CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES TEACHING PEACE

Compiled By Janet Hudgins

ACADIA UNIVERSITY
Wolfville, NS
http://www.acadiau.ca/
No peace-specific programme
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  CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
Montreal
, QC
http://www.concordia.ca/
No peace-specific programme
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CONRAD GREBEL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
WATERLOO
ON
http://grebel.uwaterloo.ca/
Peace and Conflict Studies

The purpose of the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) program is to explore why conflict and violence occurs, to understand how conflict can be managed, utilized, and transformed by "collaborative decision-making" to accomplish constructive ends, and to facilitate real-life, hands-on, "in the field" learning of peace and conflict issues through Internship placements with a wide variety of peace, justice, and development agencies. A theoretical understanding of peace and conflict, as well as training in the practical skills necessary to practice the techniques, are explored.
What is Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS)?
*              an interdisciplinary field of study concerned with various aspects of human conflict
*              an exploration of peace, war, nonviolence, conflict resolution, mediation, human rights, Third World development, mediation, and other social justice topics
*              an opportunity to learn both in the classroom (with over 100 PACS-related courses offered in nine participating departments) and through experience in the real world (through the Internship program)
*              a course of study that recognizes equal value in both the concrete techniques and the theories of peaceful social change
*              a chance to learn about peace and justice by taking courses in a wide variety of university departments
*              a holistic approach to peace education

  DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY
Halifax
, NS
http://www.dal.ca/
INT’L DEV STUDIES
No peace-specific programme
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•KING’S (WESTERN) UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
LONDON
ON
http://www.uwo.ca/kings/
POLITICAL SCIENCE
No peace-specific programme
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MCGILL UNIVERSITY
Montreal
, QC
http://www.mcgill.ca/
Dept of Political Science
No peace-specific programme
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MCMASTER UNIVERSITY
Hamilton , ON
http://www.mcmaster.ca/
Centre for Peace Studies
Faculty of Humanities
Peace Studies is concerned with war and peace, violence and nonviolence, conflict and conflict transformation. Peace researchers also study concepts of justice and the ways in which people organize and wage conflict to achieve what they perceive as just ends. By focusing on problems of conflict, particularly of a violent nature, researchers attempt to improve our methods of analyzing and dealing with these problems. Peace studies is an interdisciplinary field, encompassing subject areas from the Faculties of Science and Social Sciences as well as Humanities.

MENNO SIMONS COLLEGE
Winnipeg
, MB
http://io.uwinnipeg.ca/~msc/
International Development & Conflict Resolution
DEGREES/PROGRAMS OFFERED
3 Year B.A.
4 Year B.A.
Conflict Resolution Studies prepares students to understand and interact constructively in response to personal, local and global conflict situations. Topics include violence, power, justice, peace, communication, culture, conflict transformation and dispute resolution.

MOUNT SAINT VINCENT UNIVERSITY
Halifax
, NS
http://www.msvu.ca/
Academic Calendar 2004-2005
Undergraduate Programs
BA Degree Major or Minor in
Peace and Conflict Studies
Peace and conflict studies is an interdisciplinary program that examines the roots of conflict and the foundations of peace. The program allows for an exploration of the inter-relatedness of such issues as poverty, violence, hunger, discrimination, war and justice, security, peace, freedom and the human community. It involves an examination of options and initiatives in peace-making and conflict resolution. Peace and conflict are studied in various contexts, ranging from the person, the family, school, workplace and the community, to nations and the global forum and from the perspective of various disciplines. Careers exist in education, workplaces, journalism, courts, government, foreign service, international development, non-governmental organizations and corporations that invest overseas.

ROYAL ROADS UNIVERSITY
Victoria
, BC
http://www.royalroads.ca/
Undergraduate Degree |
Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies
Graduate Degrees
Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management
Master of Arts in Human Security and Peace building

•ST MARY’S UNIVERSITY
Halifax
, NS
http://www.stmarys.ca/
No peace-specific programme
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•SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
www.sfu.ca
Burnaby , BC
New programme starting this fall in International Studies
“We are continuing to pursue the development of a new program in International Studies that will focus on peace, security, intelligence and ethnic conflict. All going well, the first students will register in Fall 2004.”
Dr. Nello Angerilli , Director

•U OF CALGARY
Calgary
, AB
http://www.ucalgary.ca/
No peace-specific programme

UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
Winnipeg
. MB
http://www.umanitoba.ca/
No peace-specific programme
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK
Fredericton
, NB
http://www.unb.ca
No peace-specific programme
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UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
Ottawa
, ON
http://www.uottawa.ca/
No peace-specific programme
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UNIVERSITY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Charlottetown
, PE
http://www.upei.ca/
No peace-specific programme
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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF CAPE BRETON
Sydney
, NS
http://www.uccb.ns.ca/
No peace-specific programme
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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF THE FRASER VALLEY
Abbotsford
, BC
http://www.ucfv.bc.ca/
No peace-specific programme
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UNIVERSITY OF REGINA
Regina
, SK
http://www.uregina.ca
No peace-specific programme
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UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN
Saskatoon
, SK
http://www.uregina.ca
No peace-specific programme
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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Toronto
, ON
http://www.utoronto.ca/
Political Science (see course list)

•Pierre Elliott Trudeau Centre for the Study of Peace and Conflict (no courses listed yet)
 Program Overview
Peace and Conflict Studies is based at University College, University of Toronto, and gives students access to all the resources of the University of Toronto, considered the leading research university in Canada. This wide access to the faculty and courses of related disciplines allows students to tailor their programs according to their interests.
This is an undergraduate program and there is currently no graduate program in Trudeau Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies at U of T. Students interested in graduate work in this field are encouraged to contact the Political Science Department through the
School of Graduate Studies .
During their first year, students interested in Peace and Conflict Studies are advised to take 3 introductory courses in History, Economics, Psychology, Sociology and/or International Relations.
Once in the program, students pursue either a
major (7 courses) or a specialist (12 courses) option. They must take at least two of the core courses, including an introductory Course in peace and conflict issues.


UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
Victoria , BC
http://www.uvic.ca/
Inst for Dispute Resolution
Interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution
Dispute resolution has emerged as a central aspect of public policy over the past decade to address such local, national and global challenges as justice reform, good governance and sustainable development. Since 1989, through the work of the Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR) and others at the University of Victoria , UVic has achieved prominence in Canada and internationally for its research and public education in this field. IDR's catalytic focus has been on public policy dispute resolution, including the complex issues of resource and environmental management, cross-cultural conflict, Aboriginal justice and conflict in education systems.
IDR has developed a comprehensive interdisciplinary program in public policy dispute resolution leading to a Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution degree offered through the Faculty of Human and Social Development. Courses are open to graduate students from other programs, as well as to students not registered in a degree program and to upper-level Law students.

•UNIVERSITY WATERLOO
Waterloo
, ON
http://www.uwaterloo.ca/
Political Science
No peace-specific programme
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YORK UNIVERSITY
North York
, ON
http://www.yorku.ca
No peace-specific programme
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