October 2019

This blog shares news, ideas, and stories about PeaceTech, an initiative of the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement.

Who is interested in responsible innovation and technology?

Mark Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill

The short answer to this questions is: Lots of people! One of the points of this blog is to highlight various news items and events that demonstrate the growing interest in reflecting critically on technology, and in applying technology to peacebuilding.

Individuals can make a difference

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali

I spend a lot of time thinking about the role that institutions and systems play in the development and impact of technology, and the ways that our technologies come to shape these institutions and systems, not to mention our norms, cultures, and the way we think. At the same time, I also believe that individuals can make a difference through the choices we make and the ways we participate in our institutions and systems. I’ve had several reminders of this in recent weeks!

Technology is all over

Women Talk Tech Logo

It is striking to see how widespread critical reflections on technology have become.

Our innovation ecosystem is buzzing!

Poster for Hult Prize Kickoff at UWaterloo

Looking for extra-curricular opportunities for students to create tech for good at Waterloo? Join the launch celebration for Concept on Thursday, October 10 from 1:00-3:00 PM in the Student Life Centre.