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.

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?

Thursday, September 13, 2018

South Korean Art Curator to Speak About His Exhibit on Peace in Korea

Peace is not an absence of war, but the living process of freely interacting with others across borders seeking to understand their values and perspective, while striving for justice and truth.

Art has unique potential to advance peace in transformative ways. In this spirit, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement invites the public to engage with an exhibit of hope and reconciliation on September 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Landmine Boys change name to Demine Robotics

Co-founder talking with Cambodian man

From a student design project to solving global issues, the Landmine Boys are changing their name to Demine Robotics. As Richard Yim and co-founder Christian Lee expand their social venture, they continue to work to achieve their mission to create a future without landmines.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

World Refugee Day an occasion to celebrate Waterloo region's dynamic innovation ecosystem

As many are aware, World Refugee Day took place this past Tuesday, June 20. On Wednesday, CPA Director, Paul Heidebrecht, wrote a letter to the editor of the Waterloo Region Record reflecting on

the demonstrated potential of this region to innovate solutions to the refugee crisis. Perhaps most significantly, he called readers to continue our innovative legacy, noting the desperate need for more breakthroughs, considering the complexity and scale of the problem.