PACS Newsletter - November 12th, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

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In this newsletter you will find...

Featured at Grebel:


Jobs, Internships, and Opportunities:


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

Restored and Forgiven: The Power of Restorative Justice

Date: November 18th, 2018
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Conrad Grebel Great Hall
Cost: Free

"Restored and Forgiven: The Power of Restorative Justice" is a public lecture that features guest speakers Ray and Vi Donovan (MBEs) from the United Kingdom. They work passionately to give voice to a restorative justice approach through education and system change.

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Special Topics in PACS
The add/drop period for the Winter 2019 term is November 19th-November 20th! This may be your last chance to add the PACS special topics courses to your schedule. Both courses will count towards your PACS degree requirements. These course topics may not be offered again during your undergrad- don't miss this exciting opportunity!

PACS 301: Human Rights in a Complex World

Instructor: Andrew Thompson
Course Description: This course will examine the ethical and practical challenges that civil society actors encounter when trying to advance and defend human rights in a world that has become increasingly hostile to international human rights norms and laws. Topics discussed in the course will include but not be limited to: Human Rights at the United Nations, past and present; women’s human rights; LGBTQ+ rights; disability rights; refugee rights; the rights of Indigenous peoples; and “new human rights,” such as rights in an age of Artificial Intelligence.

PACS 302 - Peacebuilding and Social Innovation

Instructor: Paul Heidebrecht
Course Description: This course pilot will address the overlaps and synergies between social innovation and the theory and practice of peacebuilding.  While targeting PACS majors and minors, this course will draw on the expertise and connections of the Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) to enable PACS to make a distinctive contribution to the growing variety of entrepreneurship course offerings at UWaterloo.

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What does Indigenization mean?!
Date: November 13th, 2018
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Location: St. Paul's University College
Cost: Free

This facilitated discussion, hosted by ISA Indigenous Student Association UW, will help inform ongoing discussion with the upper administration at the University of Waterloo. It will cover questions such as: what does Indigenization mean?; what does successful Indigenization look like?; how do we balance being Indigenous with our work in the academy? Please bring your ideas, experiences, examples from other institutions, questions, comments, and good minds!

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International Education Week Keynote: Dr. Marianne Larsen

Date: November 14th, 2018
Time: 3pm
Location: DC - William G. Davis Computer Research Centre, Room 1350
Cost: Free

Dr. Marianne Larsen is an Associate Professor at Western University. Her research explores and pushes boundaries about how we think of the effects of globalizing processes within educational contexts. In this keynote, she will discuss findings from her new book, Internationalization of Higher Education: An Analysis through Spatial, Network and Mobilities Theories, touching on topics relating to the opportunities, challenges, and barriers of internationalization and academic mobility. There will be a question and answer session to conclude the keynote.

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Sacred Inheritance: Accounting for all Our Relations in Treaties

Date: November 16th, 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Vanstone Lecture Hall, St. Jerome's University Academic Centre
Cost: Free

In bringing the Crown into a treaty relationship, Anishinaabe leaders detailed their understanding of creation and relationship to the Creator. Associate Professor at Political Science at the University of Victoria, Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe), will detail how they used treaty forums to instruct newcomers how to live with creation and how to understand the legal web of relationships they would be entering into that carried duties and responsibilities to creation. Through this talk, she will address questions about relationships, responsibilities, and reconciliation.

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Jack Halberstam: TRANS Visual archives of the transgendered body

Date: November 19th. 2018
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Balsillie School of International Affairs
Cost: Free

Jack Halberstam is a Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. He has authored five books on topics relating to gender, sexuality, and gothic horror. This special lecture and conversation is co-sponsored by the Department of English Language and Literature, the Department of Philosophy, the Critical Media Lab, and the Faculty of Arts.

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The Path to Understanding and Reconciliation

Date: November 20th, 2018
Time: 7pm
Location: New Dundee Community Centre, Wilmot ON
Cost: Free

This educational event is presented in partnership with the New Dundee Board of Trade, the Optimist Club, and the Women's Institute. Titled "The Path to Understanding and Reconciliation," it will feature noted speakers Barry Hill and Roberta Hill, who will share their experiences growing up in the residential school system. Refreshments will be provided.

