Undergrad Bulletin

(March 8th-March 22nd)
Undergrad Bulletin

Highlights

Events
  • Religion and Global Citizenship : A Collaborative Conference
  • Understanding the Refugee Crisis : Panel Discussion
  • Girl Rising : Film Screening and Conversations
  • PACS and PROFS Night
  • Film Screening : “The Flight of the Refugees” and discussion
Reminders/Information
  • Peace Speech deadline
Jobs
  • PACS Communications Assistant
  • PACS Live Learn Leader
  • House of Friendship – Program Coordinator

 

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 pm – 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?

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When: Friday, March 11 @2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Location: Community Education Room (2202) Conrad Grebel University College
If you’re suffering from withdrawals or you’re losing valuable study time trying to make it to everyone’s office hours for a chat, come to the Community Education Room (2202) @ Conrad Grebel from 2:45pm to 3:45pm on March 11th. Come hang out with PACS profs and indulge in delicious snacks! We can’t wait to see you there!
Film Screening : “The Flight of the Refugees” and DiscussionWhen: 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 with PACS professor Marlene Epp and Kaylee Perez, (MPACS alumni) who is currently working with MCC Ontario as a refugee sponsorship associate.

Reminders


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)
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
 

 

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


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
Our mailing address is:
Pacsasst@uwaterloo.ca

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Undergrad Bulletin – February 23 – March 8

Highlights

Events
  • eSeminar: Climate Change, the Environment and Peacebuilding
  • Urbanized: New Frontiers of Development Conference
  • Beyond Borders Information Session
  • Girl Rising : Film Screening and Conversations
Reminders/Information
  • Field Study applications due
  • PACS Scholarships
Opportunities
  • C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest
  • 16th Annual ENGAGE Graduate Student Conference : Call for Abstracts

 

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.

ESeminar: Climate change, the Environment and Peacebuilding

When: Friday, February 26th  from 12:oo pm – 1:30pm
Online Seminar

Climate change poses a series of catastrophic threats to the planet, from rising sea levels that could swallow coastlines to the increasing prevalence of drought that could devastate agriculture and fresh water supplies. While these direct environmental challenges are clear and omnipresent, less attention is often paid to the secondary effects of climate change, such as its impact on peace and security dynamics. Climate change is already emerging as a major driver of conflict and insecurity in many parts of the world, and this phenomenon will only worsen in the future as the environmental impacts of the changing climate become more pronounced. This presents new challenges to the global peacebuilding architecture that have yet to be fully addressed by its key stakeholders. As we enter an era that could be marked by climate-driven war and instability, it is important to explore the potential impacts of climate change on global peace and security and how the existing peacebuilding agenda can be adapted to confront them? This will be the central question addressed at the fourth installment of the Centre for Security Governance’s eSeminar series on “Contemporary Debates on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding,” presented in collaboration with the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Wilfrid Laurier University’s Department of Global Studies.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.secgovcentre.org/eseminar–peacebuilding-and-climate-change/

Our distinguished panellists will each give brief introductory remarks, followed by an open Q&A period where participants will be able to engage the panel directly. The event will be open to the public and  free to attend.

The panellists for this event are:

  • Dr. Mark Sedra, Centre for Security Governance (CSG) (Moderator)
  • Dr. Simon Dalby, Balsillie School of international Affairs (BSIA)
  • Anna Brach, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)
  • Dr. Richard Matthew, University of California Irvine (UCI)

Urbanized: New Frontiers of Development
When: Friday, February 26th  from 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) 67 Erb St. West

This year’s University of Waterloo’s International Development Conference is titled, Urbanized: New Frontiers of Development.Our mission is to explore the challenges and opportunities our developing cities face, while simultaneously confronting the way we think about, and approach these issues. This conference theme is timely – by 2030, more than 60% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. With such a rapid demographic shift, we must re-consider our conceptualizations of poverty, human and environmental health, food security, socio-economic wellbeing, and, of course, infrastructure demands like waste management or transportation services. We hope that these interdisciplinary themes will entice your participation, and inspire you to think differently and more critically about the role cities play in human development.

For more information and to register visit their website

Beyond Borders Information Session
Tuesday, March 1st from 1pm -2pm int the Student Life Centre
or
Wednesday, March 2nd from 3pm-4pm at St. Jerome’s

Beyond Borders is an academically centered international service-learning experience at St. Jerome’s University and they are accepting applications until March 11th for the 2016-2017 year. These international placements fit within the PACS 390 Field Study/Internship requirements and are a great option if you are looking for this type of experience. The program consists of two terms of on-campus course work and a 90-day placement abroad (these are recognized as a co-op placement).

Information sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 1st from 1pm-2pm (SLC) and Wednesday March 2nd from 3pm-4pm (SJU) if you want to find out more. You can also contact Bess Mitchell (Office of Student Experience at SJU) at jmmitchell@uwaterloo.ca or visit www.sju.ca/beyondborders

Girl Rising: Public Screening and Conversations
When: Saturday, march 12, 2016 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 out of poverty and helplessness? And how does educating girls make a world that is more peaceful, more just, less riddled by conflict?


Reminders/Information

PACS Field Studies Proposals Due

Don’t forget that the deadline to your field studies proposal  is March 1, 2016. You can submit a hardcopy to the Peace and Conflict Studies Office (Room 2103) at Conrad Grebel University College or by email to Rachel Reist rreist@uwaterloo.ca.

Once approved, you will continue to work with the Rachel Reist who will help to clarify the academic work and will be available to you throughout their placement.

PACS Scholarships

 
Don’t forget that the deadline to apply for PACS Scholarships is March 1, 2016. You can submit a hardcopy to the Peace and Conflict Studies Office (Room 2103) at Conrad Grebel University College or by email to Rachel Reist rreist@uwaterloo.ca.

Opportunities

C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

The Peace Speech contest was established in order to foster continuing thought and dialogue about peace issues. Each year, Conrad Grebel University College has had several students participate in this event. These speeches will be judged and cash prizes will be awarded. Many of them have gone on to great success in the bi-national contest.

Who can present a speech?

