- 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
- House of Friendship – Program Coordinator
- 2016 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference
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 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.
- To coordinate and manage programs and services provided by House of Friendship at the Chandler Mowat Community Centre
To work with neighborhood residents and community partners to develop basic needs infrastructure and address community issues
To be responsible for staffing for House of Friendship programs at the community centre
- To be responsible for House of Friendship volunteers at the community centre
- To provide support to neighbourhood residents as needed
- Health and Safety
- To ensure the completion of administrative tasks at the community centre
- House of Friendship organizational responsibilities
- University Degree or college diploma in social sciences required
- Education/training and/or experience in community development strongly preferred
- Previous Supervisory experience
- Experience and a strong interest in working with diverse populations including people from various cultural backgrounds and income levels, and sensitivity to their needs
Proven organizational skills and ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks and deadlines
- Excellent Communications and interpersonal skills and a team player
- Understanding of and preferably experience in volunteer recruitment and management
- Good Knowledge of community resources
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Experience working within a non-profit and/or social services environment preferred
- Computer skills-primarily MS Office, MS Word and Excel
- Current Standard First Aid certification or willingness to obtain
- Driver’s license class (G) is required, and access to a personal vehicle is preferred
- Must provide a Police Records Check for service with he vulnerable sector
- 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: email@example.com
Application Closing Date March 16th, 2016
2016 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference
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