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Celebrating Katie Gingerich as a voice of women for peace
On May 8th, 2021, Founder and Executive Director of The Ripple Effect Education, Katie Gingerich, was recognized as an outstanding representation of the incredible peace work of Canadian women by the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW). Gingerich received the 2021 Kim Phúc Award for Youth Peace Leadership for her work supporting youth through conflict resolution.
On May 7th, 2021, eight teams of students from across Canada competed in the Map the System Canadian Finals for the chance to present their research on a global stage. For their incredible presentation and systematic investigation of the precarious foreign labour conditions in Malaysian palm oil plantations, Leah Feor, Ewomazino Iyanu Oluwa Odhigbo and Muhammed Ahsanur Rahim will be representing the University of Waterloo as one of four Canadian teams at the Map the System Global Finals on June 11th, 2021.
Systems Week 2021 Register to participate in a wide variety of activities from June 7th to 11th, 2021. Hosted by the Skoll Foundation and Oxford's Saïd Business School, Systems Week programming strives to convene thinkers from around the world in collaboration to create lasting systemic change. See the agenda for more information, and don't forget to convert all posted times from BST to EST.
Map the System global finals Register for Systems Week 2021 to attend the Map the System global finals on June 11th, 2021 from 9:00 - 11:30 am (EST). Cheer on Canadian representatives from UWaterloo, Laurier, the University of Alberta, and the University of British Columbia as they compete against top teams from around the world in this final stage of the 2021 competition.
Employment & engagement opportunities
Participate in the Concept $5k Pitch Competition Spring 2021 applications are now open for Concept's $5k Pitch Competition, plus eligible teams that focus on health are eligible for an additional $5k on top of the original grant. Applications close on June 20th, 2021 at 12:00 pm (EST).
May's most popular tweet
Breaking news: @UWaterloo will be attending the global @mapthesystem finals as one of four teams from Canada. Congratulations Ewomazino, Ahsan and Leah for your outstanding @mapthesystemCAD presentation!
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