CPA January e-newsletter

January 2021

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Welcoming new and returning co-op students to the Centre for winter 2021

The Centre and Grebel are proud to support the University of Waterloo's co-operative education program, and regular openings are available for students interested in peacebuilding. Students have the opportunity to learn lots, and the Centre is able to operate because of their hard work.

With the arrival of a new year and semester, we welcome new co-op students to the Centre. This month we welcome Katie Fry and Vicky Hou to the team, as well as returning co-op student Kirsten Mosey.

For the winter semester, Kirsten will be supporting Project Ploughshares as a Research Assistant. Katie is our new Communications Assistant, and Vicky is taking on a brand new role as the Centre's first ever Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Assistant.

Read more stories about student experiences at the Centre.

Highlights

New incubator venture a local leader in housing equity
Logo for Union Sustainable Development Co-operative
The newest member of the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement's Epp Peace Incubator program, Union Sustainable Development Co-operative, is already actively combating Waterloo Region's housing problems, and supporting local non-profits.

Union Sustainable Development Cooperative helps community organizations raise investment capital from the purchase and maintenance of affordable housing units.

To learn more about the philosophy behind this start up, check out this feature on our website.
Nuclear weapons prohibited under international law
Street art sunflower saying "No Nukes"

The United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) reached an international milestone on Friday January 22nd, 2021. On this day, the possession and use of nuclear weaponry became illegal in over 51 ratifying states that endorse the treaty.

Peacebuilders around the world collaborated to make this a reality, many of them part of the Centre's community. Read (Putting) Bombs Away to learn more about the Centre for Peace Advancement's contributions to this achievement.

For more information on the Treaty, check out Project Ploughshares' Five Things to Know About the Nuclear Ban Treaty and join us this Friday, January 29th at 1:00 P.M. to discuss its Significance, Implications, and Next Steps.

Upcoming events

Nuclear ban treaty entry into force Q&A - Project Ploughshares

Drop in to learn more about the UN Treaty on the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Participants will discus its significance, implications, and possible next steps.

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."

Community innovation workshops - Tamarack Institute
Spring workshops from Tamarack explore community innovation - working as a group to come up with meaningful solutions to community-wide issues. Save the date to attend on March 11th or 13th, 2021.

Employment & engagement opportunities

Map the System registration deadline
Reminder that the registration deadline for Map the System at UWaterloo is February 7, 2021 at 11:59 P.M.

Concept $5K grant applications
Applications are now open for the Winter 2021 Concept $5K grant competition. Apply to fund your creative tech ideas before February 21 at 11:59 P.M.

Climate innovation stream
This semester Concept has teamed up with UWaterloo's Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) to offer additional grant funding to a student team focusing on climate solutions.  Apply before February 7 at 11:59 P.M.
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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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