the United States, and I felt a deep sense of responsibility in these moments.

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