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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Korean Art Exhibit Illustrates a New Era of Peace

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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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Christian Social Innovation

The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) sits at the intersection of a number of fields. Peacebuilding, social innovation, and art for social change all find a home in the work of the CPA and our participants. In pursuit of our mission – to advance expansive and innovative understandings and practices of peace locally and globally – we have dug into these intersection points to see what new possibilities might emerge.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Reflecting on “Nukes and the Nobel: A Conversation with Setsuko Thurlow”

Setsuko receives her honorary doctorate

In 2017, Hiroshima survivor and nuclear disarmament advocate, Setsuko Thurlow, received the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Yesterday afternoon, Thurlow received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Waterloo. Thurlow addressed an auditorium of Faculty of Arts graduates and their families, sharing her story and encouraging students to join ICAN’s cause, or to seek out a cause of their own.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Why 'Silicon Valley North' must build peace

This morning, the Waterloo Region Record published an op ed written by CPA Director Paul Heidebrecht about the need for, and value of, peace as a defining principle of this Region's growing vision of producing 'tech for good'.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Nuclear Disarmament Advocate Honoured at Waterloo Convocation

Setsuko Thurlow giving the acceptance speech at the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony

Conrad Grebel University College is pleased to have nominated Setsuko Thurlow for an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree (LLD) from the University of Waterloo for her outstanding contribution to society as an advocate for peace and nuclear disarmament.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Peace through Artistic Expression: Peace and Conflict Studies Bridges Academia and Art

an exhibit in the Grebel Gallery

Last week, the University of Waterloo hosted its 10th annual Teaching and Learning Conference. Each year, the conference brings together instructors from a variety of faculties and departments to share research and teaching strategies through interactive workshops and panel discussions.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Centre for Peace Advancement participants recognized in 2018-19 Global Impact Report

university of waterloo global impact report

As an institution that leads in research and innovation, the University of Waterloo is known globally for the strides its students, staff, faculty, and alumni are taking to create worldwide impact.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Building a Global Perspective

Current CPA IVEP participant Lorenzo Fellycyano presenting in front of a Mennonite Congregation