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Canadian Mennonite University
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Tuition: $12,500  Students: 1,700
500 Shaftesbury Blvd
Winnipeg, MB      R3P 2N2

Canadian Mennonite University

Canadian Mennonite University was created out of the merging of three different colleges: Menno Simons College (1988), Concord College (once named Mennonite Brethren Bible College in 1944), and the Canadian Mennonite Bible College (1947). Its mission is to equip men and women for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in society and church through teaching and research. ... continued below

About Canadian Mennonite University

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The College has the Institute of Theology and The Church, The Institute for Community Peacebuilding, School of Writing, Canadian School of Peacebuilding, Community School of Music and the Arts, and the Braintree Creation Care Centre. The CMU Library is located in the lower level of the Mennonite Heritage Centre, on the southern portion of CMU’s Grant and Shaftesbury Campus. Its collections numbers over 100,000, and there are many resources available in the Christian Studies and Music subjects. Partial holdings are also available upon request, and online/CD formatted electronic information resources are also available at the Library. The Library also has the privilege of inter-borrowing with other college libraries, including the Steinbach Bible College, Providence College, the University of Winnipeg, and the University of Manitoba. Other facilities of the College include: parking, laundry facilities, soccer fields and two ball diamonds, accommodation in furnished apartments for up to fifty people, residence accommodation for up to 120 people, air conditioned gym for basketball and volleyball (with bleachers that can seat 200 people), reception halls for small banquets, boardrooms for multimedia presentations and teleconferencing, 250-seat auditorium with good acoustics, meeting rooms, classrooms, and lecture halls for 12 to 175 people.

Student Services and Student Life

CMU offers counseling services to students. The service is free of charge to all its students. Other services of the University include commuter assistance, which is made up of many students who go to the Great Hall for cups of latte and a sit-down with friends. Every commuter is given an assigned Commuter Assistant for their year at the College, and the Commuter Assistant’s job is to be accessible and helpful to all the students, especially those entering their first year. The College also publishes the Daily, a publication posted at many locations around the campus. It provides students a lot of valuable information about what is going on today and in the following days in the university campus. Aside from faculty advisors given to each student, they will also be given Academic Advising by CMU’s Student Services Department. They are available to talk with students about their courses, personal problems, spiritual issues, and many other topics. Students are also given the option to purchase accident insurance and medical insurance. Parking services are also offered to students, and all commuting students who bring their cars can buy an assigned parking space. Residential students and apartment dwellers however, should be registered through the South Campus receptionist, and they are required to purchase an assigned parking space with a power outlet. The assigned spaces will be in South Campus Lot P. CMU values the spiritual and creative lives of its students, and they offer Chapel and Fellowship Groups, Prayer Rooms, Spiritual Direction, Recitals, and Forums in the community. For student employment, the University offers the Campus Student Employment program as part of its financial and professional assistance to students. The Student Life Staff serves as a general resource for student concerns and issues, and it focuses on Chapel Programs, Disability Services, Commuter Student programming, and Residential Life. CMU also offers first year students “Welcome Week – Orientation.” This program runs for two weeks, and students are given the opportunities to meet other students, connect with the university’s faculty and staff, and know more about the prevailing lifestyle inside the campus.

Academic Programs

The College offers the programs in the areas of Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, Business and Administration, Communications Media, and Music. It offers Pre-Professional Studies, Graduate Programs, OuttaTown, and Practica. Outtatown Discipleship School is a program for students who are interested in Christian studies and service. Practica allows students to gain experiences that are related to their field of study.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Entrance Scholarships are offered to students by the University. Some of the available scholarships include: Academic Entrance Scholarships, Leadership Entrance Scholarships, Specialized Entrance Merit Awards, Church Service Merit Awards, Music Merit Awards, Athletic Merit Awards, Returning Student Scholarships, and Outtatown Leadership Scholarship.

Winnipeg Information

Winnipeg is the largest city and capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba. Winnipeg is located at the eastern edge of the prairie region of Western Canada, and, due to this, plays a prominent role in transportation, finance, manufacturing, agriculture and education. Winnipeg also lies in close proximity to hundreds of lakes, including Lake Winnipeg, Canada's fifth largest lake and the world's eleventh largest.

Winnipeg is the sunshine capital of Canada, with over 2300 hours of sun annually. Winnipeg has the second clearest skies year-round and is the second sunniest city in Canada in the winter.

Winnipeg is well known across the prairies for its arts and culture. The isolation of the city led to the development of many homegrown cultural institutions in theatre, music and dance. As the city developed, it became one of the main stops in Canada for artists as they travelled across Canada. It remains one of the top destinations today.




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