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Changes to IDS and CRS programs - Frequently Asked Questions

As of June 30, 2023, no students will be admitted into the four-year Conflict Resolution Studies (CRS) program or into both the three-year or four-year International Development Studies (IDS) programs.

The IDS program and the four-year CRS program are being discontinued.

Current students pursuing these four-year degrees will be able to complete their program of studies and the three-year program in CRS will continue to be offered.

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Dr. Stephanie Stobbe, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies is lead researcher and curator of the Hearts of Freedom: Stories of Southeast Asian Refugees Travelling Exhibition.

Dr. Stephanie Stobbe curates national travelling exhibition

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as of mid-2022, there are 32.5 million refugees worldwide. That number jumps to 53.1 million internally displaced people and expands yet again to 103 million when considering forcibly displaced people worldwide.

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Faculty: In Their Own Words - Dr. Jonathan Sears

Dr. Jonathan Sears is Associate Professor of International Development Studies, Affiliate Faculty of Political Studies, and Associate Dean of Menno Simons College (MSC), a program centre of CMU. He has taught at CMU since 2008, primarily from the MSC campus.

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<i>Uppinaq–Letters from Nunavut: Inuit Culture Loss and Survival in the 1960s and 1970s</i> will review over three dozen letters with hopes of making the content available to society and accessible for future generations.

New MSC research project studies historic letters written by Inuit Elders

From the boundless territory of Nunavut come fragile and carefully kept documents that changed the history of not only northern Canada but the entire country.

A new research project at Menno Simons College (MSC), funded by a grant from the Government of Nunavut's Department of Culture and Heritage, will be translating and analyzing over three dozen letters that were handwritten in Inuktitut syllabics by Nunavut Elders in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Karen Ridd, Teaching Assistant Professor, Conflict Resolution Studies at CMU's Menno Simons College campus and co-host of April 20's We Need to Talk  Zoom conversation about nonviolent resistance

We Need to Talk: Climate change and war

"When you are going through hell, keep on walking"

A wise friend of mine posted that quote recently, and I have been clinging to it, like a kind of psychological life raft.

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