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Peace and Reconciliation Centre

Meet our team

PARC Director

Dr. Keith Carlson, PhD

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Indigenous and Community-Engaged History
Director, Peace and Reconciliation Centre (PARC)
Sessional Instructor, History

Chilliwack campus at CEP, A3407

Phone: 604-504-7441 ex 2805

email Keith


Commitment Leaders

Amanda McCormick

PARC Community of Practice focusing on Domestic Violence Reduction
Associate Professor

Criminology & Criminal Justice

Abbotsford campus, A203L

Phone: 604-504-7441 ext 4324

email Amanda

Geetanjali Gill, PhD

PARC Community of Practice focusing on the International Refugee Crisis and Experience
Assistant Professor

Global Development Studies

Abbotsford campus

email Geetanjali

Dr. Laura "Lolehawk" Buker

PARC Community of Practice that focusing on Indigenous Ecological Justice and Land-based Learning
Assistant Professor

Indigenous Studies

Abbotsford campus

email Laura "Lolehawk"

Steven Schroeder, PhD

PARC Community of Practice focusing on Trauma Healing and Harm Reduction and Israeli-Palestinian Focus
Associate Professor, History

History, Peace and Conflict Studies

Abbotsford campus, A202a

Phone: 604-504-7441 local 4251

email Steven

Community Co-Chair

Grand Chief "Kat" Clarence Pennier

Community Co-Chair

Abbotsford campus

email Grand Chief "Kat"


PARC Steering Committee

  • Dr. Keith Carlson, PARC Director and Co-Chair

  • Grand Chief Kat Pennier, Co-Chair

  • Fran Vanderpol, Oikodome Foundation

  • Benjamin Vanderpol, Oikodome Foundation

  • Chief Mike Serr, Abbotsford Police Services

  • Christine Bomhof, Executive Director, Abbotsford Restorative Justice Association

  • Kelly Chahal, Abbotsford City Councillor

  • Laura Schneider, Executive Director, The Reach Museum Gallery

  • Shirley Hardman, UFV, Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations
  • Steven Schroeder, UFV Chair Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Anita Nielsen, Executive Director Advancement, UFV
  • Dr. Aman Haji

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