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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. May 10, 2018Pursuing Peace: Stories from Home and AbroadBob Rae giving speech at a podium

    In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Waterloo, on April 20 Conrad Grebel University College hosted a sold-out gala dinner featuring the Honourable Bob Rae as keynote speaker.

  2. May 7, 2018Peace through Artistic Expression: Peace and Conflict Studies Bridges Academia and ArtThree framed photographs of a young black man

    Last week, the University of Waterloo hosted its 10th annual Teaching and Learning Conference. Each year, the conference brings together instructors from a variety of faculties and departments to share research and teaching strategies through interactive workshops and panel discussions.

  3. Apr. 20, 2018April Alumni Profile: Nina Bailey-DickNina Bailey-Dick

    When Nina Bailey-Dick began at the University of Waterloo (1992-1999) she knew that it was community development that interested her, and since the university did not offer this as a program, she chose to purse a General Arts degree with a PACS option; taking courses that would prepare her for working in community development.

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  1. May 26, 2018You @ Waterloo Day

    Students with offers of admission to University of Waterloo are invited to attend a special open house with a focus on finding the right place to live! 

    Come experience what residence life at Grebel is like! Onsite applications to residence and interviews will be offered.

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