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  • MSC Hosts World Food Programme Photo Exhibit | MSC News | MSC
    Events Conference Workshop Bursaries Student Association Volunteer Opportunities Community Support Resources Academic Resources Alumni Graduate Programs Graduate Programs International Development Studies Conflict Resolution Studies Professional Development Alumni Events Career Opportunities Currents Magazine Alumni Giving Give to MSC MSC News MSC Hosts World Food Programme Photo Exhibit Posted by Ellen Paulley Thursday March 5 2015 2 25 PM From March 2 13 MSC will host a World Food Programme WFP photo exhibit highlighting WFP s role as the United Nations frontline agency addressing hunger and nutrition as well as Canada s role in supporting the Programme Students are invited to talk about nutrition and food security by engaging with the photos via QR codes the social media hashtag WFPSavingLives The photo exhibit aims to generate discussion among viewers around questions such as How has food assistance changed over the last 50 years Why is nutrition so important How important is Canada s leadership role in investing in nutrition to improve maternal newborn and child health Do you see a connection between food security and peace and security What can you and your school do to make a difference The photo exhibit is located on MSC s second floor Continue the conversation

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  • MSC News | About CMU | MSC
    February 27 2015 12 00 AM Students in the Fall 2014 African Development Issues class ended the year by reflecting on what they learned Their professor Dr Ruth Rempel asked each of them to choose a topic from the course that they thought was interesting and important She then asked them to turn that topic into a factsheet a form of writing that many development organizations use to communicate with the public This pushed students to translate development concepts and experiences into terms that would communicate outside the university and to practice organizing information into an effective factsheet Many of the students picked an example of successful innovation whether with water storage mobile phone use or social policy Continue Reading A Life Changing Experience by Ellen Paulley Friday February 20 2015 12 00 AM MSC graduate Jemini Prystie says studying conflict resolution changed her life Initially interested in becoming a lawyer Prystie says she knew instantly she wanted to work in the field of conflict resolution when she took an introductory course Continue Reading Taking Restorative Justice Abroad by Ellen Paulley Thursday February 12 2015 9 07 AM Teaching at a university in Lithuania co editing an issue of The Conrad Grebel Review working on a book project and spending time with family were all aspects of Dr Neil Funk Unrau s six month sabbatical As an Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies at MSC Funk Unrau is very familiar with the concept of restorative justice something he describes as an alternative vision of justice through healing rather than punishment Continue Reading In Pursuit of Human Rights by Ellen Paulley Friday February 6 2015 12 00 AM A desire to correct injustices led Menno Simons College MSC alumna Heather Unger to pursue a career in human rights Since 2010 Unger

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  • MSC Graduate Begins Internship at Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. | MSC News | MSC
    Association Volunteer Opportunities Community Support Resources Academic Resources Alumni Graduate Programs Graduate Programs International Development Studies Conflict Resolution Studies Professional Development Alumni Events Career Opportunities Currents Magazine Alumni Giving Give to MSC MSC News Paula Ethans MSC 2013 IDS 3 year MSC Graduate Begins Internship at Embassy of Canada in Washington D C Posted by Ellen Paulley Thursday October 9 2014 12 03 PM As a recent graduate of the International Development Studies program at Menno Simons College MSC I was eager to find an environment to which I could apply the diverse set of skills and knowledge I had recently acquired This autumn I began an internship with the Embassy of Canada in Washington D C As a part of the media relations section I work closely with the Official Spokesperson of the Embassy monitor media for the Ambassador write reports on conferences manage the Embassy s social media and help organize events In September 2015 I will begin my schooling at the University of Ottawa studying International Law with a focus on gender policy Working for the Embassy of Canada and eventually studying at the University of Ottawa are both incredible opportunities Two for which I can thank MSC and its professors and staff The personal recommendations that were written for me undoubtedly aided me in the hiring and application processes I wish to use my experience from the Embassy and my knowledge from both of my degrees to work as an international lawyer in the Foreign Service or public sector organizations My years at MSC truly helped to shape my worldview principles and aspirations I gained not just valuable insight to the inner workings and complexities of international development but also invaluable perspectives on cross cultural appreciation and ethical conduct I always knew I wanted nothing more

