Since 2014, The Grebel Peace Incubator has supported two dozen peace start-ups as they innovate solutions to address local and global community challenges. During the fall term, the Centre for Peace Advancement was overjoyed to welcome two new ventures: Green Care Farms Inc. and BeBlended.
Envisioning a world without nuclear weapons has been a goal of the United Nations since 1945. In its first Resolution, the newly created UN made a commitment to eliminate nuclear weapons. In the 76 years since, the world has seen tens of thousands of nuclear weapons take over security landscapes alongside promises of deterrence and mutually assured destruction. At the same time, peacebuilders and those concerned with the effects of nuclear weapons have worked tirelessly to limit the potential for nuclear war.
Earlier this fall, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)—the world’s largest technical professional organization—held their annual International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) in partnership with the Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT). The 2021 symposium was a four-day virtual affair, bringing together speakers from across the world under the theme of “Technological Stewardship and Responsible Innovation.”