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Dr. Jerry Buckland

Faculty: In their own words - Dr. Jerry Buckland

by MSC Staff  •  Friday, August 31, 2018 @ 8:30 AM

Dr. Jerry Buckland has been Professor of International Development Studies at Menno Simons College for 25 years.

What do you love about your work here at Menno Simons College?

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Jonathan Plett

Jonathan Plett: Finding Conflict Resolution Studies and some direction

by MSC Staff  •  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 8:30 AM

When Jonathan Plett decided to go back to school, he wasn't sure what he wanted to study.

"I was taking a whole bunch of courses at the U of M like Political Science, Canadian Geography, and Ancient Greek Culture. I figured if I did enough basic courses something would catch my interest," says Plett.

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Alexandra Koslock at the Rally for Refuge

Rally for Refuge - Rescinding the Safe Third Country Agreement

by MSC Staff  •  Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 8:30 AM

by Alexandra Koslock

Rally for Refuge was a thought in my mind, that I wasn't sure would ever blossom. A few weeks ago I saw pictures, videos, and articles in the media about children being imprisoned in detention centers in the United States, and I felt a deep sense of responsibility in these moments.

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The Migrant Trail in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Photo by Saulo Padillo.

The Migrant Trail: Asylum seekers and immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border

by MSC Staff  •  Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

by Dr. Jodi Dueck-Read

Recently, I returned from a 75-mile walk in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. The Migrant Trail is a sacred journey of remembering those who have died in the borderlands. Over the course of the walk, I re-connected with friends with whom I have been walking for 11 years, made new connections with people from all over the United States, Canada and Mexico and felt re-energized in a space of nurturing solidarity. On the flip side, my feet developed blisters earlier than normal, my introverted nature lacked patience as the week wore on, and the reasons I walk were pounded into me when our peaceful walk was met by white resistance.

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Haneen Al-jaqobi

New year, new MSCSA faciliator!

by MSC Staff  •  Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 8:30 AM

by Haneen Al-jaqobi

My name is Haneen Al-jaqobi and I will be the facilitator for the Menno Simons College Student Association (MSCSA) this upcoming school year! I am currently a student in the final year of my degree, and hope to graduate in the spring of 2019 with a double major in Psychology and Conflict Resolution Studies

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