Undergraduate Newsletter

Highlights

Events

  • Peace Week at Grebel
  • Conversations on Crisis: An FAQ Panel About Migration
  • MCC United Nations Student Seminar: “The Politics of Peacekeeping and Humanitarianism: a Haiti Case Study”
  • Call for Papers: “The Production of Forced Migration”
  • Take Back the Night March
  • Dealing with our Darkness: Interfaith Conversations

Classes

  • PACS 301 – Peace and the Environment

Jobs and Other Opportunities

  • Practicum in Experiential Peacebuilding
  • TREE Job Opportunities
  • Extend-A-Family Job Opportunity

For more information keep scrolling below! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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.

Events

Grebel’s Peace Week

Date: September 19th – 23rd

Conrad Grebel hosts an annual Peace Week to celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21st. The events this year include:

  • Tuesday September 20th,  4:30 – 5:30 PM, Grebel Gallery
    • Planting Seeds: Launching The Ripple Effect Education (TREE)
  • Wednesday September 21st, 7:30 PM, Grebel Great Hall
    • Panel: Stories of Refugee Support and Resettlement
  • Thursday September 22nd, 3:30 – 5:00 PM, Grebel Room 2202
    • Conversations on Crisis: An FAQ Panel about Migration hosted by PACS Society: 19 Days, National Film Board Production

For more information please follow the link below:

Grebel’s Peace Week Link


Conversations on Crisis: An FAQ Panel About Migration

PACS Society presents 19 Days, A National Film Board Production

Date: Thursday, September 22nd

Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Location: CGC 2202

19 Days follows several refugee families during their first 19 days in Canada as they navigate unfamiliar terrain that has suddenly become their home/ The documentary reveals the human side of the refugee resettlement process.

For more information please click the button below

Learn More About PACS Society


Mennonite Central Committee United Nations Office Student Seminar:
“The Politics of Peacekeeping and Humanitarianism: A Haiti Case Study”

Date: October 13th-15th, 2016
Location: Mennonite Central Committee Office, New York City

The seminar will delve into Haiti’s history and context, MCC’s historic and current involvement, and the roles that the UN, the United States, other governments, and civil society have played in the country’s development.

Early bird registration fee of $95 USD (deadline September 28). If you want to start learning now, join the Facebook group MCC Haiti Advocacy, follow @MCCHtAdvocacy on Twitter, or peruse the MCC Haiti blog.

Travel costs will be covered by a bursary.
To register, follow the link before. For general information contact Rachel Reist at rreist@uwaterloo.ca


1th Annual Centre for Refugee Studies Student Caucus Conference

Date: September 23rd-24th, 2016

Location: York University, Toronto

Registration is free.

All are welcome to register and attend the 11th Annual Centre for Refugee Studies Student Caucus Conference at York University. Registration is free and refreshments will be provided.

For more details please click the button below

Read more


Take Back the Night – A Call to End Gender-based Violence

Everyone is welcome to participate in the rally and march!

Date: September 22, 5:30-8:00pm

Location: Kitchener City Hall

This year we welcome our guests – Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre and the Aboriginal Student Association, University of Waterloo and Mino Ode Kwewak N’Gamowak (Good Hearted Women Singers).

For more details please click the button below

Read more


Dealing with our Darkness

Interfaith Conversations

Anglican/Muslim Conversation about Transgression, Penitence, and Transformation

Opening Event September 30th, 7:00pm

Location: Theatre of the Arts

This opening event is followed by three workshops throughout the remainder of the term.

Registration for all events is free, seats can be reserved below.

For more details please click the button below:

Read more

Classes

PACS 301: Peace and Environment

Tuesday 11:30am-2:20pm
Instructor: Jennifer Ball

This is an exciting course being offered for the first time! This course uses the lens of peace ecology to explore the natural environment as a potential source of both conflict and peacebuilding in local, national, and international contexts.  It calls into question the dominant Western worldview and then dares to imagine a more holistic worldview that recognizes and values interconnectedness, relationship, and balance. Through direct engagement with the natural environment, we explore our personal relationship to the environment and how this influences our motivation and involvement in caring for and protecting it.

Jobs and Other Opportunities

Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding

Be part of an international community of students and practitioners working toward peace. Ten days in the Costa Rican rainforest becomes the learning adventure of a lifetime.

With each challenge overcome, you will grow: within yourself, as a leader, as a community, as a peacebuilder.

Applications due October 3rd.

Read More


TREE Facilitator

The Ripple Effect Education (TREE) develops and facilitates educational resources to create peace-literate citizens with demonstrable conflict resolution skills, and awareness of justice issues locally and globally.

This fall, TREE will facilitate a workshop series in grade six classrooms in Waterloo Region.

Join our team! TREE Workshop Facilitators will:

  • gain PACS-related job experience
  • develop leadership and facilitation skills
  • mentor local youth to foster social change
  • build relationships with local educators

Check out the full job description.

Please direct your resume and cover letter to Katie Gingerich at tre.education@uwaterloo.ca by September 15, 2016


Research Student

The Ripple Effect Education (TREE) is looking for a student to conduct market research at the launch event. TREE will use this information to propel problem-focused programming within the community.

This student should be comfortable connecting and engaging with individuals of all ages. Experience in data collection and analysis is preferred.

This student will be paid with a $200 honorarium, and should expect to do 6 hours of work in preparation, implementation and data analysis (approx. $32/hour).

Interested students should contact: Katie Gingerich, TREE Director tre.education@uwaterloo.ca


Direct Support Worker

As a Direct Support Worker you are trained and matched with an individual within the agency with a developmental or physical disability. Your role is to be with them as they become more active members of their community, and build a relationship based on mutual respect.

Read more


Hello everyone! My name is Erin Huston and I am the PACS Communications Assistant this year. I’m super excited to be in this position and to be able to interact with all of you. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to give me a shout! I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Erin Huston

PACS Communications Assistant

Our mailing address is:

Pacsasst@uwaterloo.ca


My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying that I can’t be loved as I am. – Anaïs Nin

Graduate Newsletter September 8th

Highlights

Events

  • Peace Week at Grebel
  • Conversations on Crisis: An FAQ Panel About Migration
  • Graduate Student Welcome Week
  • MCC United Nations Student Seminar: “The Politics of Peacekeeping and Humanitarianism: a Haiti Case Study”
  • Call for Papers: “The Production of Forced Migration”
  • Take Back the Night March
  • Dealing with our Darkness: Interfaith Conversations

Jobs and Other Opportunities

  • Practicum in Experiential Peacebuilding
  • TREE Job Opportunities
  • Extend-A-Family Job Opportunity

 

For more information keep scrolling below! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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.