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  • In Pursuit of Human Rights | MSC News | MSC
    be recommended for mediation or adjudication Based on the evidence that human rights investigators gather a board of commissioners decides whether a complaint should be dismissed or sent to a mediation or adjudication process On a very best day I feel like some social wrong has been addressed says Unger Maybe someone has received an apology or a sum of money in recognition of some harm or a policy has been revised or changes made on a very broad systemic level which is fantastic In mid November Unger transitioned to the position of Acting Manager of Investigation Policy Development where she ll lead the Commission s team of investigators The MHRC handles human rights complaints through a variety of processes including investigation mediation and adjudication It also provides human rights education through community workshops and presentations and an annual youth conference Unger attributes her interest in working in the field of human rights to a combination of experiences in Botswana Canada Lithuania and the United States along with her education When she was a child Unger s family lived along Canada s west coast in Fresno California and in Brandon Manitoba In each of these locations Unger was introduced to new cultures and witnessed disparities between communities of different backgrounds These experiences created a desire in me to see that disparity corrected says Unger Unger pursued that desire by obtaining a degree with a double major in International Development Studies IDS 2003 from MSC and in Christian Studies from Concord College She holds an integrated Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University Unger completed her articling year at the Public Interest Law Centre in Winnipeg which takes on test cases for public interest groups and low income individuals Her IDS practicum placement was with an HIV AIDS

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  • Taking Restorative Justice Abroad | MSC News | MSC
    more prominent explains Funk Unrau Baltic countries want to see if restorative justice is something they want to do as well he says LCC s social science programming includes some courses on conflict transformation taught by instructor Giedr Gadeikyt who teaches peace and conflict studies The class Restorative Justice taught by Funk Unrau was the first course LCC offered on the topic Funk Unrau says that students responded positively to the concept of restorative justice as did the university as a whole I began some discussions with other staff who are looking at how they can develop more restorative aspects in university policies says Funk Unrau Restorative justice can apply to relationships and living in dorm for example As a visiting professor Funk Unrau was also encouraged to engage with the wider community In conjunction with Gadeikyt Funk Unrau hosted a workshop for educators that provided ideas for incorporating restorative justice practices in schools Around 30 school administrators and guidance counselors attended the event Offering a course and workshop on restorative justice was timely as tensions between Russia and Ukraine began to rise during Funk Unrau s time at LCC He says he witnessed students from each country model peacemaking as they studied and lived with one another at the university It was an incredible experience says Funk Unrau of his time at LCC A highlight of my sabbatical Funk Unrau also devoted a portion of his sabbatical to co editing the Spring 2014 issue of The Conrad Grebel Review which focused on the topic Teaching Peace Studies The whole idea was to focus on reflecting on what it means to teach peace studies particularly when you re coming at it from an Anabaptist institution says Funk Unrau who co edited the journal with Dr Reina Neufeldt Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College Each author offers a different perspective on how they relate to an Anabaptist identity Contributors come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and yet there are common threads among their articles Certainly when you re teaching something like peace studies it s not just how you teach it s how you live it s how you interact with students in the class says Funk Unrau Instructors own identities become a part of their teaching The articles offer personal reflections but also provide some interesting tools and ideas for teaching peace studies I m excited about the quality of the articles and the range of different perspectives coming together says Funk Unrau Another portion of his sabbatical was devoted to working on a book which looks at the use and misuses of political apologies The idea for the book grew out of several published articles the most recent of which was a case study of the federal Canadian apology presented to indigenous people in 2008 published in a European edited book earlier this year The book will address the question of why apologetic statements are powerful by drawing on social narratives

