Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Further investing in peace with Mitacs funding

Incubator with students

A foundational principle of the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement is that peace is everybody’s business. The Centre has drawn on many different fields and disciplines across the University of Waterloo to catalyze collaboration within the peacebuilding field, and has injected a new energy and interest in advancing peace throughout Waterloo’s innovation ecosystem.

Friday, November 15, 2019

UWaterloo teams navigate success at MEDAx

ERA with MEDA prize

Earlier this month, Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) hosted supporters from all across North America in Tucson, Arizona for their annual convention. MEDA’s work across the globe in sustainable development and international investment attracts a wide range of stakeholders interested in business solutions to poverty.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Katie Gingerich of TREE featured in Ashoka U Stories

Katie Gingerich headshot

Katie Gingerich, Founder and Executive Director of The Ripple Effect Education (TREE), shared a heartfelt reflection describing the key moments in her life where she stopped asking, “Who, me?” and began asking “Why not me?” Katie’s reflection was included as part

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Space Security: The Final Frontier

Cover of the Space Security Index, 2019 Edition

What is space security? To most of us, the concept of space itself is foreign, not to mention broader discussions of the security or governance of space. For Jessica West of Project Ploughshares, space security is anything but abstract. In fact, it is a crucial and urgent conversation for the fields of peacebuilding and international policy.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Reflections on Peace Week 2019

Helen Epp speaks with Nastaran from AccessMate

The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement would like to congratulate the Kitchener-Waterloo community on our most vibrant Peace Week yet!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Advancing peace through the arts

Artist Soheila Esfahani chats with Grebel Gallery guests

Since our first exhibit in 2014, the Grebel Gallery has been a place to craft, record, map, and perform the stories of peacemaking. It has been a space to inspire new ways of thinking, challenge harmful systems and norms, and catalyze conversations on questions of peace and justice.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Remembering, reconnecting, and re-imagining peacebuilding in Waterloo

Guests laugh together at celebration

Five years ago, Kindred Credit Union (formerly Mennonite Savings and Credit Union) Centre for Peace Advancement opened its doors. The grand opening coincided with the International Day of Peace, September 21st, foreshadowing the local and global role that the Centre for Peace Advancement would soon play.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Peace Week 2019 is here!

Peace Week 2019 Poster and Logo

Every year, on September 21, the world celebrates the International Day of Peace. Established by the United Nations in 1981, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to build a culture of peace. Inspired by this initiative, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement at Conrad Grebel University College invites students, staff, and faculty at the University of Waterloo to attend peace events from September 16 to 22.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

International Volunteer Exchange Program Participants: Where are they now?

International Volunteer Exchange Program Participants

Since 2016, the Centre for Peace Advancement has been privileged to welcome participants from Mennonite Central Committee's International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP). IVEP is a year-long volunteer work and cultural exchange for young adults. Since its establishment in 1950, IVEP has emphasized peacemaking and building understanding across cultures.

Monday, August 12, 2019

A day in the life of an Incubator Fellow

Hannah Hill boothing at start-up showcase

Written by Hannah Hill, former Incubator Fellow at the Centre for Peace Advancement