Events

Grebel’s Peace Week

Date: September 19th – 23rd

Conrad Grebel hosts an annual Peace Week to celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21st. The events this year include:

  • Tuesday September 20th,  4:30 – 5:30 PM, Grebel Gallery
    • Planting Seeds: Launching The Ripple Effect Education (TREE)
  • Wednesday September 21st, 7:30 PM, Grebel Great Hall
    • Panel: Stories of Refugee Support and Resettlement
  • Thursday September 22nd, 3:30 – 5:00 PM, Grebel Room 2202
    • Conversations on Crisis: An FAQ Panel about Migration hosted by PACS Society: 19 Days, National Film Board Production

For more information please follow the link below:

Grebel’s Peace Week Link


Conversations on Crisis: An FAQ Panel About Migration

PACS Society presents 19 Days, A National Film Board Production

Date: Thursday, September 22nd

Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Location: CGC 2202

19 Days follows several refugee families during their first 19 days in Canada as they navigate unfamiliar terrain that has suddenly become their home/ The documentary reveals the human side of the refugee resettlement process.

For more information please click the button below

Learn More About PACS Society


Graduate Student Welcome Week

Dear Graduate Student,

We hope you had a great summer and feel energized for the upcoming semester!

The Fall Welcome Week is scheduled for September 12th – 17th 2016. The events and activities are open to all (both new and current) grad students.  Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on exciting events planned for the upcoming term.

We look forward to seeing you at the events and activities planned for Welcome Week!

All the best for the Fall semester!

Yours sincerely,

The GSA and GH Team.


1th Annual Centre for Refugee Studies Student Caucus Conference

Date: September 23rd-24th, 2016

Location: York University, Toronto

Registration is free.

All are welcome to register and attend the 11th Annual Centre for Refugee Studies Student Caucus Conference at York University. Registration is free and refreshments will be provided.

For more details please click the button below

Read more


Take Back the Night – A Call to End Gender-based Violence

Everyone is welcome to participate in the rally and march!

Date: September 22, 5:30-8:00pm

Location: Kitchener City Hall

This year we welcome our guests – Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre and the Aboriginal Student Association, University of Waterloo and Mino Ode Kwewak N’Gamowak (Good Hearted Women Singers).

For more details please click the button below

Read more


Dealing with our Darkness

Interfaith Conversations

Anglican/Muslim Conversation about Transgression, Penitence, and Transformation

Opening Event September 30th, 7:00pm

Location: Theatre of the Arts

This opening event is followed by three workshops throughout the remainder of the term.

Registration for all events is free, seats can be reserved below.

For more details please click the button below:

Read more

Jobs and Other Opportunities

Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding

Be part of an international community of students and practitioners working toward peace. Ten days in the Costa Rican rainforest becomes the learning adventure of a lifetime.

With each challenge overcome, you will grow: within yourself, as a leader, as a community, as a peacebuilder.

Applications due October 3rd.

Read More


TREE Facilitator

The Ripple Effect Education (TREE) develops and facilitates educational resources to create peace-literate citizens with demonstrable conflict resolution skills, and awareness of justice issues locally and globally.

This fall, TREE will facilitate a workshop series in grade six classrooms in Waterloo Region.

Join our team! TREE Workshop Facilitators will:

  • gain PACS-related job experience
  • develop leadership and facilitation skills
  • mentor local youth to foster social change
  • build relationships with local educators

Check out the full job description.

Please direct your resume and cover letter to Katie Gingerich at tre.education@uwaterloo.ca by September 15, 2016


Research Student

The Ripple Effect Education (TREE) is looking for a student to conduct market research at the launch event. TREE will use this information to propel problem-focused programming within the community.

This student should be comfortable connecting and engaging with individuals of all ages. Experience in data collection and analysis is preferred.

This student will be paid with a $200 honorarium, and should expect to do 6 hours of work in preparation, implementation and data analysis (approx. $32/hour).

Interested students should contact: Katie Gingerich, TREE Director tre.education@uwaterloo.ca


Direct Support Worker

As a Direct Support Worker you are trained and matched with an individual within the agency with a developmental or physical disability. Your role is to be with them as they become more active members of their community, and build a relationship based on mutual respect.

Read more


Hello everyone! My name is Erin Huston and I am the PACS Communications Assistant this year. I’m super excited to be in this position and to be able to interact with all of you. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to give me a shout! I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Erin Huston

PACS Communications Assistant

Our mailing address is:

Pacsasst@uwaterloo.ca


My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying that I can’t be loved as I am. – Anaïs Nin

Grad Bulletin – April 5

(April 5th)
Grad Bulletin

Hi everyone!

We would love to hear your feedback about the bulletin’s! Fill out this quick survey  and help us make the bulletin for next year even better!

This will be the last bulletin for the 2015-2016 school year!

Highlights


Events
  • Textbooks for change
Conferences 
  • 3rd Annual Beyond the Professoriate: The Career Conference for PhDs
  • Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference
  • RESULTS Canada 2016 Conference: Voices that Change the World
Jobs
  • World Renew – 3 employment positions
  • Simplicity Designs

Events

Textbooks for change Textbook drive

 50% of donated textbooks are donated to African colleges and universities, and 20% are resold, funding initiatives by both Wish Youth Network Society Waterloo and Textbooks for Change.

For more information about Textbooks for change and WYNS, visit their facebook page

If you are interested in donating your textbooks, sign-up by clicking the button below


Wish Youth Network Society Waterloo (WYNS) is partnering with Textbooks for Change to hold our first TEXTBOOK DRIVE during the months of March and April in the Waterloo region!

The drive will be running from March 23, 2016 to April 17th, 2016


Conferences

The 3rd Annual Beyond the Professoriate: The Career Conference for PhDs
When: May 7th and 14th

For graduate students and recent PhDs from STEM, social sciences, and humanities disciplines. During this two-day online event, attendees will hear from doctoral-degree holders who successfully transitioned to work beyond the professoriate and learn job search strategies from career education professionals

Sign up and for more information click the link below

https://beyondprof.com/

Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference 

The Global Mennonite Peacebuilding conference and festival will be taking place at Conrad Grebel on June 9-12, 2016. The event will bring about 200 peace practitioners, scholars, church workers, and artists to offer workshops, storytelling, and papers on Anabaptist-Mennonite peacebuilding.  The festival will include a music concert, art exhibits, and original play by Theatre of the Beat.

