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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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A vocation to advocacy in Manitoba's child welfare system

by MSC Staff  •  Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 1:34 PM

Amy Linklater, a graduating student in Conflict Resolution Studies, says that her education and personal journey of healing are so intertwined it’s impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins. When she began studying at the University of Winnipeg at 21, she knew very little about the history of her Cree people and colonialism in Canada. “I didn’t know my history until university... my studies opened up a whole new trauma for me.”

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Chris Sundby chats with MSCSA Sustainability Coordinator Teruni Walaliyadde (left) and Conflict Resolution Professor Karen Ridd (right) at the Common Unity event.

MSCSA to launch new scholarship for peers

by MSC Staff  •  Wednesday, December 7, 2016 @ 3:52 PM

Since the early weeks of first semester, this year’s MSC Student Association (MSCSA) has had a unique priority: to develop a new scholarship for one of their peers. No one recalls who’s idea it was, but the eight members are committed to furthering MSCSA’s values of peace, justice, equality, social action, and community.

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In solidarity with Standing Rock

by Anna Snyder  •  Monday, October 24, 2016 @ 2:27 PM

Professor Jobb Arnold and I, along with our respective partners, recently travelled to Standing Rock Reservation, one hour south of Bismark, North Dakota, to offer our support for the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline and to bear witness. We camped at one of three camps for the supporters. They called the supporters "water protectors" because one of their main concerns is the potential for harm to the Missouri river, as the pipeline is to pass under it.

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Research opportunity: environmental justice in India

by MSC Staff  •  Wednesday, October 12, 2016 @ 12:00 AM

Funded projects are available for two skilled and hard-working undergraduate students interested in conducting research on environmental justice in India, with a focus on development decisions affecting water resources.

The successful candidates will join an international SSHRC-funded project involving an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Canada and India.

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