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Peace and Conflict Studies

Exciting PACS courses coming in Winter 2019!

We've got lots of great PACS courses offered in the Winter 2019 term including two new Special Topics courses! Check out the full list of offerings!


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. Nov. 12, 2018PACS Newsletter - November 12th, 2018PACS Newsletter banner: picture of a laptop keyboard with the words

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  2. Oct. 30, 2018Humans of PACS - Hannah HaightImage of Hannah Haight smiling into the camera while holding a black cat.

    Hi PACS students! If you don't know me already, I'm Hannah. I'm a 4th year Peace and Conflict Studies & English student, minoring in Women's Studies. I'm also currently working as the PACS Communications Assistant for the 2018-2019 school year.  

    Here’s my entry for Humans of PACS. Message us on social media or email pacsasst@uwaterloo.ca if you’re interested in sharing!

  3. Oct. 29, 2018PACS Newsletter - October 29thPACS Newsletter banner: image of pumpkins with the title

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  1. Oct. 18 to Dec. 20, 2018Cultural Translation: Negotiated Third Spaces and Those Who Live TherePoster detailing information about the Cultural Translation exhibit.

    Soheila Esfahani

    This exhibition features the work of artist and cultural translator Soheila Esfahani. As an Iranian Canadian, Soheila has lived in what she calls a “negotiated third space” and her artwork emerges from her reflections on this experience.

  2. Nov. 18, 2018Restorative Justice Week with Ray and Vi DonavanThe Power of Restorative Justive Event banner

    Conrad Grebel University College and Mennonite Central Committee Ontario are excited to be hosting Ray & Vi Donovan from the United Kingdom as guest speakers for Restorative Justice Week in November.  As parents of an 18 year old boy murdered in the street 16 years ago, they work passionately to give voice to a restorative justice approach, through education and creating system change in areas such as policing and probation.  

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