PACS Biweekly Newsletter - Jan. 7, 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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Welcome to the Winter 2020 Semester

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PACS Winter Kickoff Event

When: January 16, 4-5pm
Where: CGR, Community Education Room

Dear PACS faculty and students, 

You are
cordially invited to the PACS Winter 2020 Kickoff Event!
Before the assignments begin, come hangout with your fellow PACS members while enjoying FREE Cookies and Coffee.
This is your opportunity to meet with professors outside the classroom, meet other students in your program, and talk to other people about your interests!

We can't wait to see you there!
Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship Conference 2020

When: February 7 -9, 2020
Where: 1200 Park Rd. Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States of America

ICPF 2020 is being hosted by Eastern Mennonite University and is a student-led peace and justice conference for Peace colleges in the U.S. and Canada.
The 2020 Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship Conference theme is "Nothing About Us Without Us," encouraging participants to investigate whose voices are heard and whose are missing across a range of peace and justice issues.
When working for justice and peace, we want to talk about both the “what” of justice and peacebuilding as well as the “how,” asking questions like: who belongs? who’s in and who’s out?
If you are interested in attending, talk to PACS advisor Rachel about potential funding to support your attendance.

Click here for the event page (Facebook) and click here for the registration form.


Free Shoetag Classes for UWaterloo Students

When: January 6-11

Welcome back to school Warriors! To kick off Winter 2020, Warrior Athletics is offering a FREE week of Shoetag fitness classes.

Click here to see the schedule.

WUSA Welcome Week

When: January 13-17
Your student association is excited to welcome all new and returning students to campus this January with a week of fun events to kick off the school year! A chance to relax and have fun with friends, plus free food and giveaways, is what Welcome Week is all about.
Check out the schedule of events here and be sure to follow WUSA on social media for all our Welcome Week updates!
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA): Beers and Business Networking Event

When: January 16, 7:30pm
Where: Abe Erb's Kitchener location in the Tannery building

Are you a young professional working or studying in the field of development or business? This event is for you! Come join MEDA to network with like-minded individuals in the local community and learn about MEDA, a Waterloo organization committed to creating business solutions to poverty. Free appetizers will be provided, drinks are on your own. 

Click here for more information.

Jobs and Opportunities

Call for Proposals: CONAPP 2020

Submissions EXTENDED: January 15, 2020
CONAPP date: June 2020
Gettysburg is famous for the United States’ Civil War. Instead of letting violence have the last word, we will gather at this site to discuss peace and justice, and dare to imagine radical alternatives!

The Consortium of North American Peace Programs (CONAPP) invites proposals for the first undergraduate student-centered, peace and justice conference at Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania, USA), June 8 – 11, 2020. Masters and doctoral students, professors, and community members may attend, learn and dialogue, but presenters will only be undergraduates from Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

Click here to learn about the themes and proposal format
MCC Ottawa Office Student Seminar: Non-Violence for Social Change - Active Peace Building

When: February 20-22, 2020
Where: 1905- 1130 Albert St., Ottawa, ON K1P5G4
Registration Deadline: January 18, 2020
Cost: $100 - Subsidies may be available through MMC provincial offices

MCC Ottawa Office Student Seminar, February 20-22, 2020** for Canadian university and college students.

  • Explore active citizenship and advocacy as a component of peacebuilding
  • learn about MCC and faith-based advocacy
  • learn about creating change even in divisive and difficult circumstances
  • hear from Parliamentarians and civil society advocates
  • dialogue with students from across Canada
  • enjoy Ottawa's famous Winterlude festival

** The seminar will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 20 and conclude on Saturday, February 22 at noon. 

Click here to read more.

Volunteers Needed for CISV: Children's International Summer Villages

When: Summer 2020 
Where: Various National and International Destinations Available
Applications Due: ASAP interviews are conducting in January and February
CISV is recruiting leaders (ages 21+) for their Village, Interchange, and Step up programs. Leaders are  trained by their National Training Program, as well as a local leadership trainer. Prior to traveling, the leaders meet with their traveling delegates every Wednesday from April 1 - June 10th7-9pm at JF Carmichael School, Kitchener.  In September leaders attend a Welcome Back party with the delegates and present to our community about their experience.
Click here to visit the CISV website and learn more about the different programs offered.
Map the System 2020

Registration Deadline: February 5, 2020
The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement at Conrad Grebel University College is pleased to be facilitating UWaterloo's participation in the global Map the System challenge. Organized by Oxford University's Skoll Centre for Sociall Entrepreneurship, Map the System is a systems thinking competition that challenges students to deepen their understanding of complex social and enviromental problems.
PACS 398 credit available for Map the System Projects.
Click here for more information.

Notes and Additional Resources

Counselling Services

Counselling Services strives to help you lead a healthy and balanced life. They provide a secure, supportive, and inclusive environment for all students. Counselling Services provides individual appointments, seminars and workshops, peer support, and online help for those in need of support and guidance.

Click here to be directed to their home page.

Online Workshops and Seminars

Can't make it to the in-person sessions? Campus Wellness also offers online workshops and seminars! These include the coping skills seminars, relaxation exercises, stress management, and tips for sleeping well

Click here to be directed to their home page.