Undergrad Bulletin – Oct. 7, 2014

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  • Islam in Europe or European Islam? The Muslim struggle for civil rights and belonging in postwar Europe, Oct. 7, 2014
  • The Dawn of Freedom, East Germany 1989 lecture, Oct 8. 2014


  • Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding
  • Youth for Gun Control Campaign
  • ANZA Student Ambassador Program


  • CECA Career Workshops


  • Talent Egg has created a 2014 Campus Recruitment Survival Guide to help you prepare, search, and find a job! You can access the guide here.


The Dawn of Freedom: East Germany 1989

@ Oct. 8 @ 11:30 in PAS 1229

Mat Schulze

Mat Schulze, a professor in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies and the director of the Waterloo Centre for Germany Studies, will be giving a  lecture  on the political developments of  1989 after the fall of the Berlin Wall. As a student in Leipzig in 1989, Mat Schulze  will offer incredible insight into this time through an eyewitness account of protests, civic rights actions, and demonstrations . For more information, email wcgs@uwaterloo.ca.

Islam in Europe or European Islam? The Muslim struggle for civil rights and belonging in postwar Europe

@ Oct. 7 @ 6:30—8 pm in the Dunker Family Lounge, Renison University College

Dr. Aitana Guia - Studies in Islam SpeakerAitana Guia, a sessional assistant professor of modern European history at York University and author of The Muslim Struggle for Civil Rights in Spain: Promoting Democracy through Migrant Engagement, 1975-2010 is giving a free lecturing exploring the social and political history of Muslims in postwar Europe, focusing on key debates and controversies concerning questions of citizenship, the division of secular and religious life, culture, and women’s rights. Light refreshments will be provided.

Note:  Advance registration is required here.


Youth for Gun Control Campaign—Poster Competition

Deadline: Oct. 28 @ 6pm

gun shooting flowersDecember 6th marks the 25th anniversary of the Montreal massacre, in which 14 women were killed at their university. In Canada, this day is marked the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Students have been asked to participate in this commemoration by designing a poster illustrating this generation’s demand for gun control in the country. The winning posters will be used by the Generation Action campaign and the Coalition for Gun Control. Monetary prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  For more information, click here.

You can also join their Generation Action Campaign on Facebook.

Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding

Outward Bound Peacebuilding PracticumOutward Bound Peacebuilding, a non-profit specializing in experiential learning and peacebuilding training, is offering a 10-day Practicum on Experiential Peacebuilding in Costa Rica for young professionals and students to receive leadership development and peacebuilding training in a hands-on, experiential outdoor learning expedition. The Practicum will be held January 2-11, 2015 in Piedras Blancas, Costa Rica. The program includes hiking through the Costa Rican rainforest, a homestay and service project with a local family, a day at the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education and more! For more details visit their website.

ANZA Student Ambassador ProgramANZA

Anza, a capacity-building NGO  aimed at creating and strengthening jobs in Tanzania, is seeking Student Ambassador volunteers. As a Student Ambassador, you will organize a team to participate in an international challenge in one of seven countries . For more details on the program, visit their website.  To apply, send your resume to myles@an.za.com.


The Centre for Career Action is an excellent resource for students preparing for professional or academic work. They offer several free workshops open to all students throughout the term. Here’s what’s coming up in October:

  • CECAWednesday, October 8: Work Search Strategies

This workshop provides key communication strategies to help you search for a job in the current market. Prior to attending this workshop, you must complete the Work Search module in the Career development eManual, available here.

  • Thursday, October 9: It’s All About Your Skills

This workshop shows you how to identify and articulate your strengths to potential employers. During this workshop, you will also have the opportunity to pinpoint areas of growth and create a plan to enhance your skills.

  • Monday, October 20: Marketing Volunteer Experiences Effectively

This workshop teaches you how to  best market your experiences through your résumés and during interviews.

  • Thursday, October 23: Careers 601

This workshop  provides some simple and practical tips to help you prepare for your non-academic career.

To see a full list of  CECA workshops offered in October or to register for one, visit here.

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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