News for Future students

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.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Student Profile: Victoria Lumax

In both her second and third year of a double major in English and Peace and Conflict Studies, Victoria Lumax worked as a Communications Assistant in the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Student Profile: Kissor Nithiananthan

In the fall of 2019, Kissor Nithiananthan, a 3A Arts and Business student, was hired to work at Northbridge Insurance in Toronto’s financial district. Kissor, an Honours Business student, has a unique experience in the business field.

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.”