Over 90 students have had paid employment with participants in the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement. These placements not only build important skills and abilities, they provide invaluable pathways into high-impact positions. Placements with participants in our Centre can open doors by making the right connections with important networks, and help mentor students in their next steps – whether academically or professionally.
Success takes on many different meanings to alumni of the Epp Peace Incubator program. Some alumni are still working on their ventures, while others have taken their learnings to make a meaningful impact elsewhere. We caught up with Jessie Reesor Rempel of Pastors in Exile (PiE) and Elle Crevits of Food Not Waste to reflect on their time in the incubator program and learn about where they are now.
Stefan Hogg and Nicolas Werschler presenting their pitch "Food Insecurity in Northern Ontario."
On April 8, the University of Waterloo’s first ever Map the System campus final was held at Conrad Grebel University College. The culmination of a process that narrowed 46 applicants down to five finalists, an interdisciplinary team composed of Stefan Hogg (Peace and Conflict Studies) and Nicolas Werschler (Applied Health Sciences) was selected to represent Waterloo at the Canadian finals at Ryerson University in early May.
"If you think millennials and Gen-Z are just building businesses for the short-term gain, think again...Innovators are not just driving change in the region – but working towards cementing its positive effect in the long run, especially in developing and emerging markets."