CPA March e-newsletter

March 2021

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Peace Incubator participant receives national Changemaker award

After receiving an inaugural Report on Business Changemakers award from the Globe and Mail in February, staff at the Centre caught up with Cassie Myers about her entrepreneurial journey through the University of Waterloo's innovation ecosystem with Lunaria Solutions.

Hear more from Myers in this news item by the Centre, or see the St. Paul's GreenHouse feature on the award.

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The impact of COVID-19 on refugees
Returning Centre for Peace Advancement co-op student, Kirsten Mosey, is spending her third term with the Centre a little differently. This Winter, Mosey has been collaborating on research with Core Collaborator Project Ploughshares.

In March, the Centre is highlighting Mosey's analysis of how the COVID-19 pandemic "has made international action on refugee assistance even more urgent." Increase your awareness of the problems facing refugees and possible ways to help with this article by reading The impact of COVID-19 on refugees.
The Centre for Peace Advancement welcomes Emily Charron

As it approaches one month since Coordinator Emily Charron joined the Centre for Peace Advancement, Communications Assistant Katie Fry sat down with Charron to get to know her better.

With fun facts and deeper questions, read Welcoming Emily to learn more about the Centre's newest team member.

See People Profiles for more about our team.

Excitement grows for Map the System 2021
Map the System poster with world map background and abstract cubes in the foreground.

The Centre is gearing up for its third year hosting the Map the System pitch competition at the University of Waterloo. With 53 team entries this year, there are bound to be some mind-blowing ideas.

The winning team will go on to compete at the Canadian finals,  so register now to attend the virtual showcase and awards on April 15th!

Other upcoming events

Indigenous Speakers Series presents Logan MacDonald
The second installment of the University of Waterloo Arts and Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre's 2021 Indigenous Speaker Series airs on April 8th.  Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Art, Logan MacDonald will speak about belonging in contexts of cultural erasure and much more on April 8th.

Tamarack workshop on Cultivating Capacity for Transformation
There are still openings for Tamarack's Community Innovation 2021 webinar on cultivating community innovation. This April 13th workshop explores theories, tools and practices that will help you create real change in your community.

Employment & engagement opportunities

Peace Incubator participant, Lunaria is looking for a new Marketing and Development Manager. If you or someone you know has experience managing social media accounts, creating content, and building relationship, learn more about this employment opportunity.

Peace Innovators Scholarship and Mentoring Program
Applications for the 2021-2022 cohort of Peace Innovators participants will open from March 1st to April 30th. Students entering their final year of high school are eligible to receive support and scholarships, to address a problem in their communities they feel passionate about.

Invitation to participate: What does peace mean to you?
MCC wants to hear from you for an upcoming art piece! Share your thoughts and see how others feel about the meaning and significance of peace. Text, image, and video submissions are welcome.

Request for input: Finding Common Ground
The Kindred Credit Union is looking for your ideas about climate action and community food security. Read about two local farmers, then join the conversation by contacting Amy Zavitz, Kindred's Community Engagement Specialist.
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