The Mir Centre for Peace builds cultures of peace through learning and dialogue. Our lecture series, trainings, workshops, films, research, and collaborations with community organizations help advance peace and justice both locally and in our wider world.
Message in Solidarity with our Muslim Community
Across this country, hearts have been broken, yet again, in response to the indescribable horror of yet another hate crime: a vehicular mass murder in London, Ontario, that has shattered a family and community, with reverberations being felt across the world. Police have determined that the 20-year-old driver held anti-Islamic motivations. He has now been charged, appropriately, with terrorism.
As a community blessed to count among us many Muslim students, co-workers, and friends, we condemn the senselessness of such terrible acts and grieve the tragedy of these four lives lost, as well as the young boy hospitalized and orphaned as a result of this violence. We reiterate the obvious: that Islamic Canadians belong to this nation as much as any other Canadians, and that diversity enriches our communities immeasurably. Read more...
Notice of Passing
With sadness, we share the news of Peter Rezansoff's passing. Peter was born in Krestova and lived a life based on traditional Doukhobor principles. He and his wife, Elsie, were great supporters of the Mir Centre for Peace, and generously seeded the endowment fund that supports the Mir Lecture Series. Read more about Peter here. We are very grateful for donations made in his memory to the Mir Centre. Learn more...
Promoting Learning and Dialogue in Our Community
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Mir Lecture Series
Be challenged and inspired by engaging and provocative speakers presenting on a wide range of topics, from decolonization, disarmament, and Canadian foreign policy to climate action, gender justice and more. You can still get tickets to and view the recorded event.
June 2: Jesse Thistle
Sign up for non-credit courses, workshops, and short trainings - open to everyone! Learn how to counter racism, de-escalate conflict, communicate compassionately, and be a constructive peacebuilder in your own community...
Peace & Justice Studies
Earn a Liberal Arts Diploma in Peace & Justice Studies by studying nonviolence, social movements, civil resistance, conflict analysis, conflict transformation, environmental justice, international development, human rights, restorative justice and leadership for peace...
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Learn new strategies to protect human rights and promote peaceful conflict transformation in Canada and around the world. Support Gandhi's idea of Shanti Sena (Sanskrit for "peace army") by becoming part of the growing global movement for nonviolent change.
The Mir Centre for Peace vision began in 1966 when Selkirk College inherited the buildings and site, but the rich history of this magnificent piece of land and the people who have lived here, stretches back for centuries.