Canadian Mennonite University
CMU is an innovative Christian university, rooted in the Anabaptist faith tradition, moved and transformed by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Through teaching, research, and service CMU inspires and equips women and men for lives of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society.
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At CMU ‘service, leadership and reconciliation’ are personal and communal learning outcomes that are encountered within academic, personal and interpersonal, theological, artistic, physical, and environmental contexts. Education involves “building understandings” in ways that are about relationships as much as knowledge, for the sake of enabling us to see, engage, and share in a world that is as wondrous as it is strained, and that ever calls for our best care and innovative capacities.
CMU’s mission statement takes shape through a vibrant array of programs and projects, conversations, and commitments. The statement names the story of God’s creating and transforming work through Jesus Christ as the heartbeat of the service, leadership, and reconciliation through which CMU students, faculty, graduates, and surrounding community participate in church and society.
Convictions regarding integrity in life and faith alongside the integration of knowledge, action, and community wisdom lie at the heart of CMU’s educational vision. CMU’s self-understanding as a church-related university is grounded in relationships of trust and in commitments to ongoing, open dialogue, and inquiry.
Areas of Study
CMU offers a wide variety of courses from a Bachelor of Arts, Music, Business Administration, Music Therapy and more. All courses at CMU start with a core curriculum that includes 18 credit hours of Biblical and Theological credits to coincide with our mission of being a Christian University.
Beyond the core classes and depending on your major there could be other required courses with a breadth of subjects including many cross-listed courses that are key to our degrees.
- Academic Writing
- Arts & Science
- Bib & Theo Studies
- Business & Org. Admin
- Communications & Media
- Counselling Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Intercultural Studies
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- International Development Studies
- Music Therapy
- Peace & Conflict Transformation Studies
- Political Studies
- Social Service
- Graduate School of Theology and Ministry
- MA in Peacebuilding and Collaborative Dev
- Master of Business Administration
Accessibility accommodations and resources are given alot of attention and are met in every case where possible. Being a small school, some things are not possible due to not enough staff or not having the right facilities. All requests are accommodated if at all possible: https://www.cmu.ca/students/studentlife/accessibility
CMU is based on relationship and community. We value students and professors and staff getting to know one another well making for safe spaces to ask hard questions and explore the challenges that planet is experiencing at the moment.
There are many community gatherings such as forum, chapel, coffee houses, and many committees to join.
There is also watching sports games – supporting our teams! Hanging out having coffee at the campus cafe – lots of places to make friends and chat.
We also offer yoga classes, dance classes, weekly guided walks in the forest and more. These are all available beyond the official sports teams of volleyball, basketball, and soccer.
There are also many mental health focused activities throughout the year to keep students balancing studies and healthy activity. One of the key features here though is the free counselling available to every student: https://www.cmu.ca/students/studentlife/wellness
We also have a Student Council: https://www.cmu.ca/students/studentlife/studentcouncil
Tuition & Funding
A full course load and all extras, plus living on campus is approximately $14,000.
Although our scholarship deadline passed in February, our Bursary deadline is July 20th, 2021. You can find information on our bursaries here: https://www.cmu.ca/future/financial/aid
CMU Spring Scholarship
In recognition of the ongoing economic and community impacts resulting from the pandemic, and in attempts to ensure as many students as possible receive scholarship funds, CMU will be choosing 10 undergraduate students to receive the $1,000 CMU Spring Scholarship for their studies at CMU in the upcoming academic year. Applications for these scholarships will be accepted between March 1 and June 30. New students (Canadian) with no previous CMU scholarship offers are eligible to apply.
2021 CMU Video and Photo Essay Contest (Gr. 11 & 12)
CMU is calling for critical and engaging video, photo, or written essays that creatively address one of the following questions:
- Can social media be a force for social change? If not, why? If so, how?
- What is self-care? How can we tell the difference between what we want and what we need?
- As we plan for the post-pandemic future, what are some elements of pre-pandemic life that should be left behind? What parts of the quarantine-lifestyle should be preserved and integrated into our collective future?