Thursday, March 21, 2019

March Alumni Profile: Kristina Bartold

Kristina Bartold's headshot.

Kristina Bartold is an alumnus of both the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) and Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) programs here at Conrad Grebel. During her undergraduate degree, Kristina was very involved in student leadership as a Residence Don and Student Ambassador. Kristina worked at St. Jerome’s University, at which she developed student leadership programs and worked in residence life. She also completed a PACS field study in Ukraine through the Beyond Borders program, where she worked at an orphanage for four months.  

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

February Alumni Profile: Eric Boynton

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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.  

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Pursuing Peace: Stories from Home and Abroad

Bob Rae giving speech at a podium

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Waterloo, on April 20 Conrad Grebel University College hosted a sold-out gala dinner featuring the Honourable Bob Rae as keynote speaker.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Peace through Artistic Expression: Peace and Conflict Studies Bridges Academia and Art

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Last week, the University of Waterloo hosted its 10th annual Teaching and Learning Conference. Each year, the conference brings together instructors from a variety of faculties and departments to share research and teaching strategies through interactive workshops and panel discussions.

Friday, April 20, 2018

April Alumni Profile: Nina Bailey-Dick

Nina Bailey-Dick

When Nina Bailey-Dick began at the University of Waterloo (1992-1999) she knew that it was community development that interested her, and since the university did not offer this as a program, she chose to purse a General Arts degree with a PACS option; taking courses that would prepare her for working in community development.