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  • IDS Student Reflects on Practicum Experience in Tanzania | MSC News | MSC
    for Street Children in front of the garden they planted to help reduce the food costs of the centre IDS Student Reflects on Practicum Experience in Tanzania Posted by Ellen Paulley Thursday September 11 2014 4 13 PM I spent this past summer living in a little town called Moshi Tanzania right at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro for my International Development Studies IDS practicum In Moshi I worked at the Msamaria Centre for Street Children an organization that houses clothes and feeds children who are living on the streets for various reasons I spent my days teaching English and Math digging planting and maintaining a vegetable garden and spending time with the incredible group of children that lived at the centre and who dropped in on a regular basis Jenn gardening in a maize field The international practicum program is so important for both IDS and Conflict Resolution Studies students to take advantage of It forces you to step way outside your comfort zone and experience a whole new way of life Being involved in an international practicum challenges you to not only be an observer of a community but an active participant You become a part of the local scenery and an active participant in the daily lives of the local people and that is an experience like none other Being abroad also allows you the chance to travel and see the country from different angles In Tanzania I witnessed the catch of the day being reeled in from the beaches of Zanzibar the mysterious and wild plains of the Serengeti and got to see the line where Tanzania and Kenya meet from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro My international practicum in Moshi taught me more than my academic classes ever could because it challenged me to rely

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  • Reflections on Social Justice Fair 2014 | 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 Reflections on Social Justice Fair 2014 Posted by Ellen Paulley Wednesday August 13 2014 4 33 PM On Wednesday February 5th 2014 Menno Simons College hosted the 8th Annual Social Justice Fair in Riddell Hall at the University of Winnipeg Coordinated by Jocelyn Hummelt a 2014 graduate of Conflict Resolution Studies the Fair brought together representatives from a variety of local organizations to increase awareness of social justice issues and showcase the ongoing efforts towards peace and justice that are prevalent in and around our province Each year this event provides students with the chance to consider or re consider their passions as they explore future career options and pursue volunteer opportunities in the areas of international development and conflict resolution As they engage representatives students also practise their communication and networking skills which helps prepare them in a relatively small and familiar environment for future job searches As part of the Student Services team at Menno Simons College I have participated in the Social Justice Fair for six years I continue to be impressed and encouraged by the energy and enthusiasm of students as they connect ideas and concepts they ve learned in their studies with the work that is happening out there It is neat to watch the figurative light bulb go on during students conversations with people who have put in countless hours towards advocating on behalf of the disadvantaged empowering others to work towards change and working towards safer more sustainable communities Students enter Menno Simons College with a desire to know how to be agents of change the Social Justice Fair is one place where they can

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  • New Practicum Opportunities for CRS and IDS Students | MSC News | MSC
    s Library Fund is one of the new practicum opportunities in Ghana for CRS and IDS students New Practicum Opportunities for CRS and IDS Students Posted by Ellen Paulley Friday July 4 2014 11 15 AM Updated January 16 2015 In 2014 Ruth Taronno MSC s Director of Practicum travelled to Ghana to explore potential practicum opportunities for conflict resolution and international development students As a result of the trip practicum opportunities are available for students at the organizations listed below Contact Ruth Taronno by February 15 2015 if you are interested in completing a spring practicum with one of these organizations Travel funding is available To learn more about the practicum program in general click here FLOWER www ghanaflower org Location Asamankese The program focuses on girls programming for empowerment and leadership training as well as some community economic development initiatives The student would live with a host family in the small town of Asamankese two hours outside of Accra This placement is suitable for both CRS and IDS students Costs 140 week plus a 500 donation iDE International Development Enterprises ideghana org Location Main offices in Accra iDe works in agriculture and the students would be involved in marketing and development for farmers business plans and farming as a business While some business background or courses would be helpful this is not essential Costs Small room and board fees Osu Children s Library Fund www osuchildrenslibraryfund ca Location Main library in Accra This well established children s library fund was started in 1990 by Winnipeger Kathy Knowles and has expanded to include numerous libraries and literacy programs The student would get experience working with children s literacy programs in both Accra and rural areas Costs 150 week room and board plus a 2000 donation to the organization Associates

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  • Exploring Practicum Opportunities in Ghana | MSC News | MSC
    with hands on skills training that is extremely important in the work force says Taronno The trip developed out of MSC s desire to provide recommendations of placement organizations to students Visiting the organizations in Ghana provided Taronno with the opportunity to ask questions about the scope of work types of living conditions and the support networks available to students A number of the organizations Taronno visited focus on education Everybody knows that it s all about education she says There s lots of talk about education for women and girls but there are a lot of challenges One of the organizations Taronno visited is FLOWER which stands for facilitating learning of women in emerging regions FLOWER works to help young women realize their full potential and feel empowered to make decisions about their future The organization s activities are rooted in the belief that when women and girls are supported the whole community can live better While visiting FLOWER Taronno stayed with a family in the community to gain a sense of what the living arrangements would be like for students She met with staff and board members to discuss the type of assignments students might have which include working in the schools in the communities or out in the fields MSC alumna Erin Anderson who graduated with a conflict resolution and international development double major completed her practicum with FLOWER in 2007 2008 The timing of her practicum occurred while FLOWER s Executive Director Helen Attah was creating the organization Anderson has continued to be involved with FLOWER in the areas of volunteer coordination grant writing and has assisted with strategic planning Students who complete their practicum with FLOWER will be involved with a really welcoming organization says Anderson People will be made to feel comfortable be put

