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Reflections on CMU’s first Scientist-in-Residence

Henry JanzenIn February, CMU had the privilege of hosting Dr. Henry Janzen, a research scientist in soil biochemistry at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research centre in Lethbridge, Alberta. His studies focus on how different farming techniques impact prairie ecosystems. His extensive research in nitrogen and carbon flows allows him to work on and participate in reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Recently Dr. Janzen has expanded his field of study to include socio-ecological issues, which include finding ways to create sustainable farming methods which encourage biodiversity, allow the conversation of soils, the wise use of energy, and creating a harmonious community.

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Being an international student at CMU

Being an international student at CMU is an amazing opportunity for you to learn more about other cultures and discover more about yourself. It is a time to explore and immerse yourself into a new experience.

The CMU community was very welcoming to me. They were more than ready to help me adjust and help me out as I started a new life in Canada. Students and faculty are very friendly in the way they approach international students, they are eager to know about your culture and teach you about theirs.

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Christmas.CMU

Christmas at CMU

As the north side of CMU began to transform into a very Christmas-like place, the sense of anticipation about Christmas at CMU became more and more real. Since this is my first year being part of the CMU community, I really didn’t understand why there was so much preparation for and excitement about this event. The day arrived and there was excitement and Christmas spirit in the air.

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Exploring restorative justice at Face2Face event

Face2Face

Clock-wise from top left: Bob Chrismas, Jae-Young Lee, and Lisa Phommarath

I had the opportunity to be part of the Face2Face event “Restorative Justice: Soft on Crime or Building Community Security?” The air was filled with excitement as the host presented the speakers who would tell us about their experiences with restorative justice.

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