  •  Any resident or associate of Conrad Grebel
  • Any student enrolled in a PACS plan
When will the contest be held?
  •  Wednesday, March 30th @ 4:30pm in the Chapel
  •  Submissions must be in by Friday, March 25th @ 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)
16th Annual ENGAGE Graduate Student Conference : Call for Abstracts
We invite all graduate and upper year undergraduate students from fields of the social and applied human sciences to participate in ENGAGE, the 16th Annual Graduate Student Conference at the University of Guelph. This event celebrates the diversity and vitality of student research by encouraging students from various social science backgrounds to come together and ENGAGE with peers over critical issues and cultural debates.
Our theme for this year’s conference is Community Engaged Scholarship. If you are working to develop relationships with your local, regional, national or global communities; already partnering with them for research that fosters positive social change; or, if you want to learn more about this kind of scholarship, send us
your abstracts!
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: Saturday, February 27th, 2016.
The goals for ENGAGE 2016 include:
● Provide students with a collegial environment in which to present and receive feedback on both completed works and/or projects in progress;
● Foster communication and engagement between scholars with diverse research interests and perspectives;
● Challenge and critically examine our understanding of the social and cultural worlds, as well as the impact our research has on the individuals and/or communities we partner with and/or study.
Abstract Submissions:
In fulfilling our mission to develop a supportive and inclusive environment for students to conduct and present their research, the ENGAGE conference accepts an array of topics within the social and applied human sciences. Moreover, both paper and poster proposals are welcome!
Topics of research may include, but are certainly not limited to:
● Community engaged scholarship
● Social justice and transformation
● Rural, community and development studies
● Work, gender and change in a global context
● Criminology and/or criminal justice
● Gender, diversity and social (in)equality
● Race, ethnicity and identity politics
● Family development, ageing and the life course
Abstracts for submission must be between 200-300 words in length, and must include the title of the project, the author and their affiliation, as well as indicate the presentation of a paper or poster. Please send all submissions to soanconf@uoguelph.ca by Saturday, February 27th, 2016.
Awards:
Four monetary awards will be presented at the ENGAGE conference this year:
● ENGAGE Department of Sociology and Anthropology Best Student Presentation Award ($100)
● ENGAGE Department of Sociology and Anthropology Outstanding Original Research Award ($100)
● ENGAGE Department of Sociology and Anthropology Best Poster Presentation Award ($100)
● ENGAGE Department of Sociology and Anthropology Best Community Engaged Research Award ($100)
Conference Format:
Paper and poster presentations will be presented throughout the day. Information regarding the theme and time of each session, as well as the length of each presentation will be provided closer to the date of the conference. The keynote address will be delivered by University of Guelph’s community engaged scholar, Dr. Mavis Morton.
*Special Session to Honour University of Guelph Faculty, Dr. Kerry Preibisch*
At this year’s ENGAGE conference, a special session will be held to honour and celebrate the esteemed work and contributions of the University of Guelph’s Dr. Kerry Preibisch. The focus of this session will emphasize topics connected to Dr. Preibisch’s research, including:
● intersectionality within the context of globalization
● international migration
● migrant worker experiences in relation to social justice and (in)equality
If your research project draws on Dr. Preibisch’s work, or you would like to present a paper or poster that highlights these research themes, please specify your interest to be part of this session in your abstract submission.
Cost and Accommodation:
There is no fee to participate in this conference. Participants are responsible for all of their travel and accommodation expenses. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer funding for participants’ costs. However, this year some monetary awards will be presented for best paper and poster presentation. Limited billeting is available and can be arranged on an individual basis. We are also happy to provide information about local accommodation options. Inquiries can be sent to soanconf@uoguelph.ca.
Registration:
Follow the link to register. Also, find us on Facebook.
We look forward to seeing you at ENGAGE 2016!

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
Our mailing address is:
Pacsasst@uwaterloo.ca

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MPACS Bulletin February 23rd – March 8th

Highlights
Events
  • eSeminar: Climate Change, the Environment and Peacebuildin
  • Girl Rising : Film Screening and Conversations

Reminders/Information

  • Canadian School of Peacebuilding – Free training video and course outlines now available
  • Writing Centre Help
Opportunities
  • 16th Annual ENGAGE Graduate Student Conference : Call for Abstracts
  • Summer Institute on Conflict Transformation Across Borders

Jobs

  • Disaster Response and Reconstruction Advisor with Mennonite Central Committee

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.

eSeminar: Climate change, the Environment and Peacebuilding

When: Friday, February 26th  from 12pm – 1:30pm
Online Seminar

Climate change poses a series of catastrophic threats to the planet, from rising sea levels that could swallow coastlines to the increasing prevalence of drought that could devastate agriculture and fresh water supplies. While these direct environmental challenges are clear and omnipresent, less attention is often paid to the secondary effects of climate change, such as its impact on peace and security dynamics. Climate change is already emerging as a major driver of conflict and insecurity in many parts of the world, and this phenomenon will only worsen in the future as the environmental impacts of the changing climate become more pronounced. This presents new challenges to the global peacebuilding architecture that have yet to be fully addressed by its key stakeholders. As we enter an era that could be marked by climate-driven war and instability, it is important to explore the potential impacts of climate change on global peace and security and how the existing peacebuilding agenda can be adapted to confront them? This will be the central question addressed at the fourth installment of the Centre for Security Governance’s eSeminar series on “Contemporary Debates on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding,” presented in collaboration with the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Wilfrid Laurier University’s Department of Global Studies.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.secgovcentre.org/eseminar–peacebuilding-and-climate-change/

Our distinguished panellists will each give brief introductory remarks, followed by an open Q&A period where participants will be able to engage the panel directly. The event will be open to the public and  free to attend.

The panellists for this event are:

  • Dr. Mark Sedra, Centre for Security Governance (CSG) (Moderator)
  • Dr. Simon Dalby, Balsillie School of international Affairs (BSIA)
  • Anna Brach, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)
  • Dr. Richard Matthew, University of California Irvine (UCI)

 

Girl Rising: Public Screening and Conversations
When: Saturday, march 12, 2016 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 out of poverty and helplessness? And how does educating girls make a world that is more peaceful, more just, less riddled by conflict?


Reminders/Information

Canadian School of Peacebuilding – Free training video and course outlines now available

The Canadian School of Peacebuilding is excited to offer you a FREE training video.  This one-hour video will give you a glimpse into a CSOP classroom and the opportunity to learn from world-class peacebuilders and teachers. This class sampler was recorded in the Women and Peacebuilding course, taught at the 2015 CSOP by Ouyporn Khuankaew and Ginger Norwood;  in it Ginger and Ouyporn introduce their course and guide CSOP participants – and now you – in excercises to practice grounding and compassionate listening. A few of you have had a chance to watch this video already, but we wanted to bring it back and offer it more broadly.

Syllabi for most 2016 courses are also now available on the courses page of the CSOP website.  The syllabi provide course outlines and information on readings.  For those of you taking a course for credit, the syllabi also provide information on course assignments and other critical academic information.  We hope to post the remaining syllabi in the next few weeks, so keeping checking the website.

If you have any questions or want more information, check out our website or send us an e-mail.

Writing Centre help

If you are interested in enhancing your communication skills, come to the Writing Centre. We can help you develop your scholarly voice and build strategies for tackling whatever writing project you have.

  • In a writing appointment, you can work through any part of your writing project with a writing specialist in 50 minutes.
  • Delve deeper into your writing project with our tutorials. You’ll work with the same writing specialist once a week for three or four weeks.
  • For quick questions or check-ins, come to the Library during drop-ins.
  • Check out our workshops on a ton of awesome topics. We have workshops specifically targeted for your academic needs: Productive, sustainable writing practices, and Submitting for publication.
  • If you’re working on a big writing project, come to our Grad write-ins to help you improve your productivity and avoid the isolation common in large projects.
  • Stop stalling and start writing your dissertation at our four-day Dissertation Boot Camp.
  • If you’re not ready to meet face-to-face, our online resources are a great place to start.

Visit our website for more information: uwaterloo.ca/writing-centre.