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  • New book explores role of religion in peace and conflict | MSC News | MSC
    role of religion in peace and conflict Posted by Ellen Paulley Monday May 5 2014 9 54 PM Anabaptist Mennonite pacifist thinking and practice is presented as one way forward in the newly published book Peace on Earth The Role of Religion in Peace and Conflict Studies The book addresses the question of whether religion can be constructive in conflict says Dr Lois Edmund author of the chapter Peace on Earth The Anabaptist Mennonite Perspective For a relatively small group Anabaptists are pervasive in working in the areas of peace and social justice explains Dr Edmund Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies at Menno Simons College MSC Anabaptists have been influential in invisible ways in the area of scholarship she says Articles on pacifism have spread far beyond Mennonite groups and spread to other groups crystallizing other theologies As an Anabaptist peacemaker Dr Edmund is familiar with the history and concept of pacifism Still her research uncovered stories of failure and controversy when people s sons went to war or didn t achieve conscientious objector status The positive of these situations was that it spurred more thinking and research on the topic and spurred a more serious approach to conscientious

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  • Academic Timetables | Academics | MSC
    Conflict Resolution Studies Frequently Asked 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 Academic Timetables Spring 2015 Timetables Conflict Resolution Studies Courses Introduction to Conflict Resolution Special Topics Workshop Insight Mediation Conflict Theory and Analysis Nonviolent Social Change Introduction to Conflict Resolution in Educational Settings Conflict and Culture Conflict in the Family Conflict and Development Issues in Indigenous Communities Download the Spring 2015 CRS Timetable to view course descriptions Timetable View the Spring 2015 CRS Timetable Updated March 5 2015 What is CRS Learn about the CRS program International Development Studies Courses Introduction to International Development Studies Participatory Local Development Conflict and Development in Indigenous Communities Voluntary Simplicity Environmental Sustainability Download the Spring 2015 IDS Timetable to view course descriptions Timetable View the Spring 2015 IDS Timetable Updated March 5 2015 What is IDS Learn about the IDS program Registration Register for a Conflict Resolution Studies or International Development Studies course through WebAdvisor International Development

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  • Jerry Buckland | Faculty & Staff | MSC
    and Hard Choices Financial Exclusion Fringe Banks and Poverty in Urban Canada five book chapters 20 peer reviewed articles and nine policy reports For social media sites please see Facebook Jerry Buckland Msc Twitter bucklandjerry LinkedIn Jerry Buckland Wordpress jerrypbuckland Areas of Teaching Community Economic Development Research Evaluation Methods Food Security Sovereignty Education PhD Economics University of Manitoba Work in Detail Teaching Courses Taught IDS 1100 6 Introduction to International Development Studies IDS CRS 3920 3 Action Research Methods IDS CRS 4922 3 Program Evaluation in Development Conflict Resolution MDP 7721 Theories and Methods of Program Planning and Evaluating University of Winnipeg Master s in Development Practice IDS 2110 3 Participatory Local Development IDS 2130 3 Rural Development IDS 2181 3 Financial Services Poverty Selected Topics in IDS IDS 3111 3 An Analysis of Development Aid Policies IDS 3141 3 Participatory Community Economy IDS 4110 3 Senior Seminar in International Development Studies IDS 4120 3 International Development Studies Honours Thesis Econ 2010 Development Economics Canadian Mennonite University Shaftesbury Campus Research Select Recent Publications Micro Finance Financial Exclusion Simpson Wayne and Buckland Jerry The Dynamics of Financial Institution Location in Toronto Who Is Serving the Inner City December 25 2013 Available at SSRN http ssrn com abstract 2371931 or http dx doi org 10 2139 ssrn 2371931 Draft Financial Exclusion and its Implications for Adult Learning about Finances New Directions in Teaching and Learning No 141 Spring 2014 p 15 24 Struggling to Make Ends Meet Using Financial Diaries to Examine Financial Literacy among Low income Canadians Journal of Poverty Vol 17 3 2013 with Antonia Fikkert Joel Gonske Hard Choices Financial Exclusion Fringe Banks and Urban Poverty in Canada Toronto University of Toronto Press 2012 A Commentary on the Canadian Task Force on Financial Literacy s Recommendations in Janis Sarra

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  • John Derksen | Faculty & Staff | MSC
    cross cultural and interfaith understanding and to nurturing peace with justice John s academic interests include the history of peacemaking religion and conflict Islam and Christianity and Reformation history Current research is on the roots of Mennonite peacemaking and on the history of nonviolence and peacebuilding worldwide John is also co editor of Peace Research The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies Outside of work John is active in interfaith dialogue and offers workshops on Christian Muslim relations He enjoys music sports camping coffee with friends and playing with his two delightful grandchildren Areas of Teaching Conflict Resolution Studies History of Peace and Nonviolence Education BA Hons in History MA in Theology MA in History PhD in Early Modern European History Work in Detail Teaching Introduction to Conflict Resolution Studies Conflict Theory and Analysis Conflict and Culture Conflict Faith and Community History of Peace and Nonviolence Models for Conflict Transformation Research Books From Radicals to Survivors Strasbourg s Religious Nonconformists over Two Generations 1525 1570 Utrecht Hes De Graaf Publishers 2002 Selected Articles Why Did Early Christians Turn Violent The Case of Egyptian Monks Near East School of Theology Theological Review 31 no 1 2010 60 91 Canada s Role in Afghanistan Submissions to the Manley Panel Peace Research The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies 39 nos 1 2 2007 94 98 with Rick McCutcheon A Costly but Influential Counterculture A Review of Four Works on War time Pacifism Journal of Mennonite Studies 25 2007 161 70 Peacemaking Principles Drawn from Opposition to the Crusades 1095 1276 Peace Research Canadian Journal of Peace Studies 36 no 2 2004 41 58 Nonviolent Political Action in the Protestant Reformation Strasbourg s Ziegler Brothers Mennonite Quarterly Review 78 no 4 2004 543 56 Wrangling with the Authorities Anabaptist Survival in

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