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Food Matters Manitoba: changing the province one carrot at a time

by MSC Staff  •  Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Certain organizations attract Menno Simons grads like Milkweed attracts Monarch Butterflies. Food Matters Manitoba is one such nonprofit. 

Food Matters, which partners with communities across the province to “make food more available and affordable,” currently employs five Menno Simons grads or current students: Jennifer French (IDS), Amanda Froese (IDS), Gabriel Gabriel (IDS, CRS), Rob Moquin (CRS), and Katrina Sklepowich (CRS).

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Peace Research Journal: Call for Papers from the 2016 CARFMS Conference

by MSC Staff  •  Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 11:56 AM

Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies invites presenters at the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) 2016 Conference held in Winnipeg, Manitoba to submit conference papers focused specifically on conflict resolution and international development.

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Migrant Worker Solidarity Network

Justice for Manitoba migrant workers

by MSC Staff  •  Monday, March 6, 2017 @ 10:28 AM

Dr. Jodi Dueck-Read

I often ask students to reflect on justice. What is justice in family conflict, or in the face of inter-generational trauma and violence? In light of our globalized economy, how can we make justice in our consumption choices and how can we respond to the global inequities of trade and migration policies through our choice of food? Is locally grown, organic food always the best choice? Is it really local when Mexican workers are flown in each year to plant, weed, and harvest?

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Privilege, power, peacebuilding (tackling International Development Studies)

by MSC Staff  •  Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 1:17 PM

After a semester at a large institution, Melanie McGillis wondered if university just wasn’t for her. She took a year off to travel and found herself volunteering with International Volunteer Headquarters in Ecuador. There, she met people with dreams similar to her own who had studied International Development.

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Restorative justice: from Sierra Leone to Winnipeg streets

by MSC Staff  •  Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 1:43 PM

Before Victor Kaicombey had even heard of the Conflict Resolution Studies program at Menno Simons, he’d survived Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war and provided leadership in their Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The restorative justice model is one which he describes as a “traditional approach” to dealing with conflict in his homeland.

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