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

Paul Heidebrecht

Director

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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Emily Charron

Coordinator

Emily Charron joins the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement as the Interim Coordinator during Michelle Jackett's maternity leave. Emily will be bringing her energy and passion to the Centre starting on March 1st, 2021.

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Thomas Fraser

Map the System Campus Lead

Thomas is the Centre's first Map the System Campus Lead, helping to coordinate the University of Waterloo 2021 competition. An international student from Johannesburg, South Africa, Thomas is currently enrolled in the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) program at Conrad Grebel University College.

Katie Fry

Katie Fry

Communications Assistant

Katie Fry is joining the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement as Communications Assistant for Winter and Spring 2021 after working with the University of Waterloo for her previous co-op semesters. As part of her Arts and Business degree, Katie is pursuing a major in Psychology and minor in Visual Culture.

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Michelle Jackett (on leave)

Coordinator

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.

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