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Disability on Campus Panel Discussion

Date: November 21st. 2018
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Location: Needles Hall, Room 1403
Cost: Free

Join a dialogue with students and staff with disabilities about how to survive and thrive at the University of Waterloo. Panel members include: Daria Kondrateva, Undergraduate Student and AccessAbility Services Peer Mentor; Simon Daley, Graduate Student; Dr. Aimee Morrison, Faculty Member; AccessAbility Services Accommodation Consultant. The panel moderator will be Dr. Jay Dolmage, Faculty Member. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Justice and Reconciliation in World Politics

Date: November 22nd, 2018
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Balsillie School of International Affairs. Room 1-43
Cost: Free

Justice and Reconciliation in World Politics is a book that examines normative and critical theory of how to conceptualize practices of justice and reconciliation that aim to respond to colonial injustices. Author Catherine Lu will argue that contemporary moral/political projects of justice and reconciliation involve strategies of decolonialization. decentering, and disalienation.

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Japan's Future Global Role: A New Dawn for the Land of the Rising Sun?

Date: November 22nd, 2018
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Centre for International Governance Innovation Auditorium
Cost: Free

Amidst the current period of geopolitical uncertainty and potential global instability, Japan is seen as a beacon of prosperity and strength. Can it assume a global role commensurate with its wealth and power? What would a Japan-led international system look like? This event, presented as a partnership between the Balsillie School of International Affairs, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and the Japan Futures Initiative, will explore these questions.

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Jobs, Internships, and Opportunities

The Haida Gwaii Institute Summer Programs
The Haida Gwaii Institute (HGI) is a non-profit organization that aims to develop and deliver transformative education inspired by Haida Gwaii, BC. They are currently accepting applications for their upcoming summer 2019 programs: Haida Gwaii Summer Session in Social-Ecological Systems (May 6th-30th) and Haida Gwaii Summer Session in Plants, People, and Place (June 3rd-27th). These intensive, community-based programs are open to students everywhere and are accredited by the University of British Columbia. You can earn up to 12, 300-level credits that will be transferable to the University of Waterloo! Applications close January 25th, 2019.

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MEDA Internship Opportunities
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) is hiring for International Interns beginning January 2019! MEDA is an association based in Waterloo that invests in people who live in poverty around the world to help them earn a sustainable livelihood for their family and for community enrichment. PACS alumni and MPACS students and alumni are welcome to apply.

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Canadian School of Peacebuilding
Applications are now open for the 11th annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP)! It will be held June 10th-14th and June 17th-21st, 2019, in Winnipeg, Canada. Anyone who is interested in growing as a peacebuilder is welcome to apply- local and international, young and old, students, practitioners, and those brand-new to peacebuilding. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn across faith, cultural understandings, and rural and urban settings.

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Operation Groundswell Travel Opportunities
Discover the world and connect with change makers as you dig into social justice issues and work with local activists, non-profits, and communities to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable world. Backpacking with a Purpose through Operations Groundswell runs exciting trips all over the world, and many of them are eligible for PACS 395 "Travel Course' credit. Submit your application to the non-profit organization Operation Groundswell by November 23rd, 2018. Programs are filling up quickly. Financial assistance is available for all students on five- and six-week programs.

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Humans of PACS
Hi everyone! PACS Communications Assistant here. I want to try something new: Humans of PACS! We want to hear YOUR stories about your experiences and time in the PACS program! Each month, we want to highlight several people on our social media to showcase the diversity of students in the program and the multitude of backgrounds and experiences we bring to our shared peace efforts. What you share is up to you- it can range from your time in the program, long-term goals, or even general insights on life. Undergrads and Masters students are both welcome! If you are interested in participating or would like more information, DM us on any social media or email!

Click HERE to read the first submission!

Make A Difference Market

On December 1st, Grebel's Peace Society will be hosting the Make a Difference (MAD) Market. Join them for a local fair trade, Christmas shopping, food, and music, benefiting the Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support!

Holigay Market 2018
The Holigay Market 2018 is a fundraiser for the Rainbow Reels Queer and Trans Film Festival! Browse gifts for yourself and others from a variety of LGBT+ artists in the area - everyone is welcome to attend. This market will take place on December 1st, 2018, from 9am-1pm at the Fresh Ground Cafe in Kitchener. Admission is free, but donations are accepted! There are two all gender single stall accessible washrooms and the cafe is entirely wheelchair accessible.

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