Adjunct Assistant Professor and Director of the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement

Professor Paul Heidebrecht Centre for Peace Advancement directorContact:
519-885-0220 ext. 24225
Office: CGUC 4203


BASc, University of Waterloo 1994

MA, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 2000

PhD, Marquette University, 2008

Scholarly and Professional Activities:

Inaugural director of the CPA

Director of the Mennonite Central Comitee Ottawa Office

Conrad Grebel Faculty Advocate of the University of Waterloo HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 (2019-2020)

Academic Member of the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute (2019-present)

Member of the Waterloo Council for Responsible Innovation and Technology (2019-present)

Member of the Waterloo Innovation Ecosystem Council (2018-present)

Peer Reviewer of Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning (2017-present)

Convenor of the Social Disruptors Group at the University of Waterloo (2017-present)

Conrad Grebel Representative at the Mennonite Central Committee Iran Network Advisory (2016-present)

Member of the Steering Commitee Social Impact Network of Wateraloo Region (2016-2017)

Research Areas:

The intersection of social innovation and peacebuilding, political advocacy and social ethics, and technology and moral formation.

Courses Taught:


Paul Heidebrecht is the inaugural director of the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement, and an adjunct assistant professor who teaches courses in Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College. His current research interests reflect a range of academic fields and professional experiences, including the intersection of peacebuilding and social innovation, technology and ethics, and political advocacy.

Selected Presentations and Publications


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