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  • #MSCsjf Instagram Contest | MSC News | MSC
    Questions Arrange a Campus Visit Employment Opportunities Student Service s Academic Advising Student Community Relations Student Events Conference Workshop Bursaries Student Association Volunteer Opportunities Community Support Resources Academic Resources Alumni Graduate Programs Graduate Programs International Development Studies Conflict Resolution Studies Professional Development Alumni Events Career Opportunities Currents Magazine Alumni Giving Give to MSC MSC News MSCsjf Instagram Contest Posted by Ellen Paulley Tuesday February 3 2015 6 40 PM MSC is hosting an Instagram contest that coincides with our 9th Annual Social Justice Fair Enter to win a 25 Ten Thousand Villages gift card Contest date February 4 2015 Eligibility You are eligible to enter the contest if you Have a public Instagram profile Attend MSC s Social Justice Fair taking place February 4 2015 from 11AM 2PM in the University of Winnipeg s Riddell Hall How to enter Follow MSCwpg on Instagram Post a photo of your favourite booth at the Social Justice Fair Use the hashtag MSCsjf Prize Enter to win a 25 gift card from Ten Thousand Villages The winner will be chosen through a random draw on Friday February 6 2015 An announcement will be made on Instagram tagging the winner in the post Regulations Participants

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  • MSC News | About CMU | MSC
    42 PM Alumna Naomi Happychuk says Menno Simons College MSC helped expand her passion for development Happychuk who obtained an International Development Studies IDS degree values the blend of critical thinking and practical experience MSC provides Continue Reading Press Release MSC Hosts Insight Mediation Workshop by Ellen Paulley Wednesday March 25 2015 8 50 AM March 25 2015 Winnipeg MAN The workshop Practicing Insight Mediation Helping Conflicting Parties Make Wise Decisions will be led by Dr Cheryl Picard professor emeritus at Carleton University and principle of Cheryl Picard Associates Continue Reading International Experience Inspires Local Action by Ellen Paulley Wednesday March 18 2015 10 25 AM Alumna Christie McLeod can pinpoint the exact time in her life when she knew she wanted to study and work in the fields of international development and human rights It was when she spent six months as a volunteer teacher in a preschool in Capricorn a South African township teaching colours numbers and shapes among other topics Continue Reading From the Field Practicum Reflections from Guatemala by Ellen Paulley Friday March 13 2015 9 20 AM When I first arrived in Santiago it was around 8 PM on a Tuesday night It was dark and when I arrived at my house and got out of the van I was intrigued by the stairs leading up to my place After being here for a couple of days and exploring the town I realized that many houses are in fact very vertical which is the opposite from my very sprawled out suburban city Another thing that immediately jumped out for me being a dog lover was the amount of dogs that I saw around town Unfortunately these dogs were not pets and were not taken care of though they have now become loyal friends of mine

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  • MSC News | About CMU | MSC
    Simons College MSC students and four Canadian Mennonite University CMU students each received 1000 bursaries from Mennonite Central Committee MCC Manitoba this year MSC students Dylan Cohen Conflict Resolution Studies and Sarah Cullihall International Development Studies and CMU students Anna Bigland Pritchard Music Maya Janzen Social Sciences Alyssa Lord Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies and Clare Schellenberg Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies Biblical and Theological Studies each received a student award Continue Reading MSC Alumna Receives Rotary Peace Fellowship by Ellen Paulley Thursday December 4 2014 2 37 PM Menno Simons College MSC alumna Nadia Mahmood has been awarded a fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship to pursue a Master of International Relations Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Queensland Australia The internationally competitive fellowship is awarded annually to individuals who are committed to the advancement of peace Aimed at potential world and community leaders the master s degree at the University of Queensland is designed to equip students to have a practical effect on addressing international and regional conflicts Continue Reading CMU MSC Research Helps Farmers Reap Nutritional Benefits by Ellen Paulley Thursday November 27 2014 11 52 AM Dr Kirit Patel is passionate about food security Farmers should be able to produce food in a sustainable manner and they should have control on the production says Patel Assistant Professor of International Development Studies at MSC a college of Canadian Mennonite University Continue Reading MSC Announces Recipient of First Elizabeth Buckland Memorial Scholarship by Ellen Paulley Friday November 14 2014 1 12 PM MSC is pleased to announce that Ashley Henry has been awarded the first Elizabeth Buckland Memorial Scholarship The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in International Development Studies IDS or Conflict Resolution Studies CRS who is of Indigenous identity or is a newcomer Canadian

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