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As 2020 comes to a close, the Centre for Peace Advancement is doing some reflecting. Which CPA highlight did you find the most memorable this year? Click on the hyperlinked text below to vote.
Throughout the fall, the Centre gathered more than fifteen participants, research fellows, staff members, and community partners in physically-distant Circle conversations. Small pieces of these conversations, where participants shared about their peacebuilding journeys, were captured in a three-part video series.
Demine Robotics' new status as an NGO in Cambodia will open up doors for additional funding opportunities. Demine will now be able to bid directly on minefield clearance operations and reduce import tax on equipment.
Demine will be having a beta product launch in January, 2021. Keep up to date with their progress by visiting their website and subscribing to their e-newsletter.
"A lot has changed in 2020, and it has forced all of us to reflect on our needs and direction. I joined the CPA with my start-up PASS Inc. in early 2020 and have enjoyed participating in CPA programming and community life when I have had the chance."
Engaging students in the work of peace advancement
Since its launch in 2014, the Centre has employed eight co-op students. Victoria Lumax, a third year English and Peace and Conflict Studies student, has just finished her second term as a co-op student at the Centre; she has been Communications Assistant for both the Winter 2020 and Fall 2020 school terms. The Centre is grateful for Victoria's attention to detail and hard work during these eight months!
Learn more about how the Centre is supporting student changemakers through meaningful employment opportunities.
Ottawa Office Virtual Seminar for Students - Mennonite Central Committee Students interested in peace and justice issues, Canadian aid policy, and faith-based advocacy are invited to attend MCC Ottawa's virtual seminar, taking place February 16-18, 2021. The theme for this year's seminar is "From the Ground Up: Reshaping Canadian International Aid Policy."
For more details, pricing, and information on how to register, visit the event website.
Employment & Engagement Opportunities
Winter 2021 Courses - Centre for Peace Advancement Centre participants and staff believe in the value of peace education, teaching meaningful, relevant courses at the University of Waterloo.
Visit our Student Engagement webpage to learn more about the Winter 2021 courses being taught by Centre staff, participants, and research fellows. Add/drop begins today, November 30, and ends on January 22.
Aligned values and shared commitment to incubate and advance collaborative, inter-disciplinary, multi-sector peacemaking is at the heart of our partnership with the Kindred Credit Union, and continues to inspire our work.
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