PACS Biweekly Newsletter- Sept. 25

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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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.

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PACS Experiential Learning Opportunities Information Session

When: October 7 at 1:00pm
Where: CGR 1300

Whether you have been thinking about adding experiential learning to your PACS degree, are interested in learning about the different opportunities, or are simply wondering "what is experiential learning?" then this session is for you! PACS advisor Rachel Reist will be hosting an information session on all things experiential learning! She will be covering the EDGE program, PACS 390, PACS 391, PACS 395, and study abroad including past students stories and how to apply!
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Film Screenings with Discussion and Q&A: The Mush Hole with R.G. Miller and The Mush Hole: A Shared History

When: September 26 at 7:00pm
Where: Alumni Hall, St. Paul's University (190 Westmount Rd N.)
Cost: Free
Unflinching and first-hand accounts of the lasting legacy of the residential school system and pathways for reconciliation. The evening will begin with a screening of the short film The Mush Hole with R.G. Miller, followed by the feature length documentary The Mush Hole: A Shared History. Following the films, Vivian Timmins will lead a panel discussion and Q&A. 
Global Climate Strike

When: September 27th at 10am
Where: UWaterloo Arts Quad (outside Dana Porter Library)

To participate in the Global Climate Strike, the UWaterloo community will meet in the Arts Quad and then proceed to Waterloo Town Square, meeting up with the Laurier community along the way.

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Spiritual Heritage Education Network's Team Annual Reflective Conference

When: September 28, at 8am - September 19 at 5:30pm
Where: Renison University College, University of Waterloo
Student Ticket Price: $49.00

The conference will work to interactively develop the achievable objectives, learn practices to cultivate unity in diversity, discuss social pros and cons, and issues related with the development of public policy, political will and curricula.
St. Paul's 16th Annual Pow Wow

When: September 28, 12-5pm
Where: Waterloo Park (near the band shell)
Cost: Free
St. Paul's college is hosting their 16th Annual Pow Wow. A Pow Wow is a coming together of the first peoples to celebrate and honour traditional teachings. Everyone is invited to join in and enjoy traditional drum groups, dancers, craft vendors, and exhibits!

Reconciliation Book Club

When: October 9, 2019 at 7pm
Where: Words Worth Books in Uptown Waterloo

The Gender and Social Justice Program is partnering with local bookstore, Words Worth Books to host a monthly meet-up of Professor Pam Palmater's Reconciliation book club. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 9 and will be discussing The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline.

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MEDA Women Empowering Women

When: October 3rd at 7:00pm- 8:30pm
Where: 50 Kent Ave., Kitchener, ON
Cost: By Donation

The Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) is hosting a Women Empowering Women event. This is will include; learning about the issues facing women in developing countries, learning about MEDA's projects that empower women, and engage with their various projects around the world. The event is free and there is food available, they ask that you do please register and give a small donation at the event. To find out more click the Read More button, to RSVP please email Katie West:
100 Debates on the Environment
When: October 9th, 7-9pm
Where: ML, Theater of the Arts

By organizing over 100 debates across Canada, this project is designed to make the environment an issue that political parties can no longer ignore. The debates will create a forum where voters can hear directly from candidates about their visions for the environment.
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Jobs and Opportunities

Ashinaga Internship Program - Japan

Internship Dates: January 13- March 20, 2020
Application Deadline: October 1, 2019

Ashinaga is an NGO which works to provide educational support and emotional care to orphaned students from around the world. There are rolling deadlines for the various available internships throughout the year. The deadline to apply for a winter 2020 internship (January 13 - March 20, 2020) in Japan is due October 1, 2019!

Beyond Boarders

Applications Close: October 7, 2019 at 4:00pm

St. Jerome's Beyond Borders program is a 90 day service learning placement at an international nonprofit combined with pre & post departure retreats and course work! This program is open to full time, upper-year undergraduate students in good academic standing. The best part? This program can go towards your PACS 390 credit!

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Waterloo Journal of Environmental Studies (WJES)

Supported by Imprint, the Faculty of Science, and the Faculty of Enviroment, WJES is a new academic journal at the University of Waterloo, with the potential for peer review, focused on the environment. WJES is looking for submissions for their publication. Submissions can be in the form of personal research papers, lab reports, term papers, or field course reports!

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