Headshot of Paul Heidebrecht, Director of the Centre for Peace Advancement

Paul Heidebrecht


Paul Heidebrecht is the inaugural director of the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement, and an adjunct assistant professor who teaches courses in Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College.

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Michelle Jackett


Michelle joined the Centre for Peace Advancement as Coordinator shortly after its launch in 2014. She has a graduate degree in Conflict Transformation, specializing in restorative justice, from Eastern Mennonite University. Michelle's BA is in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Waterloo.

Kirsten Mosey

Kirsten Mosey

Communications Assistant

Kirsten Mosey joins the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement team as the Fall 2019 Communications Assistant. Currently pursuing a degree in Political Science, Kirsten is looking forward to her term  and learning more about the opportunities available at the University of Waterloo for peace-related innovations!

Becca Cheskes

Becca Cheskes

Incubator Fellow

Becca Cheskes is joining the Centre for Peace Advancement this fall as an Epp Peace Incubator Fellow. She has an undergraduate degree in International Development from the University of Guelph, and is currently completing her final semester in the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies program at Conrad Grebel.

Anna Keupfer

Anna Kuepfer

Incubator Fellow

Anna Kuepfer is one of two Incubator Fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year. She is currently in her final year of Health Studies, and is co-founder of SheCycle.

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