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  • Factsheets Created by Students in African Development Issues Class | MSC News | MSC
    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 As student Gurpreet Dhillon said I knew I wanted to showcase African development in a positive light For too long the general public has had a negative perception of the African continent He noted that when he first heard about sand dams in class I was blown away Christine Izere chose to write about social protection policies to illustrate the increasing role that African governments rather than external donors were playing in African development These are some of the best factsheets submitted doing what factsheets are supposed to do informing people about important initiatives in a short accessible way Sand Dams By Gurpreet Dhillon Water Naturally safely and affordably An innovative project that provides more water to more people Sand dams are a cost effective method of water collection and are constructed by members of the local community They are usually built in rural arid and semi arid areas where infrastructure that allows for accessible water is scarce but rainfall is common Click here to download the factsheet Ushahidi By Taylor Gagne Ushahidi was developed following the violent conflicts occurring in Kenya during the 2007 elections Many Kenyans could not access information regarding conflict areas or report any incidents of the election violence within the country Ushahidi a crowd sourcing tool provides detailed interactive maps in which individuals can access or report acts of violence or other significant events Click here to download the factsheet Sand Dams By Bryce Gallant Sand dams are considered to be the most cost effective form of rainwater harvesting providing communities

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  • A Life-Changing Experience | MSC News | MSC
    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 Conflict resolution is so applicable to everything conflict is everywhere People and relationships are everywhere she says It s good to know how to deal with conflict communicate effectively with people and listen While studying conflict resolution Prystie says she identified her empathetic nature and her desire to help people around her As I progressed throughout the program I changed so much as a person she says I realized I like helping people and conflict resolution helps people Through her practicum Prystie had the opportunity to utilize the conflict resolution skills she learned by working at the North Point Douglas Women s Centre The Centre s mission is to create opportunities for women to develop their potential and engage fully as citizens of their community Prystie says she spent a lot of time during her practicum listening to women who came to the Centre to talk and connect The relational aspect of her position there connected well to the nature of conflict resolution which she describes as being about developing positive relationships While working at the Centre Prystie also had opportunities to mediate conflicts and drew on skills she learned through the coaching and mediation workshops offered as part of her degree Through her hands on experience she s learned that speaking softly with people can help diffuse conflict situations One of Prystie s memorable experiences from her introductory course is that the professor Dr Lois Edmund encouraged the students to get to know each other which Prystie says isn t typical of first year classes During her time at MSC she

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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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  • MSC Alumna Receives Rotary Peace Fellowship | MSC News | MSC
    best practices with the ground reality says Mahmood who is very grateful to the Charleswood Rotary Club for supporting her Fellowship application The program is designed for those who have experience working in the field of development which Mahmood has done in Afghanistan the Democratic Republic of Congo India Nepal and Pakistan She s worked and volunteered with educational medical and disaster response organizations Mahmood s interest in peace and conflict resolution stems from a desire to learn about transformative and sustainable peace as a means of addressing the situations she witnessed during her international work Doing development and aid work I felt like I was always addressing symptoms she says I d like to move closer towards addressing the root causes in all the places I ve been working the root has been conflict Mahmood says one of the causes of conflict begins with what she calls the othering of people viewing others as less than human followed by oppression exploitation and injustice She also identifies unprocessed trauma at the individual community national and global level as another contributor to conflict She says that the master s program will teach her effective and transformative theories and practices that she can apply to situations of conflict After working in the field for seven years Mahmood says she needed some time to rebuild For the past five years she s been working in Diversity and Intercultural Services at Red River College the last several years as manager While back in Winnipeg she s volunteered with various advocacy and development organizations Though Mahmood has witnessed firsthand some of the complications and downsides that can be a part of aid work and development work she still feels it s important to be engaged We need people who have a critical eye who are

