CPA December e-newsletter

December 2020

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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.

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Peacebuilders inspiring peacebuilders
In response to Kindred Credit Union's call to generosity this holiday season, the Centre for Peace Advancement got creative about how to give back to our local community.

The Centre kicked off the 2020 #12Days4Good campaign on December 7 with the release of an online Peacebuilders' Inspiration Toolkit. Learn more.


Centre for Peace Advancement Shapes Peace Together
The theme of the 2020 United Nations International Day of Peace, "Shaping Peace Together," resonated with the spirit of the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement.

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.

Check out the feature, originally published in the Fall 2020 issue of Grebel Now.
Demine Robotics achieves NGO status in Cambodia

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.

Centre says 'Farewell!' to PASS
Tina Chan, CEO and Founder of Incubator participant Panic, Anxiety, and Stress Support (PASS), is moving on to pursue another passion, behavioural research, in Montreal.

"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.

Upcoming Events

Map the System Team Mixer - Centre for Peace Advancement
The Centre is offering an online team mixer for potential Map the System competitors who are currently in the team building process.

Register for the mixer today. Reminder that the registration deadline for Map the System at UWaterloo is February 7, 2021.

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.

PeaceTech Living-Learning Community - Centre for Peace Advancement
The application period for the Winter 2021 PeaceTech Living Learning Community is closing soon! The PeaceTech LLC is a virtual, dynamic community of students interested in the intersection of peace and technology.

Students must be residents or associates at Conrad Grebel University College to apply. Deadline is January 15, 2021. Apply now.
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