Opportunities

16th Annual ENGAGE Graduate Student Conference : Call for Abstracts

We invite all graduate and upper year undergraduate students from fields of the social and applied human sciences to participate in ENGAGE, the 16th Annual Graduate Student Conference at the University of Guelph. This event celebrates the diversity and vitality of student research by encouraging students from various social science backgrounds to come together and ENGAGE with peers over critical issues and cultural debates.
Our theme for this year’s conference is Community Engaged Scholarship. If you are working to develop relationships with your local, regional, national or global communities; already partnering with them for research that fosters positive social change; or, if you want to learn more about this kind of scholarship, send us
your abstracts!
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: Saturday, February 27th, 2016.
The goals for ENGAGE 2016 include:
● Provide students with a collegial environment in which to present and receive feedback on both completed works and/or projects in progress;
● Foster communication and engagement between scholars with diverse research interests and perspectives;
● Challenge and critically examine our understanding of the social and cultural worlds, as well as the impact our research has on the individuals and/or communities we partner with and/or study.
Abstract Submissions:
In fulfilling our mission to develop a supportive and inclusive environment for students to conduct and present their research, the ENGAGE conference accepts an array of topics within the social and applied human sciences. Moreover, both paper and poster proposals are welcome!
Topics of research may include, but are certainly not limited to:
● Community engaged scholarship
● Social justice and transformation
● Rural, community and development studies
● Work, gender and change in a global context
● Criminology and/or criminal justice
● Gender, diversity and social (in)equality
● Race, ethnicity and identity politics
● Family development, ageing and the life course
Abstracts for submission must be between 200-300 words in length, and must include the title of the project, the author and their affiliation, as well as indicate the presentation of a paper or poster. Please send all submissions to soanconf@uoguelph.ca by Saturday, February 27th, 2016.
Awards:
Four monetary awards will be presented at the ENGAGE conference this year:
● ENGAGE Department of Sociology and Anthropology Best Student Presentation Award ($100)
● ENGAGE Department of Sociology and Anthropology Outstanding Original Research Award ($100)
● ENGAGE Department of Sociology and Anthropology Best Poster Presentation Award ($100)
● ENGAGE Department of Sociology and Anthropology Best Community Engaged Research Award ($100)
Conference Format:
Paper and poster presentations will be presented throughout the day. Information regarding the theme and time of each session, as well as the length of each presentation will be provided closer to the date of the conference. The keynote address will be delivered by University of Guelph’s community engaged scholar, Dr. Mavis Morton.
*Special Session to Honour University of Guelph Faculty, Dr. Kerry Preibisch*
At this year’s ENGAGE conference, a special session will be held to honour and celebrate the esteemed work and contributions of the University of Guelph’s Dr. Kerry Preibisch. The focus of this session will emphasize topics connected to Dr. Preibisch’s research, including:
● intersectionality within the context of globalization
● international migration
● migrant worker experiences in relation to social justice and (in)equality
If your research project draws on Dr. Preibisch’s work, or you would like to present a paper or poster that highlights these research themes, please specify your interest to be part of this session in your abstract submission.
Cost and Accommodation:
There is no fee to participate in this conference. Participants are responsible for all of their travel and accommodation expenses. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer funding for participants’ costs. However, this year some monetary awards will be presented for best paper and poster presentation. Limited billeting is available and can be arranged on an individual basis. We are also happy to provide information about local accommodation options. Inquiries can be sent to soanconf@uoguelph.ca.
Registration:
Follow the link to register. Also, find us on Facebook.
We look forward to seeing you at ENGAGE 2016!
Summer Institute on Conflict Transformation Across Borders
When: June 5th- June 24th
Location: Quito, Ecuador

Led by an international faculty of peacebuilding practitioners and scholars, this summer institute in Ecuador is designed to equip early-career professionals, graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and other future peacebuilders with practical tools, knowledge, and hands-on experience to understand the complexities of conflicts within and across border regions, and the types of interventions that can be used to transform these conflicts. Ecuador is the perfect venue for studying these issues, as it is the largest recipient of refugees in Latin America, has advocated for the concept of universal citizenship, and has negotiated the negative impact of transnational environmental damage with neighboring states and with extractive industries.

Participants will reside in a university residence near FLACSO in Quito, and will make field visits to the Amazon cloud forest in Baeza, and to the Northern Border region in Carchi province. The language of instruction will be English, although some Spanish-language talks will likely be included with translation provided.

Conflict Transformation Across Borders is offered through the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance in UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. The program will be jointly run with UMass Boston partner institutions, la Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), and the Center for Mediation, Peace, and Resolution of Conflict (CEMPROC).

Applications are due March 21, 2016

For more information make sure to visit their website

Jobs
Disaster Response and Reconstruction Advisor  with Mennonite Central Committee

Kathmandu is a bustling city that enjoys a range of temperatures throughout the year, from cold winters to hot summers. There is a big expat community, with supermarkets and restaurants that cater to Western tastes. The city enjoys good health facilities for most medical needs. Bangkok and Delhi have good facilities for major health concerns. There are a number of Christian churches in Kathmandu, as well as the opportunity of small group involvement for Christian fellowship. Transportation by public bus and taxi is readily available locally and cars can be hired for longer trips. There is also an extensive bus system throughout the country, as well as numerous local and international flights from Kathmandu each week. Kathmandu has a number of high quality educational options for children, including schools with American and British accreditation. For those who love the outdoors, there is easy access from Kathmandu to great hiking and mountain biking in the Kathmandu Valley, and lots of opportunities across the country for trekking, rafting, climbing and other outdoor pursuits during vacation times.

Traveling to MCC partners’ project working areas is a very important element of this job. Many different modes of travel are required: walking, public bus, jeep, and sometimes by air. The Advisor will need to endure long public bus journeys and walk up and down hills for up to two days. Lodging and food also varies, depending on the remoteness of the areas.

Qualifications

All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active church membership; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.

1. Master’s degree or higher, preferably in international development / humanitarian assistance or related social science is required
2. 3-5 years in international development or disaster response experience
3. Experience in planning, monitoring and evaluating disaster responses including humanitarian, reconstruction, and recovery projects
4. Strong knowledge of disaster response principles including Sphere minimum standards
5. Experience in earthquake resistant construction preferred
6. Experience in working in collaboration with local development partners
7. Demonstrated capacity in planning, monitoring and evaluation (PME) and reporting
8. Strong English writing skills
9. Ability to work as part of a team, including strong cross-cultural facilitation and communication skills
10. Knowledge of the Nepal context and comprehension of the Nepali language is preferred

Key responsibilities
Disaster response planning, monitoring, and evaluation (PME) – 80%
• Work with local partners to implement MCC Nepal’s earthquake response.
• Assist partners with the development of project proposals and reports for disaster recovery and reconstruction projects.
• Assist partners and MCC Nepal staff with the development of relevant monitoring and evaluation tools for disaster response projects and conduct site monitoring visits.
• Assist with the preparation of proposals and reports for MCC and other external donors, as required.
• Prepare required reports on MCC’s earthquake response for submission to the Nepal government as required.
• Communicate with staff in MCC’s Planning, Learning and Disaster Response department in the preparation, review and revision of project proposals.Humanitarian coordination and information sharing – 15%
• Attend relevant humanitarian coordinating meetings including the Association of International NGOs in Nepal (AIN) and UN cluster meetings related to disaster response and recovery.
• Actively report on MCC response projects through coordinating mechanisms.

