Mir Centre for Peace
Promoting Learning and Dialogue in Our Community
Mir Lecture Series
Our annual lecture series brings high-calibre speakers to our community for public talks on a wide range of themes related to peace and justice, broadly understood.
Click "Lecture Series" to see up-and-coming events or view past events.
Mir Community Education Courses
The Mir Centre for Peace offers courses through our Community Education & Workplace Training.
Upcoming course: Non-Violent Communication
Mir Film Series
Films can be a very powerful way to tell inspiring stories about the power of nonviolence and people who have championed social justice and change.
Each year we try to showcase several films, followed by discussions—online, in person or both. Some remain available for your viewing pleasure. Follow this link and stay tuned for more to come!
Applied Research: Moving Beyond Polarization
The Mir Centre is leading a three-year applied research project called Courageous Dialogues: Moving Beyond Polarization. We are learning about how polarization is affecting our communities and developing tools and interventions for overcoming it. Click here to learn more about our work, our partners and the aims of this ambitious and exciting participatory research project.
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...
Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping
Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping (or Protection) is a set of new strategies to protect human rights and promote peaceful conflict transformation in Canada and around the world. It comes from Gandhi's idea of Shanti Sena (Sanskrit for "peace army") and is an exciting 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.
Statement on Ukraine Crisis
The Mir Centre for Peace strongly condemns Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine. It is a dangerous and blatant violation of the UN Charter. We stand with the people of Ukraine who have already suffered great losses and are demonstrating even greater courage as they endure violence and resist occupation.
Team Mir 2022/23
- Dean – Allison Alder
- Chair – Jennie Barron
- Mir Centre for Peace Administrative Assistant – Marya Skrypiczajko
- School Administrative Assistant – Caroline Barabonow
Mir Advisory Council
- Community members – Fred Makortoff, Jos Sharp, JJ Verigin
- Internal college members – Dianne Biin, Sarah James, Todd Kettner, Pablo Pastor, Shana Rablah
- Ex-officio members - Allison Alder, Maggie Matear, Duff Sutherland, Taya Whitehead
Lecture Series – Dianne Biin, Morag Carter, Sarah James, Todd Kettner, Duff Sutherland, JJ Verigin
- Peace Cafes – Allison Alder, Noah Cannon, Aaron Korbacher, Pablo Pastor, Jos Sharp
- Building & Grounds – Bronwyn Krause, Fred Makortoff, , Shana Rablah, Gerry Rempel, Duff Sutherland, Peter Wood
To book or rent the Mir Centre, please contact the campus facilities coordinator or event services coordinator. To inquire about booking the arbour and firepit, please use our online form.