Find out more by visiting the Global Mennonite Peacebuilding conference website

RESULTS Canada 2016 Conference: Voices that Change the World

The RESULTS Canada National Conference is a biennial event that brings together Canadians, global experts, seasoned advocates and key decision-makers to learn, inspire and empower participants to create a more just world.

The 2016 Conference, Voices that Change the World, comes at a critical time for Canadians. This edition is influenced by new global, national and organizational opportunities for social change:

  • The world recently adopted its next 15-year poverty eradication plan—the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Canada’s newly-elected Parliament provides an opportunity to educate and inspire Canadians to engage with their members of Parliament and generate momentum to end extreme poverty
  • RESULTS Canada has a proud history of successful advocacy and in 2016 will be celebrating 30 years of influencing Canadian decision-makers on issues that help eliminate extreme poverty around the world

Click the link below to sign up

http://www.results-resultats.ca/en/events/2016-national-conference/

Jobs

World Renew Job Postings

World Renew currently has 3 exciting employment opportunities for a Program Associate (Refugee), an East Africa Ministry Team Leader and a Program Manager based in Nepal

Check out the jobs descriptions by click the position title

 

Simplicity Designs

Symplicity Designs exists to make the world a better place, one organization at a time.

We’re building and growing our Atlantic Canadian Team!

We are hiring 12-18 individuals over the next 12 months!

Are you ready to make the world a better place? You must want to leave everything you’ve touched better than it was before.

Talent comes in all sizes and shapes. You should have a Degree or a Life Experience equivalent. We are looking for students of the liberal arts, talented engineers, teachers, self-taught/educated women and men to apply.

We are looking to groom local brilliance, bring back the talent that has left the region, or welcome incredibly skilled newcomers to one of the best parts of Canada.

 

For more information please click the link below

http://symplicity.ca/want-make-world-better-place-join-us/


Good luck with all of your exams and have an amazing summer!

All the best,

Maia Fujimoto
PACS Communications Assistant
Our mailing address is:
Pacsasst@uwaterloo.ca

 

 

 

 

 

Undergrad Bulletin – April 5

(April 5th)
Undergrad Bulletin

Hi everyone!

We would love to hear your feedback about the bulletin’s! Fill out this quick survey (MAX 3 min) and help us make the bulletin for next year even better!

This will be the last bulletin for the 2015-2016 school year!

Highlights


Events
  • Textbooks for Change textbook drive
  • After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians – A public lecture with Dr. Gordon Laxer
Reminders/Information
  • PACS Bulletin Survey
  • Important dates
  • New courses offered in the fall by the Studies in Islam program
Jobs
  • PACS Live Learn Leader
  • World Renew – 3 employment positions
  • Peace Camp – Student Facilitators

Events 

Textbooks for Change
Wish Youth Network Society Waterloo (WYNS) is partnering with Textbooks for Change to hold our first TEXTBOOK DRIVE during the months of March and April in the Waterloo region!

The drive will be running from March 23, 2016 to April 17th, 2016.

 50% of donated textbooks are donated to African colleges and universities, and 20% are resold, funding initiatives by both Wish Youth Network Society Waterloo and Textbooks for Change.

For more information about Textbooks for change and WYNS, visit their facebook page

Sign-up by clicking the link below
After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians – A public lecture with Dr. Gordon Laxer 
When: Wednesday, April 6th @ 7:00pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Kitchener Public Library, Central Library Theatre

Dr. Gordon Laxer is coming to KW to give a lecture on his new book After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians.

After the Sands is critical reading for anyone concerned about rising sea levels, pipeline and tanker spills, climate change chaos and Canada’s future in a carbon restricted world.
Click here to register

Reminders
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PACS Bulletin Survey

Help us make the bulletin for next year even better!   Fill out this quick survey (MAX 3 min) and let us know about what you think

Important Dates

  • March 28th – Drop/add period starts for Spring 2016 courses
  • May 20-30th – Course selection for Fall 2016 for returning students
  • July 25th – Drop/add period begins for Fall 2016

Make sure to check quest for your appointment time!

New Courses offered in the fall in the Studies of Islam program

If you are interested in the Islamic civilization, culture and the Arabic language, check out some of the course offerings listed below

SI 121R – Islam in the World
This course provides a foundation for Studies in Islam, establishing a context for multidisciplinary approaches to a wide variety of topics

SI 231R – Calligraphy of Conceptual Art: Text as an Image in Islamic and East Asian Visual Arts
Exploring the history of Islamic and East Asian calligraphic arts and the study of Eastern and Western artists, this course examines multiple ways in which writing and other forms of visible language are incorporated into visual arts.

SI 221R- Islam, the West and the modern world
This course examines conceptions of East-West divide and confrontation as well as topics of interest, both geo-political and religious, that influence the relationships of Muslims and the Western world

SI 250R/MEDVL 250R – The History of Islamic Civilization from Late Antiquity to 1300
This course surveys the diverse history of Islamic societies from the seventh to the thirteenth century.


Jobs

P
ACS Living and Learning Leader

The PACS Department is seeking applications for the PACS Living and Learning Leader. The PACS Living Learning Community (LLC) Peer Leader is responsible for providing leadership to their cluster (group of students) made up of 10-15 students enrolled in the PACS Living Learning Community. The Peer Leader is responsible for developing strong relationships with their appointed cluster ensuring that those students participate in and benefit fully from the initiatives of the Living Learning Community.

Some responsibilities include

  • Develop and implement a plan to connect weekly with your cluster by such activities
  • In collaboration with the PACS Communications Assistant and PACS Society, develop, promote and implement programs / events (2-3 events per term) to promote a sense of community among non-cluster students and all PACS students.
See the complete job description here (PDF).

