CPA November e-newsletter


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Communitech spotlights Centre's PeaceTech endeavors
Communitech photo: Anthony Reinhart
In light of Remembrance Day, local innovation hub Communitech saw it fit to reflect on the notion of "tech for good" and the enormous potential for technology to  encourage peace. The Centre for Peace Advancement is found at this very intersectioninnovation, entrepreneurship, and peacebuildingand plays a key role in Waterloo Region through its PeaceTech endeavors.
The Centre for Peace Advancement and Director Paul Heidebrecht were featured in a news item by Communitech News this month: "Waterloo Region could lead the world in 'peacetech'".


Using Circle process to build community
In the spirit of Peace Week 2020's theme "Shaping Peace Together", Centre staff, participants, and partners have been relflecting together on their peacebuilding journeys in a series of Circle conversations.

The Centre has been releasing sections of these conversations in a series of short, documentary-style videos. Watch the second episode and the concluding third episode of this inspiring series.
Engaging professors in systems thinking across disciplines
The Centre for Peace Advancement, alongside six passionate Waterloo faculty members, are championing systems thinking on campus. These faculty members have decided to embed the Map the System framework into one of their Winter 2021 courses, providing numerous pathways for students to receive academic credit for participating in the competition.

Learn more about the courses integrating Map the System.
Highlighting Grebel Gallery artists

Sara Matthews is an artist and academic at Wilfrid Laurier University, whose projects explore the relationship between war and visual culture.

Each month, the Centre is highlighting an artist whose work has been displayed at the Grebel Gallery. The Centre showcased Sara Matthews in November.

Upcoming Events

Ottawa Office Virtual Seminar for Students - Mennonite Central Committee

Students interested in peace and justice issues, Canadian aid policy, and faith-based advocacy are invited to attend MCC Ottawa's virtual seminar,  taking place February 16-18, 2021. The theme for this year's seminar is "From the Ground Up: Reshaping Canadian International Aid Policy."

For more details, pricing, and information on how to register, visit the event website.

#12Days4Good - Centre for Peace Advancement,  Kindred Credit Union

The Centre for Peace Advancement is one of twelve organizations participating in Kindred Credit Union's annual #12Days4Good campaign, starting off the initiative on December 7. Keep on the lookout for the Centre's contribution: a Peacebuilders' Inspiration Toolkit! More details to come.

Employment & Engagement Opportunities

Winter 2021 Courses - Centre for Peace Advancement

Centre participants and staff believe in the value of peace education, teaching meaningful, relevant courses at the University of Waterloo.

Visit our Student Engagement webpage to learn more about the Winter 2021 courses being taught by Centre staff, participants, and research fellows. Add/drop period begins today, November 30, and ends on January 22.
TREE Merchandise - The Ripple Effect Education
TREE is selling branded t-shirts and masks online, availble for a limited time. Purchases will help fund its classroom programs for children in kindergarten to grade 8.

December 1 is the final day to shop at TREE's online merch store.
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