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  • MCC Manitoba Awards Scholarships to Menno Simons College and Canadian Mennonite University Students | MSC News | MSC
    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 MCC Student Award receipients From left Dylan Cohen Stefan Epp Koop MCCM Board Chair Clare Schellenberg Dasha Zozulia MCC Alumni Network Alyssa Lord James Derksen Derksen Plumbing Heating Elsa Krahn MCC Thrift Shop Network Maya Janzen Anna Bigland Pritchard Missing Sarah Cullihal MCC Manitoba Awards Scholarships to Menno Simons College and Canadian Mennonite University Students Posted by Ellen Paulley Friday January 9 2015 12 07 PM Two Menno 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 The awards are presented to students who are interested in work that aligns with MCC Manitoba s areas of focus peace restorative justice human rights and sustainable development This year s student awards are sponsored by Derksen Plumbing and Heating former MCC workers MCC Manitoba s Board of Directors the MCC Thrift Shop Network and Penner Farm Services The establishment of the bursary program is in response to reflection on MCC s rich and blessed history and with a vision to the future says MCC Manitoba s Executive Director Ron Janzen Our constituent churches academic institutions and service organizations represent a vital partnership in the achievement of our mission of relief sustainable development and peacebuilding in the name of Christ The awards are intended for students who attend a post secondary institution connected

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  • CMU/MSC Research Helps Farmers Reap Nutritional Benefits | MSC News | MSC
    in Rainfed Regions of South Asia in spring 2011 In October of that year the International Development Research Centre IDRC a Canadian aid program that supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development awarded the project 3 5 million It s the largest research grant that CMU MSC currently hold Patel is working with researchers from other Canadian universities like the University of Manitoba the University of Guelph as well as university and NGO partners from India Nepal and Sri Lanka The group aims to increase production and consumption of minor millets pulses and oil seeds in those parts of the world Small millets can tolerate difficult growing conditions and are easy to store They are also nutritious and drought resistant crops Patel says They are a dietary staple for many indigenous people in South Asia but that s changing because millets take a lot of muscle power to harvest and thrash It s often women who start work at 5 AM each day who are doing this work and people are reluctant to keep up the labour intensive practice Also as the Indian middle class grows millet is increasingly considered a lower class food Indian officials also subsidize rice and wheat and it costs consumers much less than millet Milled rice however is less nutritious and it could be one of the factors in India s rising diabetes rates Scientists currently lack solid nutritional information about millet including data to support or disprove perceptions about its health benefits Quantifying nutritional benefits is one of the project s goals The project grows out of research Patel began as a PhD student at the University of Guelph His field research conducted in India focused on the reasons farmers grow different types of rice and corn Patel began his research with the assumption that diversity in rice and corn was declining but was surprised to learn that the real threat to diversity was to small millets rather than rice and corn This finding developed his interest in learning more about the consumption production and processing of small millets He is passionate about the work he and his team are doing and was excited to receive funding from the IDRC We were selected out of 275 projects it was tough competition he says It is a good feeling that the idea we have has merit Patel adds that the work is multidisciplinary cross cultural and participant focused Farmers were consulted early on to determine the constraints they face when growing millets and the solutions they have already found Farmers have considerable research capacity says Patel they themselves have ideas on how to do research and how to ask relevant questions Some 20 students from around the world are working on the project all of whom Patel says are top students from their respective universities MSC international development students David Guenther Ruth Anne Seburn and Kyle Wiebe have completed practica and thesis research by participating in the project Guenther and Seburn each

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  • Mental Health First Aid Workshop | MSC News | MSC
    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 Mental Health First Aid Workshop Posted by Ellen Paulley Friday November 14 2014 11 59 AM Mental Health First Aid Adults Who Interact with Youth A workshop for MSC and CMU students offered by the Canadian Mental Health Assocation This 2 day training course was developed to help people provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis The course is a skills workshop with a focus on mental health first aid skills and can be taken for credit as CRS 2111 1 5 Students taking CRS 3332 3 Trauma Violence are strongly encouraged to enrol in this workshop We believe that mental health crisis such as suicidal and self harming actions may be prevented through early intervention Learn to take first aid action that may reduce this type of harm When February 7 8 2015 Check in 8 30am each day Course 9 00am 5