To apply, send a cover letter and resume, with three references to Rachel Reist at rreist@uwaterloo.ca by Tuesday April 11, 2016

World Renew Job Postings

World Renew currently has 3 exciting employment opportunities for a Program Associate (Refugee), an East Africa Ministry Team Leader and a Program Manager based in Nepal

Check out the jobs descriptions by click the position title

Peace Camp – Student Facilitators
The Ripple Effect Education (TREE), an initiative of the MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement’s Incubator Program, will be facilitating workshops in grade six classrooms in Fall 2016 and Winter 2017. This program stems from Peace Camp’s elementary school workshop program, and aims to create peace-literate citizens with demonstrable conflict resolution skills and social justice awareness.
We’re looking for student facilitators who:
  • Have a passion for conflict resolution and social justice
  • Want to share their knowledge with elementary students
  • Will facilitate one morning or afternoon session per week for 6 weeks in Fall or Winter term


All the best and have a great summer!

Maia Fujimoto
PACS Communications Assistant
Our mailing address is:
Pacsasst@uwaterloo.ca

Grad Bulletin – March 22- April 5


Highlights

Events
  • Faith and Politics Matters – A public lecture and book launch by John Milloy
  • Film Screening : “The Flight of the Refugees” and discussion
  • Celebrating Refugee rights in Canada – Proud to Protect
  • The Smart Global Development Conference
  • Workshop: Meaningful Human Control and Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems
Reminders/Information
  • Seeking nominations for the 2016 WPIRG Social Justice Activist Award
Jobs
  • Organizing Assistant – The Council of Canadians: Acting for Social Justice
  • Coordinator, International Student Experience Programs
  • Analyst, Policy and Strategy – International Development Research Centre

 

Events

Faith and Politics Matters – A public lecture and book launch by John Milloy

When: Tuesday, March 22 @ 7:30 pm
Location: Keffer Chapel, Wilfred Laurier University
Cost: Free!
Religion and politics—two subjects that society often tries to keep separate. Why? Building upon arguments outlined in Faith and Politics Matters, a recently released collection of essays that he edited, Milloy highlights the value of ensuring that faith-based perspectives are welcome in the public square.For more information contact Sherry Palmer – spalmer@ulu.ca

Film Screening : “The Flight of the Refugees” and DiscussionWhen: Tuesday, March 22 @ 7:00 pm
Location: Community Education Room (2202) Conrad Grebel University CollegePACS Society will be holding a film screening of “The Flight of the Refugees” which

documents the harrowing journey of various families as they cross the Macedonian border from Greece to Germany. Over seven thousand refugees start this journey everyday seeking asylum in Western Europe and this film documents six of those days.Following the film there will be a panel discussion.

The Smart Global Development Conference
When: Sunday, April 13th, 2016
Location:
Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat
199 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Canada

Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), Academics Without Borders (AWB), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) are convening a conference designed to explore the connections between investment in higher education in developing countries and improved quality of life. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be delivering the opening keynote address, on April 13, 2016.
Join global experts, thought leaders and practitioners for interactive sessions, enlightening talks, and inspiring debates. Learn about smart global approaches to strengthen the capacities of universities to tackle critical development challenges.

Workshop: Meaningful Human Control and Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems
When: Saturday, April 5 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location:
67 Erb Street West – Room 1-23
Cost: Free!

Lethal autonomous weapons systems, sometimes called killer robots, have been getting a lot of international attention lately. Indeed, the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, held from January 20-23, had a session on them. The WEF also raised the topic of killer robots at its 2015 meeting.Last November member countries agreed to hold expert meetings on lethal autonomous weapons at the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva this April 11-15; these meetings will be the third set in as many years.

In anticipation of the Geneva meetings, this workshop will focus on the emerging debates on meaningful human control and lethal autonomous weapons systems. It will bring together academics and industry civil society, and government representatives. A key goal of the workshop is to examine Canada’s role and position on emerging technologies and their weaponization.

Themes that will be discussed include:

  • Degrees of autonomy and governance
  • Dual-use technology
  • Meaningful human control
  • Legal requirements and laws of armed conflict
  • Defence sector perspectives.

This event is co-hosted by Project Ploughshares and the Balsillie School of International Affairs, with support from the Defence Engagement Program.

A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

To register or for more information please contact Branka Marijan.


Reminders and Information

Seeking nominations for the 2016 WPIRG Social Justice Activist Award

WPIRG has been a hub of campus and community activism on social justice and environmental issues. Every year we have the privilege of working with students and community members who amaze us with their dedication and passion for justice, equality, freedom, solidarity and social change. Starting with the 2013-2014 year, 40 years after our founding, WPIRG created the Social Justice Activist Awards to recognize these incredible individuals and groups.

The chosen individuals or groups will receive an award certificate, an inscription on the WPIRG Social Justice Activist Awards plaque (to be displayed in our office), and a gift certificate. Winners will be announced in campus media as well as WPIRG’s media.

This year’s award is open to all UW and local community members who have been involved between April 2015 and April 2016 in such issues as:

Fighting for social justice issues (these issues are diverse and can range from educational to gender to equity issues to peace);

Promoting the welfare of humanity and the environment and the elimination of pain and suffering through acts of campus and community organizing, education and/or solidarity.
Please review the award criteria, fill out a nomination form for more details
Nomination deadline is Sunday, March 20th.
For more information please contact Alex Diceanu  alex@wpirg.org

Jobs

Organizing Assistant – The Council of Canadians: Acting for Social Justice
Full-time permanent position
Closing on March 25, 2016

The Council of Canadians is Canada’s leading social action organization, with 100,000 supporters, 65 active chapters, a national office in Ottawa and four regional offices. Through our campaigns we advocate for clean water, fair trade, green energy, public health care and a vibrant democracy. The Council is looking for its next Organizing Assistant for our Regional Office in Toronto.

The Organizing Assistant will:

  • Provide administrative support to The Council’s office in Toronto
  • support the implementation of planned organizing activities;
  • monitor chapter activities (e.g., notices of public forums, news clippings);
  • collaborate with other members of the Political Team to ensure all work is effectively planned and implemented;
  • reply to information requests and correspondence related to the work of the office, such as inquiries about chapters, inquiries from chapters, requests from other offices, etc.;
  • prepare invoices, credit card reconciliation and monthly expense forms for the organizer and/or themselves, manages purchase orders, assists with membership rebates, event funding and travel subsidies to chapters;
  • make travel & accommodation arrangements for organizers;
  • ensure office is functional; keeps records and communicates with service suppliers, resolves problems with service or equipment, replenishes supplies;
  • develop and maintains filed records of chapter paperwork (e.g., current contacts and other chapter members), ensures that this information is up to date, works to ensure that annual reporting by chapters is submitted to meet deadlines;
  • monitor office spending in relation to approved budget;
  • collaborate with other Council staff to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the National Office.

