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Interdisciplinary research competition begins at Waterloo
For the fourth year in a row, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement is hosting the Map the System competition at the University of Waterloo. As students and faculty across campus begin their systems thinking journeys, buzz about this year's competition is growing. Read Interdisciplinary research competition begins at Waterloo to learn more about how Map the System brings together researchers from around the world.
Using data to advance diversity, equity and inclusion
Cassie Myers, founder and CEO of Lunaria, was recently featured by the University of Waterloo for her work in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) space. Read more about Cassie's entrepreneurial journey in, Using data to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.
Leadership transitions at Tamarack Institute
Tamarack Institute is marking a significant transition within their leadership team:
Paul Born, Tamarack's co-founder and co-CEO is retiring. Paul's colleagues have shared his words of wisdom and stories of his impact in, A Guide to Celebrate Paul Born.
Leadership transitions at The Ripple Effect Education
In December 2021, The Ripple Effect Education (TREE) announced that founder and Executive Director Katie Gingerich will be stepping down in Spring 2022. Read the announcement and note the exciting leadership opportunity below.
In a note to her community, Katie shared "When we began initial research and design in 2015, I could not have dreamed how TREE would take shape. I am proud of the community we have formed and the ways we have supported young people in building skills to transform conflict and seek justice over the past six years."
Demine Robotics winds down operations
After over four years of hard work and significant progress in Cambodia, Demine Robotics has made the difficult decision to wind down operations.
In an statement to their community, Demine Robotics CTO Jared Baribeau shared, "Solving big problems faced by humanity requires many people trying many things -- and trying things that don't work is a key contribution to finding the things that do. Now we've got more expertise on how to find those things." Watch for follow-up news items on what's next for Demine's founders.
The Power of Partnership with Malcolm Gladwell Join MCC for an evening with Malcolm Gladwell on February 24, 2022. The evening is themed around The Power of Partnership, which describes the essence of MCC's approach to relief, development and peace. Tickets can be purchased for in-person or virtual attendance. For more information, view MCC's event page.
Employment & engagement opportunities
Map the System 2022 Registration Map the System is a research competition that asks students to select a social or environmental issue and to explore, probe, and research all the connecting elements and factors around it. Registration closes on January 31, 2022. For more information about the competition and to register, visit the Map the System website.
MCC Peace & Justice Student Seminar From February 22 - 24, 2022 Canadian university/college students can join MCC staff, parliamentarians, and civil society actors to learn about Canada's public discourse and political landscape relating to climate change. Applications to attend this hybrid seminar at the Kitchener MCC office are due by January 31, 2022. For more information, view MCC's event page.
Executive Director of The Ripple Effect Education The Ripple Effect Education (TREE) develops and facilitates vibrant skill-based programs and workshops to give youth the tools they need to transform conflict and seek justice in their classrooms, families and communities. TREE is seeking a passionate and entrepreneurial leader, educator and peace practitioner to join their team as Executive Director. Applications to apply are due by February 17, 2022. For more information, view the Executive Director job description.
Students at @UWaterloo: If your resolution for 2022 is to more deeply understand a challenge in your community, @mapthesystem is the research competition for you! Register to join us on January 18 for a virtual information session.
— 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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