Peace and Reconciliation Centre


Recent events

UFV PARC Domestic Violence Series Part II - Trauma Informed Perspective

January 21, 2021 | virtual event

Dr. Lori Haskell is a clinical psychologist and Academic Research Associate at Western University and one of Canada’s most sought after experts on the subjects of trauma and abuse, trauma-informed approaches to mental health service delivery, and legal responses. She will focus on the neurobiological impacts of trauma.

Guest speakers: Dr. Lori Haskell, Clinical Psychologist

Moderated by: Rod Santiago, Executive Director - Archway Community Services, and Dr. Zina Lee, Director - UFV School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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UFV Peace and Reconciliation Centre launch

September 24, 2020 | virtual launch

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.

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When your partner abuses you: practice, prevention & public health crisis of intimate partner violence

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).

Conflict transformation in Central America: Legacies of civil war, migration, and peacebuilding

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.

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