The qualifications for this position are:

  • Commitment to the Council’s values, vision and direction;
  • a minimum of 1 year experience in administration/administrative systems;
  • knowledge and experience in assisting with constituency building (organizing, mobilizing, motivating individuals and groups) and in supporting events and actions;
  • computer skills including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, Internet, communications and database software
  • a basic knowledge of current national economic, social and political issues;
  • ability to organize/prioritize a multi-task workload, take initiative and be flexible;
  • strong interpersonal skills, including the exercising of tact, discretion and judgement at all times;
  • excellent communications skills, both oral and written
  • capacity to work in a self-directed manner and demonstrated ability to work well within a team setting.
  • The Ideal candidate will have fluency in both official languages of Canada

The Council of Canadians is an equal opportunity employer. This is a full-time permanent position of 35 hours per week and is based in Toronto, ON. We offer a unionized environment, a pay scale of $48,484 per year, excellent benefits and the chance to make a difference

APPLICATIONS: Send your resume by 5:00 PM on March 25, 2016 to hr@canadians.org. Quote competition # CoC-2016-02 Organizing Assistant Regional Office (Toronto) on application. Please consider month and year when writing dates of volunteer and work history in your resume.

Visit their website for more information http://canadians.org/job-organizing-assistant-toronto

Coordinator, International Student Experience Programs

University of Waterloo – Student Success Office

The Coordinator, International Student Experience is accountable to the Manager, International Student Experience and is responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of comprehensive and intentional programs that support and engage students in international and/or cross-cultural learning and development opportunities.  This includes developing, coordinating, and evaluating programs and services aimed at supporting international students.  The Coordinator will function primarily in the areas of student development, international student engagement, event/program management and administration.

Some responsibilities include
  • Provide excellent leadership to the volunteers and student staff. 
  • Responsible for the overall coordination of International Student Experience programs
  • Responsible for the development of new, and the expansion/revision of current programs that support the successful transition of and ongoing engagement of international students

Visit their website for more information http://www.hr.uwaterloo.ca/.jd/00006722.html

Analyst, Policy and Strategy – International Development Research Centre

As an Analyst, Policy and Strategy, you will provide research, analysis, and advice on matters of policy and strategy for IDRC and its Board, as well as contribute to strategic and operational planning, corporate reporting, trend monitoring, and engagement with the Government of Canada. Working as part of a small, dynamic team, you will liaise regularly with colleagues across the Centre, and with external actors, helping IDRC to position itself strategically and as an important partner in Canada’s international development efforts

 
Job Summary
Working under the supervision of the Director, and with guidance from the Senior Analyst, the Analyst provides research, analysis, and advice on matters of policy and strategy for the Centre and its Board. He or she contributes to strategic and operational planning, corporate reporting, trend monitoring, and engagement with public service actors. The role involves liaising regularly with colleagues across the Centre, both to gather and frame information for specialized audiences, and to provide support and advice with regard to policy and strategy. It also involves working frequently with external constituents in Canada and internationally.
Primary Duties or Responsibilities
 
Scanning and Analysis in the Areas of Policy and Strategy
  • Gathers and analyzes information from a wide variety of sources in order to monitor Canada’s broad approach to foreign affairs and international development.
  • Gathers and analyzes information from a wide variety of sources in order to monitor and report on the foreign affairs and development policy of other countries, the shifting development discourse of non-government actors, and the changing international landscape for IDRC’s work, Prepares analysis and advice in relation to specific developments in IDRC’s policy and strategy environment, including the Canadian political and Parliamentary scene, and in response to requests from senior management and the Board,contributing to written briefs and reports such as the Canadian Policy Landscape Report.
  • Maintains knowledge and networks in assigned areas of focus, including through periodic attendance (to gather information) at Canadian and international events and meetings.
Synthesis, Framing, and Communication for Key Policy Audiences
  • Liaises with DFATD country desks and groups focused on thematic issues to gather and share information.
  • Synthesizes and frames programmatic and corporate information for both  federal government and political audiences on both routine (e.g., periodic updates to DFATD’s list of activities in the Americas) and urgent, fast-moving files (e.g.requests for briefings by DFATD officials on short timelines).
  • Develops synthesis documents and briefing materials, for review by Senior Analyst or Director,to support senior management engagement with federal government and political counterparts.
Support to Strategic Plan Development and Implementation, and to Annual Planning and Reporting
  • Contributes to the Centre’s strategic planning process and the drafting of its Strategic Plan.
  • Supports the implementation of the Centre’s Strategic Plan through support to working groups and implementation plan development, management of projects, and other activities.
  • Coordinates annual planning and reporting processes and drafts annual planning and performance reports.
Support to Programs in the Areas of Policy and Strategy
  • Provides information and advice to Centre programs in navigating federal government structures and roles in response to requests from program staff.
  • Organizes meetings, seminars, and events to increase program awareness of and engagement with relevant policy and strategy issues.
  • Provides analytical support in relation to evolving policy directions and specific priority initiatives.
Pursuit of Strategic Initiatives of Interest to Management
  • Prepares analysis and advice in relation to internal issues requiring an arms-length approach, such as programming in countries of higher risk.
  • Undertakes research, analysis, coordination, project management, and other tasks in relation to specific strategic initiatives of interest to management (e.g. research projects identified by senior management).
Job Scope
 
Working as part of a team, the Analyst provides research, analysis, and advice on matters of policy and strategy for the Centre and its Board. The role involves liaising regularly with colleagues across the Centre, both to gather and frame information for specialized audiences, and to provide support and advice with regard to policy and strategy. It also involves working regularly with external constituents in Canada and internationally.

Undergrad Bulletin March 22-April 5


Highlights

Events
  • Film Screening : “The Flight of the Refugees” and discussion
  • Celebrating Refugee rights in Canada – Proud to Protect
  • The Smart Global Development Confrence
Reminders/Information
  • Peace Speech deadline
  • Seeking nominations for the 2016 WPIRG Social Justice Activist Award
Jobs
  • PACS Communications Assistant
  • PACS Live Learn Leader
  • Organizing Assistant – The Council of Canadians: Acting for Social Justice
  • Coordinator, International Student Experience Programs

Events

Film Screening : “The Flight of the Refugees” and Discussion

When: Tuesday, March 22 @ 7:00 pm
Location: Community Education Room (2202) Conrad Grebel University College

PACS Society will be holding a film screening of “The Flight of the Refugees” which documents the harrowing journey of various families as they cross the Macedonian border from Greece to Germany. Over seven thousand refugees start this journey everyday seeking asylum in Western Europe and this film documents six of those days.

