CPA April e-newsletter

APRIL 2020

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Map the System awards student changemakers

Twenty-eight hard-working teams harnessed the power of systems thinking to map out important problems for the University of Waterloo's second annual Map the System competition. Congratulations to Emma McDougall, Kaitlin Webber, and Sam Petrie, who won first place for their research into the socioeconomic transformation of neighbourhoods along the new light rail corridor in Waterloo region.

The top three teams received a total of $3500 in prize money, with the first place team also earning a spot in the Canadian Finals on May 8. Read more about the competition's conclusion.

Thanks to our sponsors, Kindred Credit Union, Sarona Asset Management, and the W Store, who sponsored the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, respectively.


Catalyzing collaboration in the wake of COVID-19

The fourth floor of Conrad Grebel University College may be closed, but the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement continues to provide opportunities for changemakers to advance peace.

Learn more about how the Centre is continuing to support peacebuilders during the current pandemic.

PeaceTech in the midst of a crisis

The PeaceTech Living-Learning Community (LLC) at Conrad Grebel University College is moving online this spring and Grebel students agree it is more important than ever. Introducing Rebecca Koole and Conrad Heidebrecht, the Peer Leaders for next term's virtual PeaceTech LLC!

Application deadline is April 30. Students can apply on our website.

Peacebuilders and the COVID-19 narrative

Read our newest PeaceTech blog post, penned by Communications Assistant Victoria Lumax, about the importance of peace-oriented language in this current crisis.

Virtual Front Desk

The Centre's front desk may be vacant, but we are still supporting our participants and guests!
Our new virtual front desk allows you to connect with a staff member over video chat. Ask about upcoming  engagement opportunities, COVID-19 changes and updates, or how to stay connected.  Visit our website for details.

Upcoming Events

Map the System
The winning University of Waterloo team will be competing against over a dozen teams at the Map the System Canadian Final on May 8. Visit the Centre's event page to stay up to date with details on the virtual showcase.

Not Traumatic Enough for a Shock Blanket
The Grebel Gallery's upcoming exhibit features the work of artist Yasmeen Nematt Alla, providing space for dialogue around everyday traumatic experiences.

The launch date of this exhibition is TBD. Stay tuned and keep an eye on the Grebel Gallery webpage for more details.


Employment & Engagement Opportunities

Lead Facilitators, Lead Workshop Facilitators - The Ripple Effect Education
One day left to apply to the Lead Facilitator and Lead Workshop Facilitator positions at The Ripple Effect Education (TREE). TREE develops and facilitates skill-building programs to give youth the tools they need to resolve conflict in healthy and independent ways. TREE has worked with over 4,700 youth in Waterloo Region since 2016.

Applications will be accepted until April 27. Applications and job descriptions can be found on the TREE website.

Spring 2020 PeaceTech Living-Learning Community (LLC)
In partnership with Conrad Grebel University College, the PeaceTech LLC provides the opportunity for Grebel students to gather and reflect on the impact of technology in our world. This virtual community will meet bi-weekly to contemplate the intersection of peace and technology.

Applications to join this community are due April 30 on our website.

Peace Innovators Scholarship and Mentoring Program - The Ripple Effect Education
This collaborative program between Kindred Credit Union, The Ripple Effect Education (TREE), and the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement, equips young leaders with skills to tackle a problem they're passionate about in their community.

The deadline to apply is April 30. Students can apply here.

Peace and Human Security Intern (2 Positions) - Project Ploughshares
Project Ploughshares is seeking two part-time summer positions – Peace Researchers – to join its staff team and contribute to the planning and implementation of strategies and programs that advance the mandate and objectives of Project Ploughshares.
To see job description, qualifications, and how to apply, visit Project Ploughshare's Employment/Internships website. Full application due May 19, 2020 at noon.
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