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The walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia.

MSC to host public lecture on interfaith peacebuilding

by Alison Ralph  •  Tuesday, October 3, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Menno Simons College is pleased to present Dr. Jan Bender Shetler in a public lecture on interfaith relations in the city of Harar, Ethiopia, later this month.

The result of an eight-year collaborative research project between Dr. Bender Shetler and fellow academic Dawit Yehualashet, the lecture explores how Muslims and Christians have been able to maintain relatively peaceful relations in Harar over the last century, despite close and potentially volatile interaction.

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David Atem gives an inspirational message to the 2017 graduates of Menno Simons College.

Former child soldier awarded MSCís Distinguished Alumni Award

by Alison Ralph  •  Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 3:47 PM

Menno Simons College (MSC) is pleased to announce David Atem as the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award.

A former child soldier from South Sudan, Atem came to Canada as a refugee in 2001.

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Neil Funk-Unrau, Associate Dean of Menno Simons College

Currently Reading: Neil Funk-Unrau

by Alison Ralph  •  Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 11:53 AM

We asked Neil Funk-Unrau what he's reading, and his answer might surprise you.

What do you like to read?

My fiction interests are fairly wide ranging. Take murder mysteries: the ones I like the most are the ones that take you to a new place, and give you the opportunity to learn about a different part of the world, and a different time.

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MSC opens doors for mom of four

by Alison Ralph  •  Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 11:40 AM

When Rosa Robert decided to go back to school and enrolled at Menno Simons College (MSC), she knew it would take careful planning. A mother of four, Robert took two courses each semester while working full-time.

“It was challenging at times, looking after my kids, being in school, and working full-time,” Robert says. “I had to be very organized.”

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MSC profs awarded prestigious federal grants

by Alison Ralph  •  Monday, June 12, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Two Menno Simons College (MSC) professors are recipients of prestigious federal grant funds through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Dr. Jerry Buckland, Professor of International Development Studies, received a grant worth $263,000. Dr. Kirit Patel, Assistant Professor of International Development Studies, received $75,000.

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