Following the film there will be a panel discussion.

Check out the Facebook event

https://www.facebook.com/events/576447755865417/

 

Celebrating Refugee Rights in Canada – Proud to Protect

When: Tuesday, April 4th from 11:00 am – 3:00pm
Location: Conrad Grebel University College (Upper Atrium)

April 4th is Refugee Rights Day! Marlene Epp’s PACS 301 Refugee and Forced Migration Class will be hosting an information day to raise awareness of the plight of refugees and also raise funds for local efforts in refugee support. There will be a performance by Crossing Borders, great food and information booths about refugee processes in Canada.

All donations raised will be going Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support. MCRS works tirelessly to support inland claimants with connections to lawyers, community support networks, and political advocacy.

The Smart Global Development Conference
When: Sunday, April 13th, 2016
Location:
Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat
199 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Canada

Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), Academics Without Borders (AWB), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) are convening a conference designed to explore the connections between investment in higher education in developing countries and improved quality of life. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be delivering the opening keynote address, on April 13, 2016.
Join global experts, thought leaders and practitioners for interactive sessions, enlightening talks, and inspiring debates. Learn about smart global approaches to strengthen the capacities of universities to tackle critical development challenges.
Register on their website

Reminders and Information
Peace Speech Deadline


Don’t forget that the deadline to enter in the Peace Speech contest is March 25, 2016.

Submissions must be in by Friday, March 25th by 4:00pm to:
Rachel Reist: rreist@uwaterloo.ca or the PACS Office
Ed Janzen: ejjanzen@uwaterloo.ca or the Student Services Office (Conrad Grebel University College)
Seeking nominations for the 2016 WPIRG Social Justice Activist Award

WPIRG has been a hub of campus and community activism on social justice and environmental issues. WPIRG created the Social Justice Activist Awards to recognize these incredible individuals and groups who have a dedicated passion for justice, equality, freedom, solidarity and social change.

The chosen individuals or groups will receive an award certificate, an inscription on the WPIRG Social Justice Activist Awards plaque (to be displayed in our office), and a gift certificate. Winners will be announced in campus media as well as WPIRG’s media.
For more information please visit their website

Jobs

PACS Student Communications Assistant

The PACS Department is seeking applications for the PACS Student Communications Assistant for the 2016-2017 year. It’s a part-time position for Fall 2016 and Winter 2017. The position is responsible for student communications, such as maintaining the Facebook pages, assisting with events, sending out this bi-weekly bulletin, updating the website, and other special projects.

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills – including first-rate writing skills and personable qualities
  • Able to promote the PACS program in various formats – including in-person and various social media forums
  • Working experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Working knowledge of developing and managing Facebook, Twitter, and Blog content
  • Creativity, some knowledge of, or an “eye” for design principles for the web
  • A vision for connecting to fellow students and assisting in the continued growth of the student-led PACS Society
  • Exceptional competency in time management and prioritizing in an independent work environment
  • Proven in taking initiative and acting as a self-starter
  • Consistent availability throughout the term
    • Starting in August 2016
    • (10-15 hours per week for the Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 terms)
  • Enrolled in a PACS Plan

Responsibilities

  • Develop the page, and maintain connections with PACS students through PACS social networking sites – including Facebook, Twitter, and the PACS blog.
    • This would include promoting PACS events; the activities of PACS students and student groups; highlighting PACS alumni; developing and monitoring discussion groups, etc.
  • Assist in promoting, planning, and implementing PACS Sponsored Events including updating online calendars and the Conrad Grebel weekly bulletin as appropriate
  • Design, write, and send-out a bi-weekly bulletin of PACS related news and events that is emailed to students.
  • In consultation with the PACS Undergraduate Officer, PACS Administrator and the CGUC Communications Coordinator, work to maintain and update the PACS website with information in a timely and attractive manner. This could include:
    • Updating and re-writing information pages to be web appropriate including maintaining and inserting links;
    • Maintaining Field Studies pages with links and connections to current and past students
    • Developing regularly changing (once per month) “front pages” for the PACS web page
    • Researching and developing current student and alumni profiles that can promote the program
    • Assisting the Graphic design and recruitment department in developing PACS promotional materials.
    • Photographing events for uploading to the webpage
    • Keep the PACS bulletin board up to date with information on upcoming events and happenings in the PACS department
  • Assist in planning and implementing activities that promote PACS
  • Other related duties that may periodically be assigned

Rate of Pay

  • Conrad Grebel student rate –$12.25/hour.

Additional Note

As part of developing ideas and activities to promote a sense of community, the PACS Communications Assistant is encouraged to serve with the PACS Society as VP Education. This position involves planning educational events for PACS students and acting as a liaison between PACS students and faculty/staff.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume, with three references to Rachel Reist at rreist@uwaterloo.ca by Tuesday April 4, 2016

PACS Living and Learning Leader

The PACS Living Learning Community (LLC) Peer Leader is responsible for providing leadership to their cluster (group of students) made up of 10-15 students enrolled in the PACS Living Learning Community. The Peer Leader is responsible for developing strong relationships with their appointed cluster ensuring that those students participate in and benefit fully from the initiatives of the Living Learning Community. This is an 8-month part-time contract position from September through April that requires non-traditional hours. The LLC Peer Leader reports to the PACS Undergraduate Officer.

Nature and Scope

Living-Learning Communities are small groups of students from the same program who live together in residence. Conrad Grebel University College and the Faculty of Arts have partnered to offer a Living Learning Community (LLC) for first-year Arts students interested in pursuing Peace and Conflict Studies. In the Living-Learning Community, 10-15 students live in residence at Conrad Grebel University College and are placed in a small group called a cluster. Similar clusters are managed by other disciplines at the University of Waterloo, although the program for PACS is somewhat different.

