MPACS Bulletin November 10th – November 24th


  • James Loney discussion: “My Nonviolence: What is it Why do I need it? How do I use it everyday?”
  • The Syrian crisis: What is a small player to do?
  • Thomas King Lecture : “Love in the time of Cholera: Canadian Edition”
  • Retreat at Six Nations of the Grand River
  • The Elmira Case Film Screening
  • Make a Difference Market


  • GPS: Graduate Professional Skills

Internships and Jobs

  • Parliamentary Internship Programme
  • Communications Specialist
  • Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) Internships


  • ESL Tutor

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.


James Loney discussion:  “My Nonviolence: What is it? Why do I need it? How do I use it everyday?”

When: Tuesday, November 10th @7:30 pm
Location: Sweeney Hall, St. Jeromes

James Loney worked as a peace activist in both Iraq and Palestine. On November 6th 2005, Loney was kidnapped and held hostage for 118 days before being rescued by British Special Forces. James Loney brings with him a wealth of wisdom and experience, promising an insightful presentation with discussion to follow afterwards.

Please join us in the Fireplace Lounge in Sweeney Hall at 7:30pm for soup and conversation lead by James Loney. We are really looking forward to having you there with us!

What’s next for the church and Indigenous communities?

When: November 12-14

Where: Six Nations Polytechnic 2160 Fourth Line, OhswekenPoster for 2015 Ecumenical Circle Retreat at 6Nations

The Truth and reconciliation Commission finished its formal journey this past june, offering up 94 “calls to action”. How will churches and infdigenous communities continue the work of building relationships that stretch towards reconciliation? And what, specifically, should churches in traditional Six Nations territory be engaging? Join us for 2 ½ days of teaching and conversation as we ponder some next steps

For more infor or to register by phone, please call:

Josie Winterfeld (Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church) at 519-745-4769

Tanis Hill (Six Nations Polytechnic) at 519-445-0023 ext. 237

Thomas King Lecture : “Love in the time of Cholera: Canadian Edition”

When: Tuesday, November 17 @ 8pm

Location: Federation Hall, University of Waterloo

Free and open to the public.
Thomas King is the recipient of the 2014 Governor General’s Award for fiction. Among his most recent award-winning works of fiction and non-fiction are: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North AmericaThe Back of the TurtleGreen Grass, Running Water; and The Red Power Murders: A Dreadful Water Mystery

For more information:

The Syrian crisis: What is a small player to do?

When: November 16th @ 7:00 pm
Location: Great Hall (Rm 1111) Conrad Grebel University college

Join Rami Shamma, Program Manager in the Lebanese NGO “Development for People and Nature Association”, MCC’s peace specialist Krista Johnson Weicksel, and Kaylee Perez, Refugee Sponsorship Associate at MCC Ontario to learn about the ongoing humanitarian and peacebuilding presponse to the Syria and Iraq crisis. Kaylee Perez is also a MPACS Alumni!

This event has no cost but please register for seating here

Restorative Justice Week : The Elmira Case screening

Location: Siegfried Hall, St. Jerome’s

Time/date: 4:30 PM Friday November 20

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On November 20, the CPA is partnering with St. Jerome’s on a Restorative Justice week event. We will be holding a screening of “The Elmira Case” film, followed by a panel discussion (with audience participation) featuring the probation officers in the film (Mark Yantzi and Russ Kelly), as well as an ‘intro/overview’ of Restorative Justice by Chris Cowie, Executive Director of Community Justice Initiatives12186384_1390096891289057_7945338505960709730_o

Make a Difference Market
When: November 28th, 2015 from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Conrad Grebel University College, Upper Atrium

Every year Conrad Grebel’s Peace Society holds a market to give back to our community by supporting local and fair trade vendors as well as raising money for charity. This year Peace Society will donate to a charity that will support refugees.

For more information contact:
Follow updates of market details on their Facebook event


GPS (Graduate Professional Skills) is a series of 18 free online courses to benefit graduate (Master’s and PhD) students interested in a career in academia, business, government, or non-profit.

Advance your skills!  Sign in now to using your university email account.


Internships and Jobs

Parliamentary Internship Programme

PIP will be accepting applications for the 2016-17 Programme until 11:59 pm on Sunday, January 31, 2016.

e Parliamentary Internship Programme was established in 1969 through a Motion, passed in the House of Commons with all-party support, as a non-partisan program that would provide:

  • An outstanding work-study experience for Canadian university graduates in all disciplines
  • Highly qualified assistants to be shared equally by Members of Parliament on both sides of the House of Commons
  • Build public knowledge of Parliament by conducting and disseminating research on Parliament and Canadian politics

The Programme is open to all candidates who:

  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status
  • Hold at least one university degree.
  • Will be under 35 years old on September 6, 2016.

To apply please visit the PIP website here

Communications Specialist

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is looking for a Communications Specialist.

It is a full-time position, responsible for day-to-day communications activities as well as media relations at a local, regional, national and international level, to promote positive awareness of CIGI.  The position reports to the Manager of Communications.  The Communications Specialist works closely with CIGI’s other Communications Specialists and, in particular, the Digital Media Team to ensure CIGI maximizes outreach across all platforms and media. The Communications Specialist will act as a designated lead for one of CIGI’s two main Programs: Global Security & Politics or Global Economy.

Interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter and resume along with salary expectations to by November 20, 2015.  We appreciate all candidates’ applications but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) Internships

Why Intern at KEI?

  • KEI interns are provided maximum exposure to the issues and major players in the field of Korea-US Relations via: report publication, attendance at events, and both peer-to-peer and VIP networking opportunities.
  • KEI interns are directly active in the practice of US-ROK diplomacy.
  • KEI interns gain experience in the areas of event planning, data collection, economic analysis, office management, and professional writing development.
  • KEI interns are on the cusp of current events, hearing the news before it is released, and organizing the very interviews that are shown on the evening news.


  • Graduate student, or candidate with (at the minimum), a Bachelors Degree with a background in political science and/or economics as well as an interest in Asia-Pacific issues, especially Korea.
  • Excellent attention to detail, good organizational abilities and writing skills, professional demeanor, general office skills, strong computer skills.
  • Must be able to work full-time for a minimum of 3.5 months.

For more information please follow this link



ESL Tutors needed
The Linwood Family English School’s ULearn program is looking for volunteers to help teach English to Low German Mennonite teens who have recently moved here from Mexico.

Time Commitment:  Every Tuesday evening from 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Location:  Linwood Public School (about a half hour drive away from UW)    ** Transportation could be provided.

Other volunteer positions could include helping to provide support for students working to improve literacy and numeracy skills.

No TESL certification required, just an interest in working with young people and helping them to learn English.
For more information, please contact Linda Ruby or call 519-503-7446

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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