Peace and Conflict Studies

What is Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS)?


Find out how peace is built in complicated situations around the world by connecting theory and practice. Learn from professors and renowned specialists in peacebuilding who have worked in the field. Gain skills and experience through an internship either locally or internationally. Choose courses from a wide variety of university departments and programs to tailor your program towards your own area of interest within the study of peace and justice in a program that recognizes equal value in both the concrete techniques and the theories of peaceful social change.

Who are PACS graduates?

PACS graduates have gone into many careers and used their training in different ways.

To learn more about what students can do after they graduate from PACS, check out our alumni profiles.

  1. July 21, 2017PACS student wins Velocity Fund $5K for female leadershipWenqi and Cassie holding cheque

    On Thursday, July 20th, Cassie Myers, a 4th year PACS student pitched at the Velocity Fund $5K competition and was selected as one of three winners!

  2. May 11, 2017PACS Grads Create a Strong SocietyMPACS Student Speaking

    "What can you do with a PACS degree?" Check out what ten of our graduates are doing to create a stronger society in the most recent edition of UWaterloo's Alumni Newsletter! Read More

  3. Apr. 18, 2017April Student Profile: Caileigh MacIsaacCaileigh MacIsaac

    Caileigh MacIsaac is a third year Arts and Business student majoring in PACS. Currently working on her fourth Co-op position as a Research Market Analyst for a renewable energy company, Caileigh has had Co-op jobs that have given her experiences across the board.

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  1. Sep. 19, 2017Film Screening of "Tickling Giants" and PACS 40th Kick Off

    The PACS Student Society is hosting a screening of Tickling Giants to kick off the Fall 2017 term, and the celebrations of the PACS 40th anniversary year.

    Tickling Giants is about Dr. Bassem Youssef, the "Egyptian Jon Stewart", who leaves his job as a heart surgeon and become a late-night comedian in Egypt. The film tells the story of how he uses his late-night comedy show as a creative and nonviolent method of protecting free speech and a leader who abuses power.

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