MCC communications – 5%
• Provide photos, stories and reports to MCC’s communication and donor relations department as requested

For more information and to apply follow the link to their website below

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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MPACS Bulletin -February 2nd- February 23rd

Highlights
Events

  • “Burma’s Transformation” – A Talk with Ambassador Mark McDowell
  • “The Need for Reconciliation in Canada” – The Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience is Honored to host Miiyubinoskum (He who brings new life), Abraham Bearskin
  • Transformations: Stories of Partnership, Resilience and Positive Change in Nepal

Reminders/Information

  • Criminology Study – Department of Sociology and Legal Studies
  • PACS Scholarships

Opportunities

  • Operation Groundswell – Backpacking with a purpose

Jobs

  • Community Animator – Manager of Strategic Engagement with the Tamarack Institute

 

 Events


“Burma’s Transformation” – A Talk with Ambassador Mark McDowell
When: February 5 at 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Location: Balsillie School of International Affairs – Room A120

Burma is at a critical moment in its history. After decades of authoritarian rule, it has recently become one of the world’s newest democracies. While the future holds great promise, the transition has been anything but smooth.

Mark McDowell will offer insights into the transformative changes currently taking place in Burma, highlighting both the opportunities and challenges confronting the country as it re-engages with the international community after years of isolation, and the implications for Canadian policy

About the speaker:MarkMcDowell-135x189

Ambassador Mark McDowell joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1994 and has served abroad in New York, Taipei, Bangkok, and Beijing. At headquarters his most recent position was Director of Public Diplomacy and Domestic Outreach, and he has worked extensively on international Aboriginal/Indigenous issues.

He received his BA in History and Philosophy from the University of Toronto, and has Masters degrees from the University of Toronto and Harvard University. From 2008-09 he was an Asia Research Fellow at the Ash Institute for Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Mark McDowell is Canada’s first resident Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and presented his credentials to H.E. President U Thein Sein on August 14, 2013

“The Need for Reconciliation in Canada” – A discussion with Miiyubinoskum (He who brings new life), Abraham Bearskin
When: February 5, 2016 from 12:00pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre – Room 228
(Lunch provided)

Abraham-Bearskin-300x225A Cree Elder from Chisasibi on the eastern shores of James Bay, Miiyubinoskum has worked for the Cree board of Health and Social Services of James Bay.
As a residential school survivor, Miiyubinoskum founded his own healing in ancestral teaching and rituals, Mediation,and reconnecting back to Mother Earth. today, his work focuses on helping others heal from, and raise awareness about, the trauma and persistent social issues associated with residential schools.

He is currently Coordinator for the Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatisiiun Department of the CBHSSJB, where he contributes to transforming the way of life, health, and Miyupimaatisiin (Wellness) for Cree individuals, families, and communities by introducing traditional practices and methods into CBHSSJB’s overall mandate.

 Transformations: Stories of Partnership, Resilience and Positive Change in Nepal

When: Friday, February 5th from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Centre for international Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Join the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC), World Accord, the University of Waterloo School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) in the Faculty of Environment, and St. Paul`s University College for a public panel discussion, photojournalism exhibit launch and reception on the complex social, political, and environmental realities in Nepal after the earthquake in April 2015.

Reminder and Information


2016 Sangster Award

CODATA Canada would appreciate your assistance in bringing the following Sangster Award announcement to the attention of potential applicants.

This award will enable a Canadian graduate student enrolled in a Canadian university, or recent graduate (within 3 years of graduation and of Canadian citizenship), to attend and present his or her work at the 25th International CODATA Conference (jointly organized with World Data System), SciDataCon 2016, “Advancing the Frontiers of Data in Research”, 11-13 September, Denver, Colorado (USA).

 

Opportunities


Call for Proposals – SMF Research Symposium
When: April 1st, 2016

This year’s them considers culture quite broadly, and invited an exploration of intersecting cultural identities (or pluralities) in families, relationships and sexuality research and the discourses this research produces

Proposal deadlines February 12th, 2016
Please send proposals to Jess Huston
projectmanager@smfsymposium.ca

For more information visit their website : smfsymposium.ca

 

Jobs


 

Community Animator – Manager of Strategic Engagement

Email: tamarack@tamarackcommunity.ca

Web: http://www.tamarackcommunity.ca

Tamarack is looking for the right person who has a strong interest in supporting the fundraising function at Tamarack, understands the value of strategic engagement with key stakeholders to the resilience of an organization and wants to make a difference in the world. The Manager of Strategic Engagement will support the President and Directors to meet Tamarack’s fundraising and stakeholder engagement goals. In addition, the Manager of Strategic Engagement will work with the President to manage and support his directors and the Tamarack board. This position is an essential component of our growing team and the ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about taking on a variety of tasks.

The President of Tamarack is the lead fundraiser for Tamarack and also provides strategy and coaching to Tamarack’s 5 Directors in their efforts to raise funds. Tamarack will raise $15 – $20 million over the next 5 years to support our work in poverty reduction and community innovation and to provide more than 55,000 people days of training and coaching. This will include more than $3 million from donors and $3 – $5 million through government grants.

Tamarack has more than 250 stakeholders and partners including thought leaders, top tier learners, learning event partners and funders.

Tamarack is a registered charitable organization that develops and supports learning communities that help people to collaborate, co-generate knowledge and achieve collective impact on complex community issues. Our vision is to build a connected force for community change. Join us as we discover how communities can act together for positive change! Learn more about Tamarack go to http://www.tamarackcommunity.ca and click on About Tamarack and the Staff Page.

Reporting:

The Manager of Strategic Engagement will take direction from and report directly to the President, Tamarack and be supported by the Director of Engagement. The Manager of Strategic Engagement is a member of the, Engagement team, Operations team and the overall Tamarack team and will be required to contribute to the achievement of Tamarack’s overall strategic goals and deliverables.

Work Environment:

This job is full-time and, as with most jobs at Tamarack, can be home-based, at an office close to home or performed occasionally at Tamarack’s office at the University of Waterloo. The Manager of Strategic Engagement will travel to Waterloo on a bi weekly basis to meet with the President and will be asked to take occasional trips for training, to support learning events or to represent Tamarack at strategic events.

Tamarack provides a competitive salary with benefits and an RRSP package. We operate within a progressive management philosophy. This is a full- time 40 hour per week position and is rated at between $55,000 and $65,000 per year. This role also qualifies for a senior community animator designation which has a salary range up to $75,000.

Key tasks:

Community Animator:

  • Follows processes and uses technologies consistent with the CA role.
  •  Leads or supports event logistics, the learner experience, writing and editing, social media management, as well as management and development of an online database, websites and communities of practice.
  • Uses key skills (art and science) associated with CAs and is on track to become a senior community animator.

Fundraising Support:

  • Maintain prospect CRM
  • Prospect research and Prospect engagement
  • Grant writing and grant coaching with directors
  • Create fundraising materials
  • Campaign planning
  • Donor reports
  • Support CAs and directors with grant reports.

