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.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Richard Yim of Demine Robotics among Forbes' Top 30 Under 30 Asia

Richard Yim

"If you think millennials and Gen-Z are just building businesses for the short-term gain, think again...Innovators are not just driving change in the region – but working towards cementing its positive effect in the long run, especially in developing and emerging markets."

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Leading theory to action

The Learning Wall - attendees placed sticky notes with what they learned from the workshop on a wall together

Participants placed sticky notes with what they learned from the workshop on the Tamarack Learning Wall 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Uniting peacebuilding and social innovation

Paul and other panelists speaking at the Ashoka U Exchange

Dr. Andrew Blum, Dr. Paul Heidebrecht, Dr. Amit Kakkad, Karen Henken, and Dr. Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick speaking on a panel at the Ashoka U Exchange 

The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement is at the forefront of efforts to unite peace and social innovation, and Director Paul Heidebrecht had the opportunity to speak about this movement in a panel presentation at the 2019 Ashoka U Exchange in San Diego, California.

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

Conrad Grebel University College is excited to be launching its new PeaceTech Living Learning Community in the Fall of 2019. Open to Grebel students in any academic program and in any year of their undergraduate degree, this community will explore the intersection of peacebuilding and technology—critically reflecting on the social impact of technology, and fostering the creation of “tech for good.”

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.”