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Peace and Reconciliation Centre

Peace and Reconciliation Centre

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Enhancing the vision for peacebuilding and reconciliation at UFV and in the community

The first of its kind in British Columbia, the Peace and Reconciliation Centre (PARC) is linked to many academic programs including, Peace and Conflict Studies, Indigenous Studies, Global Development Studies, Criminology, and Social Work, in ways that support the Centre’s outreach and educational goals. The dominant approach of the Centre to date has been to collaborate with stakeholders and research to facilitate constructive dialogue that supports conflict transformation and reconciliation.

The scale of conflict ranges from the nation state to individuals and across a vast breadth of collision sources including but not limited to domestic violence, access to resources, territory, ethnicity, faith, and colonialism. Research and engagement activities that focus on peace and reconciliation are supported, regardless of geographic, social, or temporal context.

Upcoming events

POSTPONED November 17, 2021 | 7pm PDT

TEDxAbbotsford: Resilience

Location: Evered Hall, University of the Fraser Valley (pre-purchased tickets required)

Speakers: Keith Carlson, Awneet Sivia, Marissa Gootes, Matt Dirks, Karin Jager, Dave Sidhu, Michal Aibin, and Gwen Point

It’s time for us to talk about resilience. From the global pandemic to countless social injustices, many of us went through drastic changes in our everyday lives, only to persevere and come back stronger and more beautiful

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Tues, November 30, 2021 | 1pm PDT

History and activism in the public sphere virtual panel

Location: Virtually - Zoom

Speakers: Sarah Nickel (U of A), Sean Carlton (historian), Crystal Fraser (U of A), Keith Carlson (UFV), and John Lutz (UVic)

What is at stake when history becomes explicitly political? On the other hand, is all history political? We know history is frequently contested. If it was not, history would not be a worthwhile discipline to study. This forum will provide an opportunity for self and collective reflection on the political or not so political nature of History.

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