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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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Some of the students pose in traditional dress in the Wayuu community. Walaliyadde is at the far left; Ardila is in the middle with the child.

Indigenous rights across cultures: Colombia

by MSC Staff  •  Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

A group of six MSC students joined a Human Rights field course in Colombia for two weeks last spring. Below, students Lizeth Ardila and Teruni Walaliyadde share their experiences of the course, Human and Indigenous Rights in Latin America.

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Clowning: speaking truth to power

by MSC Staff  •  Monday, April 3, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Karen Ridd

Thirty years ago, I “fell into” clowning. I realize that’s an unusual thing to say, and you might wonder how one accidentally becomes a clown (it’s a long story, trust me). I went on to a short career in clowning, founding the first therapeutic clowning programme in the world, at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital in 1986 (and a second one in Toronto a few years later).

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Honouring a peace builder: the Suzanne St. Yves Amani Peace Award

by MSC Staff  •  Monday, March 27, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Gina Sylvestre

Though I first met Suzanne while sitting on a refugee-sponsoring committee, I had heard of her social justice work much earlier and I was intrigued to learn from her about transformation and equity. In the twenty-odd years of friendship since, I have witnessed a strong woman, rooted in personal spirituality, with an unwavering belief in humankind. Her commitment to peacemaking has been life-long, and over the years she has been involved with the Deaf community, people with disabilities, refugees, abused women, inmates, and ex-offenders.

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