The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement is a dynamic space on the University of Waterloo campus, home to peace-oriented innovators, and established organizations from the regions vibrant peacebuilding field. The common goal of advancing peace collaboratively and creatively is the lifeblood of the Centre for Peace Advancements unique working community. The Centre for Peace Advancement stands as a bridge between campus and community, academics and practice, and faith and justice.
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada is a leading hub for innovation on a national and global scale. The University of Waterloo has been consistently ranked as Canada's most innovative university by Maclean's university rankings. UWaterloo operates the world's largest co-operative education program, and now supports a wide array of student entrepreneurship opportunities. In addition to being the home of countless cutting-edge tech companies, our surrounding community has nurtured significant social innovations in areas such as restorative justice, poverty alleviation, and refugee resettlement.
As the end of 2023 looms, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement team is hard at work preparing for the 2024 edition of the Map the System competition. Jordan Li, a 4th year student at the University of Waterloo and active member of the Conrad Grebel University College community, is serving as this year’s Map the System Campus Lead, and is eager to share insights from her experience competing in the past.
On November 8, the Conrad Grebel University College community had the pleasure of welcoming artist Mary Kavanagh to speak about her exhibition, Trinity, Then and Now, to Grebel students, staff, and faculty at Community Supper.
Meet the Centre for Peace Advancement’s newest research fellows and learn about their impactful endeavours in the pursuit of peace.