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  • MSC Announces Recipient of First Elizabeth Buckland Memorial Scholarship | MSC News | MSC
    professional librarian Buckland worked for the Winnipeg Public Library system and the Manitoba Education Library She was a person of deep faith who directly and indirectly by supporting her family exercised her commitment to social justice in many ways Recipient Ashley Henry is pursuing a 3 year IDS degree as well as an Honours degree in Biology at the University of Winnipeg Henry who will graduate next spring hopes to work in the field of public health in the future For her there are strong connections between public health and international development In development health outcomes and health goals are a huge field she says With the Millennium Development Goals a large portion are health related Public health refers to coordinated efforts that aim to prevent disease promote health and prolong life among a whole community or population Henry says part of public health work is to protect at risk populations such as elderly and children It s about studying where diseases are coming from and finding out what you can do to protect the community she says Gina Loewen MSC s Academic Advisor and chair of the Scholarship and Bursary Committee says It s great to be able to offer a new scholarship that supports students in pursuing what they re passionate about The combination of studies that Ashley has chosen is unique and forward thinking Henry says Education is a big confidence builder as well as a path towards understanding yourself a little better She attributes her university education with teaching her how to work hard and persevere through stressful and difficult periods Also interested in veterinary medicine Henry spent time in 2012 volunteering with a wildlife organization in South Africa Working with the regional veterinarian she assisted with public health programming such as treating dogs with rabies

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  • Restorative Justice Week Events | MSC News | MSC
    Development Alumni Events Career Opportunities Currents Magazine Alumni Giving Give to MSC MSC News Restorative Justice Week Events Posted by Ellen Paulley Friday November 14 2014 11 32 AM All are welcome to participate in the following Restorative Justice Week events Wednesday November 19 2014 Opening Ceremony When 12 00 Noon 1 00 PM Where Grand Stairwell Legislative Building 450 Broadway Restorative Justice Panel Discussion When 1 30 3 00 PM Where Golden Boy Room Legislative Building 450 Broadway Refreshments will be provided To RSVP please email k k ehler johnhoward mb ca Circles of Support and Accountability present Colonialism and Violence in the Canadian Context Understanding Past Present and Paths Forward Through Restorative Justice When 6 00 8 00 PM Where Room 2C13 University of Winnipeg 515 Portage Avenue To RSVP please email Natalia cosawpg initiativesjc org Thursday November 20 2014 Restorative Justice Forum When 8 30 AM 1 00 PM Where Broadway Neighborhood Community Centre 185 Young Street Continental breakfast provided To RSVP please email aharb mediationserviceswpg ca Restorative Justice Film and Panel Discussion When Doors open at 7 00 PM Screening at 7 30 with discussion to follow Where The Rachel Browne Theatre 211 Bannatyne Avenue the

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  • Peacemaking from the Inside Out | MSC News | MSC
    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 Peacemaking from the Inside Out Posted by Ellen Paulley Friday October 3 2014 5 10 PM In June 2013 Menno Simons College hosted the event Peacemaking from the Inside Out which featured guest speaker Dr Jay Rothman an expert in the field of conflict resolution His presentation is now available for viewing online A renowned scholar and practitioner in identity based conflicts Dr Rothman has worked with diplomats business executives and community activists in mediating significant local national and international conflicts and has been consulted by national leaders on ways to creatively engage deep conflicts Drawing on his experience working in the Middle East and around the world Dr Rothman shared his work in peacemaking and engaged the audience in the importance of encountering conflict as an opportunity for deepening self awareness and improving relationships at home in the community and across the globe The event was co sponsored by Arthur Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice The

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  • Supporting Rights and Liberties | MSC News | MSC
    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 Choloe Chapple MSC 2007 CRS 4 year Supporting Rights and Liberties Posted by Ellen Paulley Friday October 3 2014 10 37 AM An interest in community development and international issues prompted Choloe Chapple to pursue a degree in Conflict Resolution Studies at MSC That interest coupled with theoretical knowledge and practical application has shaped Chapple s life experiences Chapple currently serves as the Executive Director of the Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties MARL an organization that promotes supports and celebrates human rights and civil liberties The focus at MARL is three fold explains Chapple We look at issues and legislation advocating for change but we also know that legislation alone does not change things she says We run workshops and events working to increase understanding and appreciation of diversity Public education is an important aspect of raising awareness according to Chapple At the same time she says it s also important to remember that you are always an ambassador of your organization whenever you go anywhere people want to tell you their opinion discuss and debate The organization also focuses on empowerment It s about giving people specifically the youth a platform so they can use their voice Chapple is most excited when she engages in project based work which includes brainstorming and finding ways forward You gain energy being in a room with others who openly care about issues and are actively working on them she says The self reflection and critical thinking skills Chapple gained during her studies have been helpful for her work at MARL MSC gives you the skills to continually keep working and going

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