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  • MSC News | About CMU | MSC
    Justice Week Events by Ellen Paulley Friday November 14 2014 11 32 AM Opening Ceremony Continue Reading Some Canadians have limited options for financial learning by Ellen Paulley Friday October 24 2014 12 59 PM Canadians with low incomes have limited opportunities for learning about finances argues Dr Jerry Buckland Dean at Menno Simons College in a newly published article In Structural Barriers Financial Exclusion and the Possibilities of Situated Learning for Financial Education Buckland draws on the concept of situated learning or practice based learning to explain the limited options low income people have for increasing their financial literacy Continue Reading IDS Senior Seminar Translation Assignment by Ellen Paulley Friday October 17 2014 11 19 AM IDS students pursuing 4 year and honours degrees take a final integrative seminar course to reflect on their learning and to think ahead to challenges they can expect in this field after graduation The professor Dr Ruth Rempel asked students in the 2014 Senior Seminar class to work on projects that translated something they had learned into a form useful in a non university setting The assignment was inspired by Michael Woolcock s suggestion that people working in international development require the skills of detectives diplomats and translators Continue Reading Press Release MSC Presents Dr Anil Gupta on Learning From Grassroots Innovators by Ellen Paulley Thursday October 16 2014 2 26 PM The topic Empathetic Innovations for Inclusive Development Can we learn from Grassroots Innovators will be addressed by Dr Anil Gupta senior professor at the Indian Institute of Management IIM Ahmedabad Continue Reading MSC Graduate Begins Internship at Embassy of Canada in Washington D C 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

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  • Some Canadians have limited options for financial learning | MSC News | MSC
    MSC News Some Canadians have limited options for financial learning Posted by Ellen Paulley Friday October 24 2014 12 59 PM Canadians with low incomes have limited opportunities for learning about finances argues Dr Jerry Buckland Dean at Menno Simons College in a newly published article In Structural Barriers Financial Exclusion and the Possibilities of Situated Learning for Financial Education Buckland draws on the concept of situated learning or practice based learning to explain the limited options low income people have for increasing their financial literacy If you re in an inner city where there are very few banks and banks aren t interested in you what are your opportunities for learning about finances and thereby improving your finances Not very good he says In low income neighbourhoods Buckland says there are plenty of fringe banks such as payday lenders cheque cashers and rent to own shops Low numbers of mainstream banks mean that people in these neighbourhoods are not able to easily learn about financial options such as savings or establishing credit Lack of access to financial education and options can reinforce poverty Our visions for our lives and the ways we see our lives being improved is very

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  • IDS Senior Seminar Translation Assignment | MSC News | MSC
    Studies Professional Development Alumni Events Career Opportunities Currents Magazine Alumni Giving Give to MSC MSC News IDS Senior Seminar Translation Assignment Posted by Ellen Paulley Friday October 17 2014 11 19 AM IDS students pursuing 4 year and honours degrees take a final integrative seminar course to reflect on their learning and to think ahead to challenges they can expect in this field after graduation The professor Dr Ruth Rempel asked students in the 2014 Senior Seminar class to work on projects that translated something they had learned into a form useful in a non university setting The assignment was inspired by Michael Woolcock s suggestion that people working in international development require the skills of detectives diplomats and translators Students chose a concept or issue to rework in a creative way from a special lecture series that Menno Simons College sponsored in 2013 14 How we Grow Share and Eat Moving Toward Just and Sustainable Food Farming Systems Halal and Haram Food Translation Assignment One group created a video to inspired dialogue between Muslim newcomers to the province and advocates for local sustainable eating Several groups created materials that middle school teachers in Manitoba could use in the classroom Game of Seeds Game of Seeds teaches grade 7 students about seed sovereignty and food security By teaching youth that seeds are the origin of our food system as well as a life source it provides them with future knowledge that will be beneficial into their adult lives and also as future consumers It is also at a period in their school education where they are beginning to learn more about their global community how to be a global citizen and the ethical debates of these two concepts Click here to download Game of Seeds The Game of Life The

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  • Press Release: MSC Presents Dr. Anil Gupta on Learning From Grassroots Innovators | MSC News | MSC
    Alumni Giving Give to MSC MSC News Press Release MSC Presents Dr Anil Gupta on Learning From Grassroots Innovators Posted by Ellen Paulley Thursday October 16 2014 2 26 PM 2014 David Hopper Lecture Sponsored by International Development Research Centre The topic Empathetic Innovations for Inclusive Development Can we learn from Grassroots Innovators will be addressed by Dr Anil Gupta senior professor at the Indian Institute of Management IIM Ahmedabad The lecture is scheduled for October 30 2014 at 7 30 PM in the University of Winnipeg s Convocation Hall Light refreshments will be served beginning at 7 00 PM Dr Anil Gupta is a professor at IIM the top management and policy research institute in Asia and the Pacific region He is the founder of SRISTI an internationally know NGO working for farmers innovation and creativity Gupta s development work led to the creation of the National Innovation Foundation which he currently leads as Executive Vice President He serves on numerous high ranking advisory committees and policy groups in India and abroad on development environment science and education ethics and governance Dr Gupta is an engaging public speaker and his work as an academic and activist is recognized by the Padma shree Award the highest civil honour conferred by the President of India About the Hopper Lecture The Hopper Lecture Series is sponsored by the International Development Research Centre in honour of its first president David Hopper The David Hopper Lecture 2014 is coordinated by Menno Simons College and the University of Guelph About Menno Simons College Menno Simons College MSC a part of Canadian Mennonite University and affiliated with the University of Winnipeg has been offering programs in International Development Studies IDS and Conflict Resolution Studies CRS since 1989 MSC fosters a vibrant undergraduate learning community in its

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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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