 The goals for the PACS LLC are:

  1. That first-year Faculty of Arts students in the PACS LLC will be supported academically by:
    • Enhancing in-class learning through academic events such as study-skill sessions.
    • Participating in community activities that enhance general knowledge and experience in PACS related issues.
    • Learning from peers who offer a diversity of perspectives that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the PACS Program and the intercultural nature of UW PACS students
  2. That ALL PACS students, particularly first-year students who may be interested in PACS, have an opportunity to:
    • Build relationships and networks that will assist them academically, personally, and ultimately professionally. (eg. PACS Society, Grebel Peace Society, social media networking)
    • Make a difference through participation in activities that contribute positively to the Conrad Grebel residence community, the UW campus and broader community.
    • Strengthen mentoring relationships between PACS students and PACS instructors

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a plan to connect weekly with your cluster by such activities as:
    1. Interacting in person with each of your students through room visits, meals together, formal meetings, Community Supper or other Grebel programs, etc.
    2. Organizing the LLC to sit together for Community Supper at least 5 times per term, perhaps with a special guest like a faculty member, Sessional instructor, or another upper-year PACS student, etc.
    3. 1-2 academically oriented group cluster events per semester (workshop, film discussion, lecture attendance/discussion etc.) It is encouraged that one session be focused on specific academic or career skills such as library/research skills, resume writing, etc. Many resources for this are available from the Conrad Grebel library or on the Waterloo campus. One event could include invitations to participate to other first year students in PACS 101, 201, 202, and 203 or could be held in collaboration with the Music Living Learning community.
    4. Maintaining your availability to the cluster students during busy study periods of the term-including exam periods. This could include a study session prior to the mid-term or final exam in PACS 101, 201, 202, and 203.
    5. Having a 1-1 meeting with each student in your cluster at least once during the term (preferably at the beginning) where you will engage in a process that helps each student understand their academic goals and think about how they might achieve them, and in the second term, to reflect upon their progress.
  • In collaboration with the PACS Communications Assistant and PACS Society, develop, promote and implement programs / events (2-3 events per term) to promote a sense of community among non-cluster students and all PACS students. These events could include:
    1. Film discussion, PACS Faculty forum, career discussion, lunchtime seminar.
    2. At least one and hopefully two of these events per term should include a PACS faculty member or instructor.
    3. One event or activity of a service nature per term.
    4. Event promotion could occur through class announcements, emails to course instructors, Facebook events posting, and LEARN.
  • Keeping the PACS Undergraduate Officer up-to-date with program developments.
  • Carry out a program evaluation, either on an ongoing basis, or once per term. This is determined in consultation with the PACS Undergraduate Officer.
  • Be available and participate on campus visit days to promote the Living Learning Community and PACS
  • Meet last year’s Peer Leader and PACS Undergraduate Officer for training at mutually convenient time
  • Be available during orientation week to attend appropriate aspects of the Living Learning campus training, develop the program for the year in consultation with the PACS Undergraduate Officer and run an event for incoming first year students
  • Prepare a year-end report listing activities of the LLC and reflecting on the opportunities and challenges of the year’s program
  • Attend appropriate staff meetings throughout the year.

 

Qualifications

  • An Upper year (3rd or 4th year as of Fall, 2016) PACS Honours or Joint Honours student with:
  • excellent communication skills
  • proven leadership ability
  • strong academic standing
  • ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • good judgement
  • sincere desire to help others
  • familiarity with PACS, Grebel, and Waterloo campus resources including service and academic opportunities
  • Experience in Grebel residence program (on or off-campus) preferred

 

Benefits

Compensation includes:

  • A set rate of $500 per term.
  • Up to $200 for food costs based on the following:
    • Cost of all community suppers used for Living Learning activities paid for or refunded.
    • Assistance for other meals if used to meet with Living Learning community students.

 Time Requirements

On average, 6-8 hours per week are required to fulfil Peer Leader responsibilities, depending on the activities implemented and planned.

To Apply

To apply for the above position, please submit a cover letter explaining how you would qualify for the job and attach an up-to-date resume. Please also include three references that can be contacted as required.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume, with three references to Rachel Reist at rreist@uwaterloo.ca by Tuesday April 4, 2016

Organizing Assistant – The Council of Canadians: Acting for Social Justice
Full-time permanent position
Closing on March 25, 2016

The Council of Canadians is Canada’s leading social action organization, with 100,000 supporters, 65 active chapters, a national office in Ottawa and four regional offices. Through our campaigns we advocate for clean water, fair trade, green energy, public health care and a vibrant democracy. The Council is looking for its next Organizing Assistant for our Regional Office in Toronto.

The Organizing Assistant will:

  • Provide administrative support to The Council’s office in Toronto
  • support the implementation of planned organizing activities;
  • monitor chapter activities (e.g., notices of public forums, news clippings);
  • collaborate with other members of the Political Team to ensure all work is effectively planned and implemented;
  • reply to information requests and correspondence related to the work of the office, such as inquiries about chapters, inquiries from chapters, requests from other offices, etc.;
  • prepare invoices, credit card reconciliation and monthly expense forms for the organizer and/or themselves, manages purchase orders, assists with membership rebates, event funding and travel subsidies to chapters;
  • make travel & accommodation arrangements for organizers;
  • ensure office is functional; keeps records and communicates with service suppliers, resolves problems with service or equipment, replenishes supplies;
  • develop and maintains filed records of chapter paperwork (e.g., current contacts and other chapter members), ensures that this information is up to date, works to ensure that annual reporting by chapters is submitted to meet deadlines;
  • monitor office spending in relation to approved budget;
  • collaborate with other Council staff to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the National Office.

The qualifications for this position are:

  • Commitment to the Council’s values, vision and direction;
  • a minimum of 1 year experience in administration/administrative systems;
  • knowledge and experience in assisting with constituency building (organizing, mobilizing, motivating individuals and groups) and in supporting events and actions;
  • computer skills including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, Internet, communications and database software
  • a basic knowledge of current national economic, social and political issues;
  • ability to organize/prioritize a multi-task workload, take initiative and be flexible;
  • strong interpersonal skills, including the exercising of tact, discretion and judgement at all times;
  • excellent communications skills, both oral and written
  • capacity to work in a self-directed manner and demonstrated ability to work well within a team setting.
  • The Ideal candidate will have fluency in both official languages of Canada

The Council of Canadians is an equal opportunity employer. This is a full-time permanent position of 35 hours per week and is based in Toronto, ON. We offer a unionized environment, a pay scale of $48,484 per year, excellent benefits and the chance to make a difference

APPLICATIONS: Send your resume by 5:00 PM on March 25, 2016 to hr@canadians.org. Quote competition # CoC-2016-02 Organizing Assistant Regional Office (Toronto) on application. Please consider month and year when writing dates of volunteer and work history in your resume.

