Dr. Kirit Patel of Menno Simons College (MSC) with Dr. Aruna Kumar Malik of Gujarat National Law University in India and Dr. Alan Diduck of the University of Winnipeg launched a new book, Advancing Environmental Justice for Marginalized Communities in India: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities, in September 2021. It features many contributions from MSC students, exploring environmental justice and social equity in India.
A team of UWinnipegger's, including six undergraduate students, two graduate, and two post doctoral fellows co-led by UWinnipeg's Dr. Alan Diduck and Dr. Kirit Patel of Menno Simons College/CMU have published a book entitled Advancing Environmental Justice for Marginalized Communities in India: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities, that launches on September 17, 2021.
Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies has been in publication for over 50 years, and hasn't stopped even through pandemic-imposed challenges. Menno Simons College (MSC), a program centre of CMU, launched the journal's 53rd volume this spring.
Dr. Jobb Arnold, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies, has taught at Menno Simons College and CMU since 2015.
What do you love about your work here?
An element I really like about CMU and working here is it's got a practice orientation; people care about what happens in the world. This is really close to my heart, having worked in places like Rwanda and Northern Ireland and indeed here in Winnipeg. There's a lot of people suffering and there's a lot of hurt, so working in the conflict resolution department, one of the things I've always really valued is seeing people's lives change for the better. I think that's something that's not just an intellectual exercise, but it's an applied question of implementation.
While COVID-19 may have made our worlds feel smaller, including at Menno Simons College (MSC) where all classes are being taught online this year, the MSC community has in fact expanded to welcome three new sessional instructors.