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. Mar. 29, 2018March Alumni Profile: Stephen KotevStephen Kotev

    Stephen Kotev has dedicated his professional career to the practice and study of conflict resolution. His first exposure to conflict resolution began as a high school peer mediator over twenty years ago.

  2. Mar. 1, 2018PACS Newsletter - March 1st, 2018PACS Header

    March 1st
    Bi-Weekly Bulletin

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  3. Feb. 15, 2018Students question traditional justice practices in favour of a more peaceful alternative ICPF Committee

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  1. Apr. 20, 2018Pursuing Peace: Stories from Home and AbroadPACS 40

    Fundraising Dinner - Celebrating 40 years of PACS

    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.

    Join us as we celebrate 40 years of peace education.

    Keynote speaker: Hon. Bob Rae

    Proceeds benefit the MPACS Student Support Fund

  2. 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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