News archive - April 2020

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.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

PACS Biweekly Newsletter - April 28, 2020

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Congratulations on completing the Winter 2020 term! For some of you an extra special congratulations are in order for completing your degree! How exciting!

How is everyone doing? 

This weeks newsletter we have some exciting job opportunities, articles we think may interest you, an essay writing contest, and some great resources to help with working at home! 

Thursday, April 23, 2020

PACS Professor Models Theory through Actions

Jennifer Ball with students

Students who take courses with Jennifer Ball appreciate her active example of what it means to live peaceably. Jennifer is Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo. She holds a Doctorate in Rural Studies with a focus on Sustainable Rural Communities. Her research stretches across women’s community-based peacebuilding, Circle practice, and community development. Jennifer is known by her students as someone who, as Charity Nonkes explained, “not only teaches the course concepts, but also embodies them.”

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

PACS Biweekly Newsletter - April 14, 2020

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Hi PACS! How is everyone doing? You've almost made it to the end of Winter 2020, hang in there you're doing great!

This weeks newsletter we have some exciting job opportunities, articles we think may interest you, an essay writing contest, and some great resources to help with working at home! 

Just because we are social distancing doesn't mean we can't still  talk! We miss seeing your faces on campus and want to keep in touch in the best way we know how... social media! Make sure you are following @pacsuwaterloo on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! We have been having lots of fun going into the lives of PACS students, and graduates, through takeovers on Instagram! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Student Peace Speeches Challenge and Inspire

Peace Speech Participants 2020

On March 11, three Grebel students competed in the C. Henry Smith Oratorical Contest. This Peace Speeches competition invites students from Mennonite and Be in Christ colleges and universities across Canada and the United States to present speeches exploring the application of the Christian peace position to contemporary concerns.