Top 100

  • Maintain “Top 100″ CRM
  • Develop and execute an engagement strategy with directors.
  • Support the President and directors to meet their strategic engagement goals

 

Leadership support

  • Support President with his Director meetings and internal and external stakeholder engagement including scheduling, building agenda’s and in between meeting follow up.
  • Support President and directors in hiring.
  • Support President’s custom services portfolio, teaching and writing.
  • Supports President with board and annual meeting.
  • Take on special projects for directors related to organizational excellence.
  • Occasionally attends director team meetings .

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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Undergrad Bulletin – February 2nd – February 23rd

Highlights
Events

  • PACS Field Studies Information Session
  • PACS Society Social
  • “Burma’s Transformation” – a talk with Ambassador Mark McDowell
  • “The Need for Reconciliation in Canada” – A discussion with Miiyubinoskum (He who brings new life), Abraham Bearskin
  • Transformations: Stories of Partnership, Resilience and Positive Change in Nepal

Reminders/Information

  • Criminology Study – Department of Sociology and Legal Studies
  • PACS Scholarships

Opportunities

  • Operation Groundswell – Backpacking with a purpose

 

 

 Events


PACS Field Studies Information Session
When: Wednesday, February 3rd from 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Room: CGR 2202 (Community Education Room

Thinking about a field study? Join us to learn more about field studies, including what to expect, how to prepare, and why it’s a great thing to do! this us your opportunity to hear personal experiences from previous field study students and get all your questions answered.
Pizza will be provided

PACS Society Social
When: Thursday, February 4th  from 6pm – 8pm
Location:
Conrad Grebel University College room 1301

The big day is finally here and we’re “pac”kin’ in the party! Join us THIS THURSDAY (6pm to 8pm) in room 1301 at Conrad Grebel for a night of games, discussion, fun and food! Give us a shout if you can make it we can’t wait to see you 🙂

“Burma’s Transformation” – A Talk with Ambassador Mark McDowell
When: February 5 at 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Location: Balsillie School of International Affairs – Room A120

Burma is at a critical moment in its history. After decades of authoritarian rule, it has recently become one of the world’s newest democracies. While the future holds great promise, the transition has been anything but smooth.

Mark McDowell will offer insights into the transformative changes currently taking place in Burma, highlighting both the opportunities and challenges confronting the country as it re-engages with the international community after years of isolation, and the implications for Canadian policy

About the speaker:MarkMcDowell-135x189

Ambassador Mark McDowell joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1994 and has served abroad in New York, Taipei, Bangkok, and Beijing. At headquarters his most recent position was Director of Public Diplomacy and Domestic Outreach, and he has worked extensively on international Aboriginal/Indigenous issues.

He received his BA in History and Philosophy from the University of Toronto, and has Masters degrees from the University of Toronto and Harvard University. From 2008-09 he was an Asia Research Fellow at the Ash Institute for Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Mark McDowell is Canada’s first resident Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and presented his credentials to H.E. President U Thein Sein on August 14, 2013

“The Need for Reconciliation in Canada” – A discussion with Miiyubinoskum (He who brings new life), Abraham Bearskin
When: February 5, 2016 from 12:00pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre – Room 228
(Lunch provided)

Abraham-Bearskin-300x225A Cree Elder from Chisasibi on the eastern shores of James Bay, Miiyubinoskum has worked for the Cree board of Health and Social Services of James Bay.
As a residential school survivor, Miiyubinoskum founded his own healing in ancestral teaching and rituals, Mediation,and reconnecting back to Mother Earth. today, his work focuses on helping others heal from, and raise awareness about, the trauma and persistent social issues associated with residential schools.

He is currently Coordinator for the Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatisiiun Department of the CBHSSJB, where he contributes to transforming the way of life, health, and Miyupimaatisiin (Wellness) for Cree individuals, families, and communities by introducing traditional practices and methods into CBHSSJB’s overall mandate.

 Transformations: Stories of Partnership, Resilience and Positive Change in Nepal

When: Friday, February 5th from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Centre for international Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Join the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC), World Accord, the University of Waterloo School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) in the Faculty of Environment, and St. Paul`s University College for a public panel discussion, photojournalism exhibit launch and reception on the complex social, political, and environmental realities in Nepal after the earthquake in April 2015.

 

 

Reminder and Information


 

Criminology Study – Department of Sociology and Legal Studies

Dr. Owen Gallupe, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo is leading a study examining the effect of the sight of rewards on task performance. Gallupe is looking for undergraduate students to participate in a one time, 35 minute experiment. This study has implications for incentive programs to promote good behaviour in prison settings.

All participants will be provided with a $20 gift card to local businesses for their participation in this research.

Participation will include a simple mental task followed by a short questionnaire.

You must be an undergraduate student at least 18 years of age to participate in this study. The experiment will be conducted in the Psychology, Anthropology, and Sociology (PAS) building, room 2061. Your identity will remain strictly confidential. All information you provide will be treated as anonymous.

If you are a student currently on a co-op semester off campus, please note that you will likely be unable to participate this semester given the majority of sessions occur between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm. Please consider this before responding to participate.

If you would like to participate, have additional questions, or would like additional information to assist you in reaching a decision about participation, please contact Pat Lalonde by email at p2lalond@uwaterloo.ca. You can also contact Dr. Gallupe at ogallupe@uwaterloo.ca or 519-888-4567 ext. 33361.

If you choose to participate, Pat Lalonde (p2lalond@uwaterloo.ca) will work with you to find a suitable time. Please exercise patience as the scheduling process can take some time to complete.

PACS Scholarships

Through donor generosity, Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) is able to make some funds available annually to PACS students.  Funds are available to support PACS students who are making outstanding contributions to the program through scholarly achievement in courses, research, and/or leadership in peace related activities. Applications are received in the Winter term for awards that are given out in the following Fall term

 

Opportunities


 

Operation Groundswell
Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs international volunteering programs, focusing on social justice issues and working alongside local activists, organizations, and communities. We are looking for globally untitledconscious and socially active students who want to spend their summer exploring some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world

 

 

 


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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Undergrad Bulletin – January 19th to February 2nd

Highlights

Events

  • Cinema Politica documentary screening : The house I live in
  • Sever Ties Referendum
  • The soldier, the diplomat and the humanitarian. Navigating the security-development nexus – Lecture with Jenny Baechler
  • “Stories as Maps in Indigenous Rhetorical Practice” a talk with Dr. Malea Powell
Reminders/Information
  • Waterloo Region Welcomes Refugees
  • Undergraduate Awards Database
Opportunities
  • Summer Study Abroad Experience at the American university in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Job Posting
  • Service Coordinator – Community Justice Initiatives
  • Peace camp – Day Camp Director and School Workshop Director

 

Events

Cinema Politica Documentary Screening : The House I live in

When: January 20th @ 7pm to 10pm
Location: The Princess Cinemas. 46 King Street N

As America remains embroiled in overseas conflict, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans. For over forty years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before.

Filmed in more than twenty states and shortlisted for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN captures a definitive and heart-wrenching portrait of individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America’s longest war, revealing its profound human rights implications.

Sever Ties Referendum

In November 2015, the Federation of Students received a petition of over 4000 signatures to initiate a referendum for the following question:

“Do you think the University of Waterloo should sever ties with the following institutions due to their complicity in violations of the human rights of Palestinians: University of Haifa, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, and the Weizmann Institute of Science?”

