In November of 2005, Shannon Moroney’s life changed drastically. A respected educator, proud homeowner, active volunteer and happy newlywed, her world was shattered when a police officer informed her that her then-husband Jason had confessed to the violent sexual assault and kidnapping of two women in her home. In the years to follow, Moroney processed her own victimization while discovering what it meant to be a partner to a person who had offended sexually.
How is it possible that an arms deal that is tainting the Canadian peacebuilding identity and has had twelve articles by Steven Chase on the cover of our national newspaper in the past year is relatively unknown by Canadian citizens?
In the theme of innovation in the Waterloo region we, at the MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement, are happy to announce that our Director, Paul Heidebrecht was featured in a local magazine this morning. Found in the Waterloo Region Record, Paul co-authored and collaborated with two other social innovators from the University of Waterloo community: Karla Boluk and Tania Del Matto.
Waterloo is a thriving hotbed of innovation. With tech start-ups emerging daily, there is much focus on business, technology, and entrepreneurship. Adding to this concentration of ideas and change, the MSCU Center for Peace Advancement (CPA) is joining Waterloo’s innovation ecosystem with the launch of the Frank and Helen Epp Peace Incubator.