Constable Eric Boynton, recipient of the Rotary Peace Scholarship and alumni of both the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) and Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) programs here at Conrad Grebel, is extremely thankful for the funding the scholarship provided him. During his time in the MPACS program, Eric worked full-time. His partner was also in school, and they had a newborn at home. The Rotary scholarship funding alleviated the financial pressure of continued education, giving him the financial security he needed to focus on and complete his schooling – without which he may have been an entirely different person now.
Peace and Conflict Studies courses at Conrad Grebel University College are taught by a number of highly trained and experienced individuals who are experts in their fields. These include many adjunct instructors, as well as Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors. While all of these individuals are engaged in exciting projects, the following are just a few examples of what professors in the PACS program have been up to lately.
The Conflict Management Certificate Program at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies believes that each person can learn how to deal with conflict in a healthy, effective manner. Stress, anger and broken relationships need not result. Instead, conflict can provide an opportunity to explore new ideas and work more competently and productively with others.
Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) students and Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) students have the opportunity to explore and apply the theories that they learn in the classroom through a variety of programs that take them out of the classroom.