Peace and Conflict Studies Undergraduate Academic and Administrative Officer & Internship Coordinator

Rachel Reist.Rachel received a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Waterloo in 2014 and currently works as the Academic Advisor and Internship Coordinator for Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS). Rachel has spent time living in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Washington, DC. During her time in Washington, Rachel worked with the international anti-militarization movement SOA Watch doing grassroots organizing and event coordination. From 2014-2017 Rachel served on the SOA Watch Council as the representative for Canada, and for part of that time was the Council Coordinator.

Rachel’s past research activities have focused on systems that impact poor health in developing countries, militarism and violence in Latin America, and developing effective non-profit board structures. In 2013 Rachel presented her graduate research paper “Undernutrition and Obesity in Developing Countries: Why is Vanessa eating Cheetos and Coke for Breakfast?” at the bi-national Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference.

She is also passionate about the value and impact of international experience for students and as Internship Coordinator for PACS works with students as they pursue travel and internship opportunities for academic credit.

519-885-0220 ext. 24269
Office: CGUC 2103B

Contact Rachel for the following types of questions:

  • PACS academic plan requirements
  • Course requirements
  • Course overrides
  • Department consent courses - PACS 390, PACS 391, PACS 395, PACS 398/399, PACS 402
  • Opportunities to be involved in PACS
  • Students that are struggling with their courses or other circumstances
  • Petitioning the university for extenuating circumstances
  • Undergrad Internships (PACS 390)
  • Graduate Internships (PACS 625)
  • General information about the PACS program

Courses supervised:

  • PACS 390 Internship
  • PACS 391-001 Conflict Resolution Skills Workshop I
  • PACS 391-002 Conflict Resolution Skills Workshop II
  • PACS 395 Travel Course
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