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

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

One student’s journey through Waterloo's innovation ecosystem

Hannah Hill boothing at start-up showcase

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

When I was in high school, I always saw university as the next step for me. I was interested in both business and environmental studies and wanted to combine these disciplines with a co-op program. I knew the University of Waterloo was known as the “entrepreneurship school” and had tons of resources available for students who have an idea and want to put wheels to it.

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.