News archive - 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Service Trip Builds Relationships

Students on the MDS trip

By Margie McCloskey, 4th Year PACS and Political Science Student

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Blog: Finding Resilience through a Moral Imagination

Michelle Jackett

By Michelle Jackett

Michelle Jackett is a graduate of the Peace and Conflict Studies program (BA ’11) and holds an MA in Conflict Transformation, specializing in Restorative Justice (‘13). She currently works as Coordinator of the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement and teaches Restorative Justice for PACS.


Did you know caterpillars turn to goop inside their cocoons before becoming butterflies? I learned this fun fact from Rebecca Solnit in her recent article “’The impossible has already happened': what coronavirus can teach us about hope.” More than a fun fact, the caterpillar’s transformation is an analogy.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Shut Up and Listen

Rachel Reist

By Rachel Reist, PACS Undergraduate Academic and Administrative Officer & Internship Coordinator

Academic advisors at UWaterloo are often the first point of contact for students who are concerned about their mental health but not sure where to go or what to do. What I have found to be the best technique in my advising practice over the last six years is “shut up and listen.”

Friday, May 15, 2020

Mental Health and Conflict Resolution Intersect

Tyalor Doss

By Elizabeth Robertson, Communications Co-op Writer

Upon graduation from Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) at Grebel and the UWaterloo, Taylor Doss (BA 2019) was hired at the House of Friendship’s Charles Street Men’s Shelter, and is currently working at the YW Emergency Shelter in Kitchener.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

PACS Professor Inspires Students' Future Achievements

Lowell Ewert teaching

Facilitating engaging classes is just one of the ways that Lowell Ewert cares for and supports students in achieving their goals. Lowell is Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo. Originally a lawyer, he researches the ways that peace interacts with human rights, law, and civil society.