Centre for Peace Advancement July e-newsletter

JULY 2019

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How will you celebrate Peace Week 2019?

Every year on September 21, the world celebrates the International Day of Peace.

Since 2017, Conrad Grebel and the Centre for Peace Advancement have been coordinating Peace Week, a series of community events surrounding the International Day of Peace.

Join the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Bobcat Bartolo & the Liberation, Shalom Counselling Services and others in planning a Peace Week event to mark this important day!

Read about Peace Week 2019
or reach out to Amy Zavitz, alzavitz@uwaterloo.ca, to learn more.


Saying farewell to Suyeon Kang

Since 2016, the Centre for Peace Advancement has been privileged to welcome participants from Mennonite Central Committee's International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP). In August 2018, Suyeon Kang joined us from South Korea to serve as the Host in our Centre.

Earlier this month we said farewell to Suyeon as she traveled back to South Korea. Suyeon created a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere and we wish her well in her next steps!

Read more about Suyeon's experience here.

Calling the next generation of changemakers

Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), an international economic development organization, is calling next generation changemakers, social innovators, and entrepreneurs to participate in MEDA Convention 2019.

MEDA Convention 2019 features MEDAx, a series of young professional programs and a pitch competition with a chance to win up to $10,000 in start-up funding!

Stay tuned for updates on the participating Conrad Grebel team and click here to read about the 2018 team, SheCycle.


A student's journey through Waterloo's innovation ecosystem

The Centre for Peace Advancement has connected with many students through pitch competitions, academic courses, gallery exhibits, and now through our PeaceTech Living Learning Community.

Read this article to learn about Hannah Hill's journey through the University of Waterloo's innovation ecosystem, including her role as Incubator Fellow at the Centre for Peace Advancement.

Upcoming events

Peace Week 2019
Waterloo Region
September 16 - 22, 2019

Surrounding the International Day of Peace, from September 16 - 22, Conrad Grebel University College and the Centre for Peace Advancement invite you to host or attend a peace-related initiative or event. Visit our website to learn more about how you can get involved.

Catalyzing Collaboration
Conrad Grebel University College 
September 21, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, program at 3:00 PM

On September 21, we will celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement. We invite you to join us in remembering the impacts from the past five years, reconnecting with individuals and organizations that have collectively shaped our work, and re-imagining what it means to advance peace in Waterloo region beyond.

Employment & Engagement Opportunities

Workshop Facilitator - The Ripple Effect Education

The Ripple Effect Education (TREE) develops and facilitates skill-building programs to give youth the tools they need to resolve conflict in healthy and independent ways. Their programs run in classrooms with students in grades one- eight from October to April.

TREE is looking for dynamic individuals to fill the flexible part-time facilitator roles who:

  • are passionate about peacemaking and conflict resolution
  • love working with children ages 6 - 13
  • are confident public speakers
  • want to gain experience in peacebuilding and education fields
If you are interested in this position, please contact TREE Director, Katie Gingerich at  katie@therippleeffecteducation.ca
Quote of the month

 "Personal interaction was a powerful tool to broaden my view and break the stereotypes and bias I've had."
- Suyeon Kang, International Volunteer Exchange Program participant
Centre for Peace Advancement Website
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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