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?