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Upcoming events

Weds, June 23, 2021 | 6:30-8:30 pm PDT

Islamaphobia: Seeking solutions for hate

The College of Arts and the Peace and Reconciliation Centre (PARC) at the University of the Fraser Valley will be hosting an online session to reflect on the impacts of Islamophobia and examine systemic structures of racism in our society.

This event will be hosted on Zoom and is open to the public.

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Past events

Peace Talks: Dealing with Modern China

Thurs, April 29, 2021 | virtual session

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..

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Peace Talks: The Crown as an Agent of Reconciliation?

Wed, April 14, 2021 | virtual session

Keynote speakers: The Hon. Eva Qamaniq Aariak (CM, ONu), Commissioner of Nunavut

UFV’s Peace and Reconciliation Centre is launched the 'Peace Talks' series with a session that examines the Crown’s role in Canadian governance, particularly as it relates to Indigenous rights.

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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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