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UWaterloo's entrepreneurial community has banded together to support student ventures through the Pandemic Challenge this Spring! The Challenge is intended to encourage and support students with ideas and solutions for the problems generated by COVID-19.
Registration closed last Friday and we have 69 teams registered, with over 130 students representing each year of student and every faculty.
Read more aboutthe Pandemic Challenge's unique response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Map the System team advances to Global Finals
University of Waterloo's Map the System team will be advancing to the Global Finals after competing at the Canadian Finals earlier this month. The team's project on transit-induced gentrification provided an in-depth look at the economic impact of the recently launched LRT system in Waterloo Region.
The Centre for Peace Advancement, Kindred Credit Union andThe Ripple Effect Education (TREE) celebrated the end of the 2019-2020 Peace Innovatorsprogram, which saw five students successfully launch four projects at the beginning of May. We received applications from 19 students for the upcoming year and we look forward to announcing the 2020-2021 cohort!
Katie Gingerich, Executive Director of TREE, expressed gratitude for the resilience of this past year's students and believes that the Peace Innovators program is "one step on their lifelong journeys as innovators and peacebuilders."
Michelle Jackett shared her reflections on the need for trauma-informed spaces in the latest edition of Grebel Now.
This article was originally written to coincide with the opening of a new Grebel Gallery exhibit; despite the disruptions to these plans,Michelle's article – and the overall theme of the exhibit – is all the more relevant in light of the pandemic.
Project Ploughshares catalyzes conversation
Project Ploughshares has continued to drive the conversation around global disarmament and peace amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
In partnership with the entrepreneurial community at UWaterloo, Concept is hosting the Pandemic Challenge and Workshops during Spring 2020. Designed to help students develop ideas that will help solve the problems generated by COVID-19, the Pandemic Challenge will culminate in the Pandemic Challenge Fund pitch competition in July 2020.
Every day, @UWaterloo shares photos of the "good buddies" that act as furry companions while we all work from home. We give to you: good buddies, Centre for Peace Advancement edition. pic.twitter.com/HL6dgQGq2l
— Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (@GrebelCPA)
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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