Grebel Fund - PACS

Support Peace and Conflict Studies

Your support for Peace and Conflict Studies will make it possible to:

  • provide students with funds for peace-building work through our undergrad PACS internship program,
  • develop new and innovative academic programs
  • fund public education events
  • provide funding for Master in PACS scholarships and internships

Your support for the Grebel Fund will make it possible to:

  • offer quality academic programs
  • nurture leadership development
  • reach our goal departmental goal of $7,500 

Give students the opportunity for hands-on peacebuilding.


Last fall, MPACS student Rafaella worked with the Pacific Centre for Peacebuilding in Suva, Fiji, in the Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership and Restorative Justice program. She supported initiatives that increased awareness and enhanced capacities in gender-sensitive peacebuilding.

Reflecting on her experience, Rafaella shared, “As part of my MPACS degree, the internship component contributed to my professional development by giving me the opportunity to get hands-on experience and learn from talented local mentors working in peacebuilding and conflict transformation in the South Pacific."

PACS undergraduate students study together

Make a credit card donation on Grebels pledge page. Simply select the fund at Grebel you wish to support and fill in your details. Your receipt for online donations will come from the University of Waterloo. Thanks!

To learn more about how your gift to Peace and Conflict Studies will impact Grebel students, contact Fred W. Martin, Director of Advancement.
519-885-0220 x24381


Since beginning my degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, I have gained a much better understanding of what connection involves and the importance of feeling connected with others. PACS is inherently rooted in community values and encourages students to consider how their actions impact others, both on a micro and macro level. The sense of connection within PACS has allowed to me build relationships with other students and professors who care as deeply about social issues as I do.

ERIKA ROSE SHEA, Peace and Conflict Studies


Despite online learning during my MPACS program since 2020, as a Grebel alumnus, I was able to keep previous relationships and build new ones. As a student, I felt that the Grebel community always had my back and was interested not only in my academic milestones but also in my well-being and skills as a student. I appreciate the faculty, staff, students, friends, and the donor community who have relentlessly supported and shown love through my education and career journey for the past 12 years! Indeed, Grebel is a global village. Grebel continues to provide a holistic approach, where connections are valued and people and students are put at the centre stage of learning and interactions.

ROSE ONGECH, Master of Peace and Conflict Studies

Studying both Music and PACS together helps me better understand how to live in harmony with the world. Music can be a wonderful way of connecting with others and building community. Peace and Conflict Studies has helped me understand the importance of taking action in the communities I am a part of and seeing things from another's point of view. I love making music with others and learning ways music can be a tool in peacebuilding.

SELAH WOELK,Music and Peace and Conflict Studies