Tuesday, July 9, 2019

"Whatever you expect, you will experience beyond your imagination"

CPA 2019 Fall

This reflection was written by Suyeon Kang, International Volunteer Exchange Program Participant from South Korea 2018-2019.

“Whatever you expect, you will experience beyond your imagination.”

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Is innovation inclusive?


Is innovation inclusive? Cassie Myers would say Ontario still has work to do.

Cassie is the founder of SheLeads, a startup which helps organizations measure diversity and inclusion progress and a participant in the Epp Peace Incubator.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Ripple Effect Education deepens its roots as it spreads its branches

TREE and students

The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement is excited to announce that The Ripple Effect Education (TREE) has officially incorporated as a non-profit, and will be transitioning from the

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Inspiring and equipping changemakers

Over 90 students have had paid employment with participants in the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement. These placements not only build important skills and abilities, they provide invaluable pathways into high-impact positions. Placements with participants in our Centre can open doors by making the right connections with important networks, and help mentor students in their next steps – whether academically or professionally.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The X Page: A Storytelling Workshop

X Page

This past weekend, 250 people had the opportunity to hear stories of isolation and belonging, fear and love, loss and new beginnings.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Epp Peace Incubator alumni: where are they now?

Success takes on many different meanings to alumni of the Epp Peace Incubator program. Some alumni are still working on their ventures, while others have taken their learnings to make a meaningful impact elsewhere. We caught up with Jessie Reesor Rempel of Pastors in Exile (PiE) and Elle Crevits of Food Not Waste to reflect on their time in the incubator program and learn about where they are now.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Students explore the implications of artificial intelligence

Mimi Onuoha, Diane Reynolds, Branka Marijan, and David Jones during roundtable discussion "Why Artificial Intelligence Matters"

Mimi Onuoha, Diane Reynolds, Branka Marijan, and David Jones during the roundtable discussion "Why Artificial Intelligence Matters."

On April 4, Branka Marijan of Project Ploughshares and two upcoming PeaceTech Living Learning Community Peer Leaders took part in the University of Waterloo’s 2019 Artificial Intelligence Summit.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Be a peace innovator

Peace innovator alumna Olivia

Calling all students entering their final year of high school!

We’re looking for our next cohort of peace innovators who are ready to tackle a problem that they are passionate about in their community. Could this be you or someone you know?

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Waterloo students take up Oxford’s “Map the System” challenge

Map the System Waterloo winners Stephan Hogg and Nicolas Werschler present their pitch "Food Insecurity in Northern Ontario"

Stefan Hogg and Nicolas Werschler presenting their pitch "Food Insecurity in Northern Ontario."

On April 8, the University of Waterloo’s first ever Map the System campus final was held at Conrad Grebel University College. The culmination of a process that narrowed 46 applicants down to five finalists, an interdisciplinary team composed of Stefan Hogg (Peace and Conflict Studies) and Nicolas Werschler (Applied Health Sciences) was selected to represent Waterloo at the Canadian finals at Ryerson University in early May.