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. Jan. 19, 2018January Alumni Profile: Erin RileyErin Riley

    Erin Riley’s passion for learning and desire to have a positive impact on those around her led her on many adventures both during her time as a PACS student and in the years afterwards.

  2. Jan. 4, 2018PACS Newsletter - January 4th, 2018PACS Header

    Winter Welcome Back!
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  3. Dec. 14, 2017December Alumni Profile: Kenny HildebrandKenny Hildebrand

    "I’m learning things in law school about alternative dispute methods that I already knew coming into this degree, so I can go even deeper with the content. I can ask more questions because I have that foundational knowledge"

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  1. Jan. 8 to Apr. 13, 2018Beyond Essays: Approaching Peace Education DifferentlyBeyond Essays

    Conrad Grebel University College’s Peace and Conflict Studies program (PACS) at the University of Waterloo was the first peace studies program in Canada, and has remained a leader in peace education for 40 years.

  2. Feb. 9 to 11, 2018The Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship ConferenceRestorative Justice

    The Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship (ICPF) conference began in 1948 at Goshen College and represents the peace societies and other peace and justice interested students of Mennonite and affiliated colleges/universities in Canada and the United States.

  3. Mar. 10, 2018March Break Open House

    Come and see what Grebel and University of Waterloo have to offer! This open house is for students looking to attend UWaterloo in Fall 2018 or beyond! 

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