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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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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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