As per the Feds by-laws, “A Referendum for any purpose connected with the affairs of the Corporation may only be called by: A requisition in writing of either twenty-nine hundred (2900) voting members or at least ten percent (10%) of the voting members of the Corporation, whichever is fewer..” Feds President Chris Lolas was then to verify the validity of the signatures. It was determined that over 2900 signatures were from voting members of Feds, and a referendum was called.
As per the Feds Elections and Referenda procedures, the “All-committee meeting” will form the YES and NO campaign committees, and elect a Chair for each side. All undergraduate students are welcome to join either committee at this meeting. The meeting will also cover the rules of campaigning for each side.

Any questions can be directed to the Elections and Referendum Officer at elections@feds.ca or the President at pres@feds.ca

Vote January 25th– 27th at vote.feds.ca

The soldier, the diplomat and the humanitarian. Navigating the security-development nexus – Lecture with Jenny Baechler

When: Friday, January 22 from 2:30-4:00pm
Location: Arts Lecture Hall (AL), room 113

Increasingly we understand that tackling some of society’s complex problems involves leveraging knowledge, skills and perspectives of multiple actors. What challenges are present when networks of people and organizations who aren’t ‘built’ to work together are required to share an operational space? We’ll explore this question through the inter-related issues of global insecurity and global underdevelopment.

Jenny Baechler holds an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the European University Centre for Peace Studies and is a PhD Candidate in Dalhousie’s Interdisciplinary PhD program. She is also a lecturer in the Rowe School of Business and the Associate Director of Dal’s Corporate Residency MBA Program.  Her research integrates the fields of public administration, peace/conflict studies, international development studies and complexity theory and explores opportunities for and barriers to cross-boundary collaboration (whole-of-government) within the context of international stabilisation and peacebuilding efforts.

“Stories as Maps in Indigenous Rhetorical Practice” A talk with Dr. Malea Powell
When: January 29th @3:30
Location: PAS 2438Dr. Powell directs the Rhetoric and Writing program at Michigan State, where she also teaches in the American Studies and American Indian Studies programs. Her research focuses on the rhetorics of survivance used by 19th-century American Indian intellectuals, and on the material cultural rhetorics of American Indian artists. Her talk at Waterloo will be drawn from her recent research using Sarah Winnemucca’s Life Among the Piutes as a map for a journey around Nevada and Oregon.

 

 Reminders/Information


 

Waterloo Region Welcomes Refuges

The local refugee/immigrant supporting agencies have created a ‘hub’ to welcome refugees to Waterloo Region, with info about how to help. Check out their website to see how you can get involved and volunteer

Visit their website here

Undergraduate Awards Database
The Undergraduate Awards Database is available to assist current undergraduate students explore award and funding opportunities at Waterloo.

Visit the database here

Opportunities


 

Summer Study Abroad experience at the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AUBiH)
When: June 20th – August 14th, 2016
Duration: 8 weeks

Students will have a rare opportunity to absorb knowledge and learn about Bosnian Culture, way of life and traditions. As a short term resident scholars, students would gain an insight and study international dynamics and challenges of state and nation building in this post-conflict society on the door step of the European Union. 

AUBiH specially designed eight summer programs:
1. Peace and Conflict
2. Energy and Environment
3. Balkan Geopolitics and Security Studies
4. Cyber Security Investigations and Forensics
5. Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Language and Culture
6. ESL – English as a Second Language
7. Sarajevo International Film and Art Program
8. South East Europe Study Tour

 
For more information check out their website here
CoPilot Fellowship Program
The Fellowship provides four days of intensive training and skills development in social innovation followed by 7 months of mentorship and peer-to-peer support for a project or idea that they are working on.
 
It is an ideal journey for those youth who believe in the power of social innovation and entrepreneurship to change the world.  Included in the training are sessions covering:
 
  • Mindfulness and reflective practice
  • Systems Thinking
  • Design and Design Thinking
  • Psychology of Social Change
  • Leadership
  • Integrating, Scaling and Sustaining Change
Based in Toronto, the program is free for participants and travel and accommodation is covered for those selected who live outside of the city.
 
Learn more about the program at www.copilotfellowship.ca.
 
The deadline to apply is January 28th.  
 
Job Opportunities

Service Coordinator
Community Justice Initiatives
Position Status: Full Time
Hours: 35 hours per week
Wage: $21.03/hour
Start Date: TBD – contract until March 31, 2017 with a possibility of extension
 
Scope of Position:
Community Justice Initiatives is accepting applications for a Service Coordinator.
The Service Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Programs and Program Coordinator and will be responsible for developing and implementing a reintegration support program for men coming out of the justice system.
Community Justice Initiatives is an organization which has pioneered innovative programs in restorative justice for 40 years. Our mission is to inspire safe, healthy and peaceful communities, one resolution at a time.
 

Key Responsibilities:
 Develop a reintegration support program for men leaving incarceration
 Develop and maintain strong partnerships with New Directions halfway house and Stonehenge Therapeutic Community
Adapt Stride and BackHome models, processes and materials to reflect the needs of men coming out of incarceration
 Design, plan and facilitate regular rec night programming in both New Directions and Stonehenge locations
 Recruit, train and supervise volunteers
 Facilitate engagement of volunteers and men in custody through rec night activities
 Facilitate annual program evaluation and initiate annual planning day
 Develop and maintain positive relationships with halfway house staff and community
Skills, Competencies and Requirements:
 Post-secondary education in the social services field and /or experiential equivalent
 Excellent leadership and organizational capabilities, along with great people skills
 In-depth understanding of restorative justice philosophy and principles
 Experience with social recreation program planning, working with volunteers, large and small group facilitation skills
 Experience and knowledge of working with men in conflict with the law, dealing with addictions and/or mental health issues
 An understanding of the reintegration needs of men leaving custody
 Ability to ensure a high level of confidentiality
 Must have availability to work a minimum of 2 evenings/week
 Must have access to reliable transportation, a valid Ontario G class licence and minimum $1M liability insurance
 Police reference check will be required

 
This posting will be open until January 28, 2016. Please apply with a cover letter and resume to:
 
Bernice Burnett
Community Justice Initiatives
49 Queen St. N., Kitchener, ON N2H 2G9
Fax 519-744-6502
berniceb@cjiwr.com
Peace Camp
Peace Camp 2015 (2)
Day Camp Director
POSITION DETAILS: Start Date: February 22, 2016
Rate of Pay: $14.00/hour
This will be contract position for a total of 500 hours between February and August 2016. The hours/month breakdown is as follows:
 Up to 30 hours during the period of February-April
30 hours per week for the period of May 2-August 26, 2016

