Monday, April 26, 2021

Advancing peace takes many hands

Photo of the front desk at the Centre for Peace Advancement surrounded by hands in various skin tones holding different flowers.

Did you know that none of the Centre’s initiatives would be possible without support from our community? Donations are a key source of income for the Centre, which never would have existed if not for the generosity and ongoing support of the Kindred Credit Union and Conrad Grebel University College. Consider how you could make a difference by donating to the Centre for Peace Advancement.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Map the System brings Waterloo students around the world

Three plaques depicting this year's winning teams with golden ribbons. The background shows the earth at night from space.

Many of Map the System’s 2021 competitors are participating from their homes this year, however that did not prevent the University of Waterloo’s campus finalists from tackling systemic issues on local, national, and global scales. Over 200 students applied to participate this year through the University of Waterloo, representing nearly one fifth of Canadian registrations! On Thursday, April 15th, UWaterloo’s top six teams competed for the chance to move on to the Canadian finals. For their research on foreign labour conditions in Malaysian palm oil plantations, Muhammed Ahsanur Rahim, Ewomazino IyanuOluwa Odhigbo and Leah Feor received first prize and the opportunity to progress in the competition.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Raising the volume on Unmute

Unmute fan art depicting various scenes from the play from the audience perspective.

Sunday, April 11th marked the end of the season for Theatre of the Beat cast members and their latest production, Unmute. After 26 performances for audiences across Canada, sparking critical reflection and discussions about domestic violence and the role played by bystanders, Theatre of the Beat co-founder Kimberlee Walker is thrilled to announce that this is only the beginning for Unmute.

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