A Living-Learning Community for creators, innovators, and collaborators

Do you seek opportunities to reflect on the impact of technology in our world? Are you yearning to apply your creativity to advance peace? PeaceTech may be for you!

The PeaceTech Living-Learning Community is a cluster of students from diverse faculties interested in exploring the intersection of technology and peace in society. The community is made of students who are residents or associates at Conrad Grebel University College. 

No tech or peace knowledge required - just passion and curiosity!

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Who's it for?

  • 1st to 5th year students from any faculty
  • both on and off campus students formally connected to Conrad Grebel​
  • curious students interested in learning about and exploring the intersection of technology and peace in society - both in and beyond their own program of study

Students in the PeaceTech LLC will be supported by:

  • Learning from and connecting with peers who offer a diversity of perspectives that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the PeaceTech LLC.
  • Enhancing in-class learning by organizing and participating in conversations, forums and events on technology, peace, social entrepreneurship, vocation/purpose in life, and more.
  • Mentoring relationships between students and participants in the Centre for Peace Advancement community.
  • Opportunities to connect with the University of Waterloo and Waterloo region’s vibrant innovation ecosystem in order to enhance knowledge and experience with PeaceTech related issues and organizations, including hackathons, pitch competitions, and incubator programs.
  • Opportunities to network with other leaders and mentors, including Grebel alumni.


Conrad Grebel Residents and Associates

Please apply here for Fall 2019 and Winter 2020.

Student not affilitated with Conrad Grebel

To be part of Grebel’s PeaceTech Living-Learning Community you must either apply to live at Conrad Grebel University College or apply to be an Off-Campus Associate.

To apply to live at Grebel:

Step 1) Apply online and indicate your interest in the PeaceTech Living Learning community in the application form.

Step 2) Participate in a group or skype interview

Please note that Grebel is not a part of the UWaterloo 1st year housing guarantee. Grebel has a separate application process and sends out residence offers before the deadline to submit the UW Housing ranking form. You are strongly encouraged to wait to hear back from Grebel before applying to other residence options.

Contact Michelle Jackett, Centre for Peace Advancement Coordinator, for more details.