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Since last Spring, the 2021-2022 cohort of Peace Innovators have been hard at work identifying challenges in their community, learning about the context surrounding these problems, and designing solutions to cultivate positive change. On a snowy Saturday in January, the high school students gathered virtually to participate in the first ever Peace Innovators Pitching Panel to request start-up funding for their projects. Read Peace Innovators Pitch for Start-up Funding to learn more about the panel and the projects.
Crisis in Ukraine
Over the last few days, the Centre for Peace Advancement community has watched the devastating conflict unfold in Ukraine. We are deeply saddened and disturbed by the loss of life we are witnessing and the disruption this will continue to cause to the well-being of all those affected.
Two of our Core Collaborators are closely monitoring the situation and finding ways to actively respond. Project Ploughshares has released a helpful statement on the Russian invasion and is hosting a forum on March 3, 2022. MCC is providing life-saving humanitarian relief in Ukraine.
Incubator Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Reesor Rempel
Pastors in Exile (PiE) was one of the Grebel Peace Incubator's first participants, bringing young adults together through candid conversations about peacebuilding and spirituality in modern contexts. Read the article to learn about how PiE's Co-Founder Reesor-Rempel has used her experience with PiE to guide her work as Grebel's Interim Chaplain.
Preparing your Submission: Map the System Workshop The Centre for Peace Advancement is hosting a Map the System workshop on March 15, 2022 aimed at preparing student researchers for their Map the System submission. Participants will learn more about identifying leverage points for change and how these levers can be used to address gaps in the current solutions landscape. To register, visit the event page.
World's Challenge Challenge The World's Challenge Challenge is an international pitch competition in which teams of two to four students pitch a solution to a global challenge. The competition is open to all students at the University of Waterloo and applications are due by March 2, 2022. To apply, fill out the application.
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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