Bob Rae.

Celebrating 40 years of peace education

In 1977, an academic concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies was formally launched at University of Waterloo.  It was the first undergraduate peace studies program at a Canadian university. That same year, the student-run Peace Society was created at Conrad Grebel University College. Now in its 40th year, the PACS program at Waterloo continues to be a leader in peace education, providing a vibrant, interdisciplinary learning experience at an undergraduate, master’s, and certificate level.

In celebration of this important milestone, on April 20, 2018, Peace and Conflict Studies hosted a gala featuring keynote speaker Hon. Bob Rae. Proceeds from the event went to the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies Student Support Fund. This fund supports full-time MPACS students by providing scholarships for Canadian and international students who contribute to the enrichment of the program and demonstrate strong academic ability.


Keynote speaker Hon. Bob Rae

shared stories of peace at home and abroad


alumni, donors, and friends attended the sold out Gala

Over $26,000 raised

for the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies Support Fund