CPA November e-newsletter

November 2021

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Map the System 2022 is underway!

Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement will once again be facilitating the University of Waterloo's participation in Map the System, a research competition for universities from around the world organized by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University's Saïd Business School. The competition challenges students to confront a topic related to social and environmental change, and develop a thorough understanding of the system in which the topic exists.

Read Map the System 2022 is underway! to learn more about the history of the competition, University of Waterloo's success on the national and global stage, and how students can participate.

Highlights

Grebel Now Fall 2021

Catch up on life at Conrad Grebel University College in Grebel Now Fall 2021. This issue features stories on peace, sustainability, alumni success, and student experiences. Read a variety of stories in Grebel Now, including Mapping Systems, Advancing Sustainable Peace by the Centre for Peace Advancement.

Upcoming events

Forgiven/Forgotten
Grebel Peace Incubator graduate, Theatre of the Beat, is showing Forgiven/Forgotten at Princess Twin Cinemas in Waterloo on December 1-2, 2021. Forgiven/Forgotten follows the varying responses of a community that learns an ex-offender will be serving his parole in their midst. Tickets for the showing can be purchased online.

If Trauma Could Echo Project
If Trauma Could Echo is a community-based project that acknowledges and grieves the untold stories of trauma collected from students, staff, and faculty at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo. This project accompanies Yasmeen Nematt Alla's exhibit at the Grebel Gallery, Not Traumatic Enough for a Shock Blanket. This project will run until December 20, 2021.

Leading a Collective Impact Initiative

Tamarack Institute is hosting a virtual workshop series on January 18, 25 and February 1, 2022. This three-part virtual workshop is designed specifically to build the capacity of Collective Impact backbone staff and leaders. Participants will leave with a solid understanding of how to translate the theory of Collective Impact into practice and have access to tools and resources to create and lead successful Collective Impact efforts.

Employment & engagement opportunities

PeaceTech Peer Leader, Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement
PeaceTech Living-Learning Community (LLC) Peer Leaders are responsible for providing program leadership and student support for the PeaceTech LLC. The Peer Leaders are responsible for developing strong relationships with the community to ensure that students participate in and benefit fully from the initiatives of the Living Learning Community. Applications are due by December 6, 2021. For more information and how to apply, view the PeaceTech Peer Leader job description.

Technical Specialists, Mennonite Economic Development Associates
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) is currently hiring multiple Technical Specialists in the areas of Impact Investments and Market Systems. Applicants are invited to apply to join MEDA's dedicated and talented team in their mission to create business solutions to poverty. Applications are due by December 6, 2021. For more information and how to apply, view the job descriptions.

Circle of Friends Program Manager, MCCO
The Circle of Friends Program Manager provides leadership to Circle of Friends (CoF), a program that creates space for friendships to develop with women and men who are transitioning from situations of homelessness into stable housing and other community members. Circle of Friends is a program of Mennonite Central Committee Ontario (MCCO). Applications are due by December 8, 2021. For more information, view the job description

Board Members, Tamarack Institute
Tamarack Institute is seeking have three new Directors who will be appointed for a three-year term beginning at Tamarack's Annual General Meeting in April 2022. As a member of the Board, a director acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective direction of the organization. Expressions of interest are due by January 12, 2022. For more information, view the position description.

November's most popular tweet
 
Thank you @IEEESSIT for hosting 'More than Tech for Good: PeaceTech at Waterloo and Beyond' at #ISTAS21! Experts from @belunaria, @Conrad_Grebel, @DemineRobotics, @GrebelCPA and @ploughshares_ca shared their thoughts on all things PeaceTech.
 


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