WHEN: Saturday, Sept 30
TIME: 10am - 2pm
LOCATION: Civic Plaza/Thunderbird Square, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC
We invite the public and media to join us in a momentous event as we acknowledge our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation on the Traditional, Ancestral, Unceded, and Shared territories of the Stó:lō people, Mathxwí First Nation, Semá:th First Nation, and Leq’á:mel First Nation. All ages are welcome to this free indoor/outdoor event, where we will come together to learn and share. The public event will feature:
In collaboration with UFV Global Development Studies, UFV's Peace and Reconciliation Centre (PARC) invites you to join a panel discussion on the Pakistan floods. To mark Canada's International Development week, we'll discuss climate change, food security, and gender justice.
Moderator: Dr. Geetanjali Gill, UFV professor
Areebah Shahid, Executive Director, Pakistan Youth Change Advocates
Isbah Hameed, Doctoral Candidate, ISS, Erasmus, University Rotterdam
Farrah Naz, Country Director, Pakistan, The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Efforts by one group to eradicate another have been all too common in human history. Understanding how people have justified such atrocities can help us better prevent their reoccurrence; and through an examination of the what happened we can hopefully help lay the foundations for healing and ultimately reconciliation. In this Peace Talk we will be examining genocides from across time and space, looking at what makes them distinct, and at what makes them all so tragically similar. The genocides under discussion are: The Holocaust/Shoah, The Stalinist purges, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Californian Massacres of Indigenous people.
Panelists: Dr. Keith Carlson, Dr. Steven Schroeder, Dr. Sebastian Huebel, and Larissa HorneWatch recording
A conversation with Holocaust survivor, Alex Buckman, and Dr. Sebastian Huebel (UFV History Dept.), in honouring the victims of Nazi persecution. Witness a personal and powerful story of survival and courage while learning and reflecting on how we can engage in meaningful ways to build a better world.
Event hosted by the UFV History Department and sponsored by UFV Peace and Reconciliation Centre and College of Arts.Watch recording
Dr. Amanda McCormick (UFV professor), Lisa Faria (APD Detective), SARA for Women, and Archway Community Services host a panel presentation, with Q&A to follow, on the barriers to reporting victimization. In Canada, every two days a women or girl is killed as a result of femicide from intimate partner violence. What can we do to change it? Where can victims get help?Watch recording
Presenters: Katelyn Van Hove - Restoration in a fractured community
Amanda James - Child welfare in Indigenous communities
Moderator: Steve Schroeder, PARC Community of Practice Commitment LeaderWatch recording
The workshops combines the findings of a research study on service provider recognition and response to brain injuries among IPV survivors along with examples and practical tips that can be considered or adopted in future practices.Watch full AM recording
The workshops combines the findings of a research study on service provider recognition and response to brain injuries among IPV survivors along with examples and practical tips that can be considered or adopted in future practices.Watch full PM recording
Perhaps nowhere in the world are local and global geopolitics mixing to create as volatile a situation as in Ukraine. Situated between Vladimir Putin’s re-surgent Russia and a NATO that in recent years seems to have lost its collective sense of purpose, Ukraine is quite literally a country in the middle. Since its emergence as a modern nation state following the fall of the Soviet Union the people of Ukraine have struggled with internal crisis and external threats. Today, as was the case so many times in the past, powerful external forces are seeking to chart Ukraine’s course. To help us understand these issues we have pulled together three of Canada’s leading Ukrainian experts.Watch recording
Moderators: Dr. Geetanjali Gill, PARC Community of Practice Commitment Leaders.
To mark International Development Week 2022, UFV's Peace and Reconciliation Centre hosted a virtual panel event focusing on climate migrants, and global and Canadian implications and responses.