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Experience developing summer camp or educational programming.
2. Lived experience with the principles of peace and social justice.
3. Previous experience working with children and youth, particularly in a summer camp or
comparable setting.
4. Ability to work effectively with people from various cultural backgrounds.
5. Strong communication, problem solving, and organizational skills.
6. Experience in planning and implementing programs, particularly recreational programs for children.
7. Experience in dealing with challenging behaviours of children.
8. Experience and training in supervising volunteers and/or staff.
9. Hold a current Emergency First Aid Certificate.
10. Post-secondary studies in Peace and Conflict Studies or a related field would be an asset.
11. Commitment to understand and uphold the mission and values of Conrad Grebel University College and other partner organizations for Peace Camp.
12. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle may be an asset.
13. Eligible to participate in the Canada Summer Jobs program (see:
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/epb/yi/yep/programs/scpp.shtml).
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Address cover letter and resume to Paul Penner: eppenner@uwaterloo.ca
Application deadline: January 29, 2016

School Workshop Director
POSITION DETAILS: Start Date: February 22, 2016
Rate of Pay: $14.00/hour
This will be contract position for a total of 500 hours between February and August 2016. The hours/month breakdown is as follows:
Up to 50 hours during the period of February-April
35 hours per week for the period of May 2-June 24, 2016
25 hours per week during the period of June 27-August 26, 2016
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Experience developing summer camp or educational programming.
2. Lived experience with the principles of peace and social justice.
3. Previous experience working with children and youth, particularly in a summer camp or
comparable setting.
4. Ability to work effectively with people from various cultural backgrounds.
5. Strong communication, problem solving, and organizational skills.
6. Experience in planning and implementing programs, particularly recreational programs for children.
7. Experience in dealing with challenging behaviours of children.
8. Experience and training in supervising volunteers and/or staff.
9. Hold a current Emergency First Aid Certificate.
10. Post-secondary education in Peace and Conflict Studies or a related field would be an asset.
11. Commitment to understand and uphold the mission and values of Conrad Grebel University College and other partner organizations for Peace Camp.
12. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is an asset.
13. Eligible to participate in the Canada Summer Jobs program (see:
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/epb/yi/yep/programs/scpp.shtml).
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Address cover letter and resume to Paul Penner: eppenner@uwaterloo.ca
Application deadline: January 29, 2016

Grad Bulletin – January 19th – February 2nd

Highlights


 

Events

  • Cinema Politica documentary screening : The house I live in
  • Sever Ties Referendum
  • The soldier, the diplomat and the humanitarian. Navigating the security-development nexus – Lecture with Jenny Baechler
Reminders/Information
  • Waterloo Region Welcomes Refugees
  • GRADventure : Graduate professional development skills program
Opportunities
  • Applied Studies in Peacemaking : Caux Scholars Program
  • Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition
  • Apply Now for the 2016 Canadian School of Peacebuilding
  • Ontario Internship Program (OIP) now hiring for 2016
Jobs
  • Program Consultant – World Renew
  • Service Coordinator – Community Justice Initiatives

 

Events


 

Cinema Politica Documentary Screening : The House I live in

When: January 20th @ 7pm to 10pm
Location: The Princess Cinemas. 46 King Street N

As America remains embroiled in overseas conflict, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans. For over forty years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before.

Filmed in more than twenty states and shortlisted for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN captures a definitive and heart-wrenching portrait of individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America’s longest war, revealing its profound human rights implications.

Sever Ties Referendum

In November 2015, the Federation of Students received a petition of over 4000 signatures to initiate a referendum for the following question:

“Do you think the University of Waterloo should sever ties with the following institutions due to their complicity in violations of the human rights of Palestinians: University of Haifa, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, and the Weizmann Institute of Science?”

As per the Feds by-laws, “A Referendum for any purpose connected with the affairs of the Corporation may only be called by: A requisition in writing of either twenty-nine hundred (2900) voting members or at least ten percent (10%) of the voting members of the Corporation, whichever is fewer..” Feds President Chris Lolas was then to verify the validity of the signatures. It was determined that over 2900 signatures were from voting members of Feds, and a referendum was called.
As per the Feds Elections and Referenda procedures, the “All-committee meeting” will form the YES and NO campaign committees, and elect a Chair for each side. All undergraduate students are welcome to join either committee at this meeting. The meeting will also cover the rules of campaigning for each side.

Any questions can be directed to the Elections and Referendum Officer at elections@feds.ca or the President at pres@feds.ca

Vote January 25th– 27th at vote.feds.ca

The soldier, the diplomat and the humanitarian. Navigating the security-development nexus – Lecture with Jenny Baechler

When: Friday, January 22 from 2:30-4:00pm
Location: Arts Lecture Hall (AL), room 113

Increasingly we understand that tackling some of society’s complex problems involves leveraging knowledge, skills and perspectives of multiple actors. What challenges are present when networks of people and organizations who aren’t ‘built’ to work together are required to share an operational space? We’ll explore this question through the inter-related issues of global insecurity and global underdevelopment.

Jenny Baechler holds an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the European University Centre for Peace Studies and is a PhD Candidate in Dalhousie’s Interdisciplinary PhD program. She is also a lecturer in the Rowe School of Business and the Associate Director of Dal’s Corporate Residency MBA Program.  Her research integrates the fields of public administration, peace/conflict studies, international development studies and complexity theory and explores opportunities for and barriers to cross-boundary collaboration (whole-of-government) within the context of international stabilisation and peacebuilding efforts.

 

Reminders and Information


Waterloo Region Welcomes Refuges

The local refugee/immigrant supporting agencies have created a ‘hub’ to welcome refugees to Waterloo Region, with info about how to help. Check out their website to see how you can get involved and volunteer

Visit their website here

GRADventure

​ GRADventure is a central hub of professional development resources designed specifically for graduate students at the University of Waterloo.

It’s a “one-stop shop,” where you’ll find relevant resources, special events listings, and details about upcoming workshops that were designed for you. We know that graduate students have unique needs when it comes to professional development; that’s why GRADventure events and resources are open exclusively to graduate students (and sometimes postdocs).

No matter which career path you choose to pursue, we’ve got you covered. We have workshops that range from effective writing and research strategies, to academic and professional integrity, to grant proposals and a workshop focused on “translating academic experience to industry” in your job applications.

Explore our offerings, which are organized into three series: inquire, connect, and strategize. 

 

Opportunities


 

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition at the University of Waterloo

The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) is a university-wide competition for research-based masters and doctoral students at the University of Waterloo.

Competitors have 1 static slide and 3 minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research to a non-specialist audience.

The 3MT was established by the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008 and has quickly gained momentum in the years following it’s inception. In September 2010 the first Trans-Tasman competition was held, with 33 universities participating from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

In April 2013 the first Ontario provincial 3MT competition was held at Queen’s University, Kingston. Subsequent provincial competitions have been held at McMaster University, Hamilton (2014), and Western University, London (2015). This year the provincial 3MT will be hosted by our neighbours down the street at Wilfrid Laurier University, on Thursday, April 14, 2016.

The winners of the provincial 3MT competition advance to the National Three Minute Thesis competition, which is hosted by the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS).

The deadline for students to register for the event is February 5, 2016.

Register online here https://uwaterloo.ca/three-minute-thesis/register-compete-3mt

Apply Now for the 2016 – Canadian School of Peacebuilding

You are invited you to join us at the 8th annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP), which will be held June 13-17 and 20-24, 2016, in Winnipeg, Canada. Registration is available online or using our PDF forms at csop.cmu.ca/registration/.

