Canadian Mennonite University

Coordinates: 49°51′26.61″N 97°13′54.34″W / 49.8573917°N 97.2317611°W / 49.8573917; -97.2317611
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Canadian Mennonite University
Other name
Religious affiliation
Mennonite Church Canada, Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba
Academic affiliations
PresidentCheryl Pauls
Undergraduates1,607 (2020)
Location, ,
Sports teamsBlazers
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Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) is a private Mennonite university located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is affiliated with Mennonite Church Canada and the Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba.[1] It has an enrolment of 1,607 students.[2] The university was chartered in 1999 with a Shaftesbury campus in southwest Winnipeg, as well as Menno Simons College and a campus at the University of Winnipeg.[3]


Canadian Mennonite University was incorporated in 1999, through the amalgamation of Canadian Mennonite Bible College (founded in 1947), Concord College (founded as Mennonite Brethren Bible College in 1944), and Menno Simons College (founded in 1988).[4] A fourth college, Steinbach Bible College, was also involved, but later withdrew.

The name, Canadian Mennonite University, was formally announced in early 2000 and classes began in September of that year on a new campus, composed of the campus of Canadian Mennonite Bible College on the south-west corner of Grant and Shaftesbury and the former campus of the Manitoba School for the Deaf.[5]

In 2009, Canadian Mennonite University opened a new Menno Simons College campus on Portage Avenue. In late 2010, a science laboratory was constructed and in 2011 the Redekop School of Business was opened.[6]

Academic programs[edit]


Canadian Mennonite University offers several degrees, including:

Schools and colleges[edit]


The university is represented by the CMU Blazers in soccer, volleyball and basketball. Teams play in the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (formerly the Central Plains Athletic Conference).

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fast Facts about CMU". CMU.
  2. ^ "Christian colleges go online and lay off staff". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Canadian Mennonite University". Universities Canada. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Concord College". Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba School for the Deaf". Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  6. ^ Fuller, Simon. "New school at CMU now open for business". Canstar Community News. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  7. ^ "Di Brandt". Canadian Encyclopedia.

Further reading[edit]

  • Harder, Helmut. "CMU: The Emergence of a Mennonite University." in The Blazer Alumni Magazine, Fall 2010.

External links[edit]

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