Visit their website for more information http://canadians.org/job-organizing-assistant-toronto

Grad Bulletin

(March 8th-March 22nd)
Grad Bulletin

Highlights

Events
  • Religion and Global Citizenship : A Collaborative Conference
  • Understanding the Refugee Crisis : Panel Discussion
  • Girl Rising : Film Screening and Conversations

Call for Papers

  • Viessmann European Centre’s Graduate Student Colloquium – Call for papers
Opportunities
  • House of Friendship – Program Coordinator
  • 2016 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference

Events

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.


Religion and Global Citizenship : A Collaborative Conference
When: Friday, March 11  from 6 – 9 pm and
Saturday, March 12 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Senate & Board Chamber and Paul Martin Centre. Wilfrid Laurier University (
75 University Ave W, Waterloo)

This collaborative conference, between the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives, Global Studies and Religion & Culture departments and student societies at Laurier University questions if and to what extent religion provides a sustainable pathway to peace and conflict resolution.

Nathan Funk, Associate Professor of the PACS department and Paul Heidebrecht, Director of the MSCU Center for Peace Advancement will both be speaking at this event!

Visit their website to see an itinerary and to register

Understanding the Refugee Crisis : Panel Discussion

When: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 @7:00pm
Location: Kitchener Public Library, Central Branch

The University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Arts and Kitchener Public Library present a panel discussion featuring scholars from three fields who will share insights on current and past refugee issues. From Canada’s history of refugee reception, to refugees currently in limbo abroad, to local settlement challenges and opportunities, the discussion will cover topics that affect us all in a globalized world.

Marlene Epp, Professor of History and Peace and Conflict Studies will be participating in the panel!

Girl Rising: Public Screening and Conversations
When: Saturday, March 12 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Kitchener Public Library

This powerful film is known throughout the world. It is collaborative in spirit, reaching out to both women and men.  The film connects global issues of literacy for girls with local concerns in our own community. What can each of us do to help?  How can we in Kitchener-Waterloo be ambassadors for the path of educating girls? And how does educating girls make a world that is more peaceful, more just, less riddled by conflict?

Call for Papers


Viessmann European Research Centre’s Graduate Student Colloquium

The European Union is experiencing upheaval on many fronts – security threats, acts of terror, unprecedented migration pressures, changing climate, and serious fiscal strain. The Viessmann European Research Centre is hosting a Graduate School Colloquium, entitled Europe 2020 and Beyond: Opportunities and Constraints, on May 5 and 6, 2016 to consider how these issues are converging and what future changes can be anticipated. The colloquium focuses on three themes:
 
Innovative governance: Topics include EU financial crises, social economy innovation, food security etc.
Migration: Topics include Refugee crisis, shifting borders, national security etc.
EU-Canada relations: Topics include trade agreements, environmental policy, green energy programs etc.
 
Of particular interest are the synergies between these complex problems for the EU, for Canada and beyond. The colloquium opens on May 5 with two workshops on knowledge mobilization and the interdisciplinary audience. On May 6, accepted papers will be presented in three sessions. A prize of $250 will be awarded to the best paper in each session.
 
We invite graduate students to submit an 800 word abstract to verc@wlu.ca by 4 pm on March 16, 2016. Full details about the event can be at: http://viessmanncentre.ca/graduate-student-colloquium-europe-2020-and-beyond/ .
 
For more information, please contact Dr. Tracy Snoddon at tsnoddon@wlu.ca
 
Opportunities

House of Friendship – Program Coordinator

The House of Friendship is hiring a Program Coordinator to facilitate community development, support neighborhood residents and coordinate and supervise programs and services provided by House of Friendship in the Chandler Mowat community.

General Responsibilities

  1. To coordinate and manage programs and services provided by House of Friendship at the Chandler Mowat Community Centre
  2. To work with neighborhood residents and community partners to develop basic needs infrastructure and address community issues
  3. To be responsible for staffing for House of Friendship programs at the community centre
  4. To be responsible for House of Friendship volunteers at the community centre
  5. To provide support to neighbourhood residents as needed
  6. Health and Safety
  7. To ensure the completion of administrative tasks at the community centre
  8. House of Friendship organizational responsibilities

Qualifications

  1. University Degree or college diploma in social sciences required
  2. Education/training and/or experience in community development strongly preferred
  3. Previous Supervisory experience
  4. Experience and a strong interest in working with diverse populations including people from various cultural backgrounds and income levels, and sensitivity to their needs
  5. Proven organizational skills and ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  6. Excellent Communications and interpersonal skills and a team player
  7. Understanding of and preferably experience in volunteer recruitment and management
  8. Good Knowledge of community resources
  9. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  10. Experience working within a non-profit and/or social services environment preferred
  11. Computer skills-primarily MS Office, MS Word and Excel
  12. Current Standard First Aid certification or willingness to obtain
  13. Driver’s license class (G) is required, and access to a personal vehicle is preferred
  14. Must provide a Police Records Check for service with he vulnerable sector
  15. Commitment to understand and uphold the mission and values of House of Friendship is expected

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Amy Weaver, Human resources Director – email: amyw@houseoffriendship.org

Application Closing Date March 16th, 2016

2016 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference

Registration for the 2016 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference is now available!
 
This year’s conference focuses on the theme “Members of the Mosaic” and will take place April 8–9, 2016, at the University of Notre Dame.  There is no registration fee, and meals and materials will be provided for free, but we ask that anyone attending pre-register so that we can plan ahead.
 
Interested students should register on our website at http://www3.nd.edu/~peacecon/preregister.html or by completing the form at http://tinyurl.com/genreg-2016.  The deadline to register is April 1, 2016.
 
We would appreciate your help sharing this message with your students and encouraging their participation in the conference.  It will be a great weekend and a wonderful opportunity for them to explore the diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ideas brought by each unique member of the peacebuilding community.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to give me a shout!
I hope you all have a wonderful week
!

Maia Fujimoto
PACS Communications Assistant
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Pacsasst@uwaterloo.ca

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