Nicola Campbell, with illustrations by Carrie-Lynn Victor, Stand Like a Cedar (Highwater Press)
Melissa Kendzierski, The Pulse of Poverty (Chilliwack Healthier Community)
Chris Silver, Carrie-Lynn Victor, Kris Foulds and Laura Schneider, and with illustrations by Carrie-Lynn Victor, Semá:th Xó:tsa: Great-Gramma’s Lake (Reach Gallery)
Nicola Campbell, Spílexm: Weaving a Recovery, Resilience, and Resurgence (Highwater Press)
Moderators: Steven Schroeder, PARC Community of Practice Commitment Leaders.
Presenters: Katelyn Van Hove - Evaluating Restorative Justice Work in Abbotsford, BC and Kayla Fisher - The Walls Around Us: Housing Programs in Mission, BC
Host and Moderator: Professor Keith Carlson, PARC Director.
Panelists: Prof. John Lutz, George Ironstrack, Prof. Omeasoo Wahpasiw, and Prof. Brian Hosmer
Moderators: Steven Schroeder and Geetanjali Gill, PARC Community of Practice Commitment Leaders.
Panelist: Fatema Ahmadi, Holly Janzen, Mansoor, Abdul, and Jennifer York
Speakers will talk about the lived experience of being a refugee and being resettled, the work of carrying out resettlement, and the current situation in Afghanistan. Participants will learn about actions that are being taken in Canada and elsewhere, and actions that participants themselves can take.
Zoom passcode: 3qx8H*c*
Keynote: Stephen Hui
In his work, Stephen Hui has attempted to be attentive to Indigenous histories, place names and culture. Join us for a discussion of Stephen's new book - Destination Hikes.
Eradicating Islamophobia and the systemic structures of racism
“Our heart goes out to the Afzaal family and all members of the Muslim community in the wake of this heinous hate-motivated mass murder. This tragic act of violence tears at the very fabric of our society and reveals that Islamophobia and racism are alive and well in Canada. We know that this crime will cause all members of the Islamic faith to fear for their lives and to feel that they cannot be safe within Canada. We must all do everything we can to counter this and to affirm for Muslims that we are committed to eradicating Islamophobia and the systemic structures of racism.” ~ Dr. Keith CarlsonWatch now
The Exploitation of Indigenous Children and their Labour in the Era Prior to Formal Settler Colonialism
Dr. Keith Carlson takes people on a journey into the past where we learn about the exploitation of Indigenous children and their labour in the era immediately prior to formal settler colonialism. He will also discuss some of the remarkable stories of family love and resilience.Watch now
Keynote speakers: Guy Saint-Jacques, Former Canadian Ambassador to China, 2012-2016
While Canada and China are currently enduring tense relations, it is strategically important to continue engagement. Particularly as Canada tries to negotiate the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. Furthermore, also as nations are on an existing path addressing, the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, nuclear proliferation etc.Watch now
Keynote speakers: The Hon. Eva Qamaniq Aariak (CM, ONu), Commissioner of Nunavut
This talk focuses on the role that the Crown plays as a buffer for Indigenous peoples in their relationships with government. Some Canadians might be thinking ‘maybe it’s time for the monarchy to go’ when they see news coverage of the Governor General or members of the Royal family behaving badly. But the Crown has a special role to play in Canadian governance.Watch now
Keynote speakers: The Honourable Bob Rae, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations (UN); and The Honourable Grand Chief Steven Point, Chancellor of the University of British Columbia; former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.Watch now
February 13, 2020 | UFV Abbotsford campus, lecture hall B101
Presented by the College of Arts and the Peace and Reconciliation Centre, this is the first forum in a three-part series providing an in-depth discussion about domestic violence and its impacts on society. Speakers included: Grand Chief Clarence Pennier (Sto:lo community), Amanda McCormick (director of the UFV School of Criminology and Criminal Justice), Indrani Mathure (Abbotsford Crown Counsel), Michele Giordano (Chair of Abbotsford-Mission Violence Against Women in Relationships), and Catherine Smith (UFV Nursing faculty).
October 29, 2019 | UFV Abbotsford campus, lecture hall B101
Cesar Flores and Lizzette Miranda are Mennonite Central Committee area directors operating out of Honduras. They shared reflections and insights from their work and experiences in Central America.