Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Peer Leaders announced for PeaceTech Living Learning Community

Peer Leaders Jonathan Smith, Hannah Bernstein, and Hannah Kaethler in the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement

Peer Leaders Jonathan Smith, Hannah Bernstein, and Hannah Brubacher Kaethler

Thursday, March 7, 2019

SheCycle: Take two

Abby Loewen, Anna Kuepfer and Leah Wouda hold first place prize of $3000 dollar cheque

Persistence is a necessary element of innovation. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

“Peace has to start with someone”: Reflections from the MCC Ottawa Office Student Seminar

MCC Ottawa Student Seminar poster. Red background, "People on the move: Human Rights and Global Migration" written in black ink

From February 14 – 16, the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Ottawa Office hosted its annual Student Seminar. College and university students from across Canada gathered in Ottawa to learn about this year’s topic “People on the move: Human rights and global migration.”

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Conflict on the StartUp Team joins the Epp Peace Incubator

Conflict on the StartUp Team Logo

The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement welcomed Conflict on the Startup Team (CoST) to the Epp Peace Incubator this month.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Grebel students win award at CBC Radio Canada hackathon

Team accepting the Digital Products award

From February 1 to 3, a team of students from Conrad Grebel University College participated in CBC/Radio-Canada’s Hackathon 2019. The hackathon focused on creating prototypes that would increase Canadians’ engagement with CBC/Radio-Canada’s digital platforms.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Equipping social entrepreneurs for success: Marlena Books’ journey through the University of Waterloo’s innovation ecosystem

Rachel Thompson, founder of Marlena Books, reading with her grandmother

The Epp Peace Incubator program at the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement defines success broadly, with participants working in a variety of ways to make a positive impact. Marlena Books joined this program in January, 2016, and now, 3 years later, is generating ongoing revenue through book sales and their recently launched App.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Building robots with a humanitarian mission

Richard Yim and Demine Robotics team with robot prototype

Last week, the University of Waterloo released a feature highlighting Richard Yim of Demine Robotics. The Demine Robotics team have created a demining excavation machine to free the world of landmines.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Following the path of peace: Suyeon’s experience with the International Volunteer Exchange Program


For the past three years, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) has been connecting with aspiring peacebuilders around the world through the Mennonite Central Committee’s (MCC) International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP).

Monday, January 7, 2019

Map the System: thinking differently about social and environmental change

Fall in love with the problem, not the solution

Want to explore a social or environmental issue that matters to you? Do you want to connect with other socially conscious students, researchers and practitioners at the University of Waterloo and beyond?

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Keeping killer robots fictional

Project Ploughshares staff poses with photo campaign poster

Through the #12days4good campaign, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) is advancing peace with local organizations by giving back to the community during the holiday season.