PACS Biweekly Newsletter - Sept. 11th

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
 PACS Biweekly Newsletter Sept.11, 2019
In this newsletter, you will find...

Featured at Grebel:
Upcoming Events:
Job and Volunteer Opportunities:
Campus Wellness:

Disclaimer: Events and opportunities above are not all endorsed by the PACS department; this bulletin includes opportunities that we think PACS students may be interested in but are not sponsored by PACS. Please use your own discretion to determine if an opportunity is right for you.

Featured at Grebel

Career Paths in Peacebuilding

When: September 18, 2019

Time: 7-8:30pm

Where: Conrad Grebel University College

Cost: Free

Love PACS but overwhelmed with all the different possible career paths? Or maybe not sure how to turn your PACS degree into a career? As part of Peace Week 2019, the PACS department is hosting a panel and Q&A on pursing a career in peace and conflict. Four panelists with diverse expertise will talk about the
experiences in their field and answer your questions!

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Upcoming Events

UWag Presents: Skawennati From Skyworld to Cyberspace

Running: September 12- October 26, 2019
Opening Reception: September 12, 5-8pm in ECH 1239
Artist Presentation: September 13, 12-1pm in ECH 1219

In From Skyworld to Cyberspace, artist Skawennati (Mohawk, turtle clan) traces a line from our place of origin somewhere in the heavens to the virtual realm, one of the newest territories on Earth. Investigating concepts of time and self, Skawennati engages various mechanisms of gaming and play, interweaving traditional Mohawk stories and ritual objects with new technologies and processes through representations of avatars, most notably her online persona, which she has maintained for over a decade in the virtual world, Second Life. From Skyworld to Cyberspace is a result of Skawennati’s continuing investigation of cultural construction, contemporary Indigenous self-representation in cyberspace, and of our relationships with the digital world.
EDGE Information Session

When: September 13, 2019 3:00- 4:00pm
Where: DC Fishbowl
Cost: Free
EDGE, UWaterloo's experiential education certificate program is hosting an information session for any interested students. There will be EDGE ambassadors there to talk about the EDGE milestones, and their experiences.

Peace Week 2019

When: September 16-22, 2019
Peace Week is an initiative that begun at Conrad Grebel University College which includes a series of community events surrounding the International Day of Peace. Examples of these amazing events include Training Active Bystanders, Yoga, speakers and more!. For more information on the various available events please read more below!
UW UNICEF's 1st Annual Charity Gala: United For Peace

When: September 20, 2019 at 6:30pm
Where: FEDS Hall (200 University Ave. W)
Cost: $25.00
UW UNICEF is hosting their 1st Annual Charity Gala to help raise funds for UNICEF Canada, to spread awareness and educate guests on fostering peace within our communities. Appetizers, a sit down dinner, information booths, performances, dancing, and some amazing speakers are all included in your ticket.

Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement: Catalyzing Collaboration 5th Anniversary Celebration

When: Saturday, September 21 2:00- 4:00pm
Where: Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo
Cost: Free
You are invited to join in celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement with refreshments inspired by the many countries the Centre has been connected with. This will be a time to remember the impacts from the past five years, reconnect with individuals and organizations that have collectively shaped our work, and re-imagine what it means to advance peace in the Waterloo Region and beyond.

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How to Establish a Just Society

When: September 22, 2019 at 12:30- 5:45pm
Where: Humanities Theater, University to Waterloo
Cost: Free

The World Religions Conference (WRC) is a multi-faith event which brings together well known scholars from the world's major religions to speak on a common topic.This year's theme is "How to Establish a Just Society".
HeForShe Writing Contest

Submission deadline: October 1, 2019

A heads up, submissions for the the fourth and FINAL year of the HeForShe writing contest are due October 1, 2019. This year writing will be based around the idea of legacy as it relates to intersectional gender equity. The top submission in each category (poetry, creative non-fiction, and fiction) will be awarded a $500 prize. Selected submissions will be included in the University of Waterloo Anthology on gender equity.

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Job and Volunteer Opportunities

Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support's Ride for Refugee
When: October 5, 2019 8:00am-1:00pm
The Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support (MCRS) will be participating in the Ride for Refugee a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraising event for displaced persons.
The MCRS is a not-for-profit organization that helps people from over 40 countries who are seeking refuge. MCRS assists them with the refugee claim process, connecting them with the community for legal and settlement needs, and advocates for a just outcome, making sure their voices are heard.
Job and Volunteer Opportunities on Campus

Looking to work during the Fall 2019 term? Or just looking to volunteer? The University of Waterloo has many job and volunteer opportunities for varying student interests! Full listings can be found in the "Jobs" tab on LEADS.

Campus Wellness

Coping Skills Seminars

When: Many dates and times throughout the term
These are designed to help you challenge your thinking, hone your skills, and provide you with resources to cope with life's challenges. Topics include: cultivating resilience, challenging thinking, managing emotions, and changing behaviour.
Alleviating Anxiety

When: Starting September 25, 2019

Campus Wellness also offers a seminar on alleviating anxiety, which will help you learn strategies to manage stress and anxiety. A CBT and mindfulness-based seminar, it is designed to help you better understand your anxiety, its causes, and the factors that maintain it.

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.

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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.

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