Our five-day format allows time to build meaningful relationships and for deep exploration of ideas.  At only $542 for a week of training ($748 for academic credit), CSOP offers world-class training at rates much lower than most other programs or conferences.

Are you wondering if the CSOP is right for you?  Unsure if you would fit in?  The CSOP community is wildly diverse and if you are interested in learning more about peace, the CSOP is a fit for you.  Anyone who is 21 or older, has a high school diploma and speaks English qualifies to participate.

Our five-day courses this year, as always, touch on a range of topics, including indigenous stories, restorative justice, community development, trauma healing, biblical healing, arts and peacebuilding and peace skills.  We’ve brought back some our our best instructors and we’re bringing in other world-class instructors who will be at the CSOP for the first time

If you have any questions or want more information, check out our website or send Valerie Smith and Wendy Kroeker (CSOP Co-Directors) an e-mail at csop@cmu.ca

Ontario Internship Program (OIP) is now accepting applications for 2016! Check out their website here to see what jobs are avaliable

 

Job Opportunities

Program Consultant – World Renew

Department: Latin America Ministries Team (LAMT)
Reports to: Latin America Ministries Team Leader
Status: 100% FTE, exempt
Salary Level: 12

PURPOSE:
This position will be based in Honduras and will contribute to the achievement of World Renew’s strategy in country and the overall strategy, policies and functioning of the Latin America Ministry Team. This position also shares responsibility to ensure that position priorities, as well as in-country and regional strategies, are in alignment with World Renew’s mission, values and strategic plan.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Program Consultation
Work with partner organizations, providing consultation and training to improve policies, programs and systems:
• Implement and improve the community transformation strategy (ensuring community capacity building and the attainment of impacts)
• Implement and improve quality of community development programs in sectors including income generation, health, education, agriculture and diaconal service (ensuring outcomes)
• Strengthen partner organizations (ensuring organizational capacity building)

2. Resource Development and Constituency Relations
• Work with partner organizations to write and submit grant proposals for funding outside of World Renew financing. This will be a focus of the position and includes working with partners to establish and maintain funding from multiple donors
• In coordination with the agency’s constituency relations team, provide photos, stories, video clips, gift catalog suggestions and other information necessary to cultivate relationships with churches and individuals across North America and build financial support for community development
• In coordination with the agency’s constituency relations team, visit and make presentations to schools, churches and individuals when in North America to foster learning, engagement and support for World Renew’s ministry

3. Field Activities
• Contribute to the in-country strategy and ensure alignment with World Renew’s foundational policies
• Contribute to the successful completion of World Renew activity in-country: budgeting, planning, monthly financial reporting, quarterly program reporting and coordinating with other agencies for joint activities
• Participate in the Honduras country team, composed of various other agency and denominational staff
• Encourage World Renew partner organizations to participate actively in existing networks in the country or build a consortium of local-level organizations with which World Renew has worked

4. World Renew Organizational Activities
• Translate the plans, budgets, and reports of partner organizations into format(s) needed within World Renew
• Produce plans, reports and narratives as required
• Facilitate donor and/or home office staff as needed
• Assist in disaster response activities, when required in-country

5. Team Activities
• Participate in LAMT meetings to help the team develop its strategy and policies and/or represent LAMT decisions and strategies in consultation relationships with partner organizations
• Contribute to the refinement and growth of the LAMT strategy, encouraging alignment with World Renew’s strategic plan
• Contribute to at least one ongoing function of the LAMT, such as representing the team on a working group or serving as a liaison to one of the functional teams
• Provide coaching in an area of technical expertise

6. Other Activities
Perform other duties as assigned, including miscellaneous tasks necessary for functioning in country (i.e. spiritual retreat planning, assist in planning for ministry team assemblies, liaison with other agencies)

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position is not responsible to supervise other World Renew staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Committed to serving Jesus Christ, consistent with the values of World Renew and the Christian Reformed Church
2. Demonstrated ability to implement, improve and integrate community development programs through consultation; this includes building trust cross-culturally and across organizations
3. Demonstrated commitment to promote a work environment that values diversity and equality, as well as maintain respectful relationships with others
4. Demonstrated commitment to work towards gender equality in all aspects of our programming, plans, policies and organizational structure
5. Commitment to core development and disaster response concepts, models and values
6. Excellent communication (both written and verbal) skills to advance program development, monitoring and reporting
7. Demonstrated financial skills in budgeting, understanding financial reports, and providing oversight
8. Demonstrated ability to work in a team setting and develop team skills in others
9. Proactive and able to work with minimal supervision
10. Advanced competence in Microsoft Word and Excel

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
1. A bachelor’s degree is required, in a field related to international development (agriculture and/or economic growth and/or livelihoods) is a definite asset
2. Minimum of two years of work experience in a cross cultural context in community development and organizational consultation , in one or more area(s) of microfinance, agricultural economics, community development, literacy, or community health, is required
3. Grant writing and project management experience is a definite asset

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Fluent/proficient in both Spanish and English and able to work professionally in both languages

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Living and travel conditions with unreliable access to water and electricity and increased exposure to illness
2. Travel in insecure and/or impoverished areas that have no infrastructure or support structures
3. Travel up to 30% of the time to carry out assigned duties in-country, in-region and in North America

 

Service Coordinator
Community Justice Initiatives
Position Status: Full Time
Hours: 35 hours per week
Wage: $21.03/hour
Start Date: TBD – contract until March 31, 2017 with a possibility of extension
Scope of Position:
Community Justice Initiatives is accepting applications for a Service Coordinator.
The Service Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Programs and Program Coordinator and will be responsible for developing and implementing a reintegration support program for men coming out of the justice system.
Community Justice Initiatives is an organization which has pioneered innovative programs in restorative justice for 40 years. Our mission is to inspire safe, healthy and peaceful communities, one resolution at a time.

Key Responsibilities:
 Develop a reintegration support program for men leaving incarceration
 Develop and maintain strong partnerships with New Directions halfway house and Stonehenge Therapeutic Community
Adapt Stride and BackHome models, processes and materials to reflect the needs of men coming out of incarceration
 Design, plan and facilitate regular rec night programming in both New Directions and Stonehenge locations
 Recruit, train and supervise volunteers
 Facilitate engagement of volunteers and men in custody through rec night activities
 Facilitate annual program evaluation and initiate annual planning day
 Develop and maintain positive relationships with halfway house staff and community
Skills, Competencies and Requirements:
 Post-secondary education in the social services field and /or experiential equivalent
 Excellent leadership and organizational capabilities, along with great people skills
 In-depth understanding of restorative justice philosophy and principles
 Experience with social recreation program planning, working with volunteers, large and small group facilitation skills
 Experience and knowledge of working with men in conflict with the law, dealing with addictions and/or mental health issues
 An understanding of the reintegration needs of men leaving custody
 Ability to ensure a high level of confidentiality
 Must have availability to work a minimum of 2 evenings/week
 Must have access to reliable transportation, a valid Ontario G class licence and minimum $1M liability insurance
 Police reference check will be required

This posting will be open until January 28, 2016. Please apply with a cover letter and resume to:
Bernice Burnett
Community Justice Initiatives
49 Queen St. N., Kitchener, ON N2H 2G9
Fax 519-744-6502
berniceb@cjiwr.com