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 of our Muslim Community
We resolve to go beyond words of comfort. We must take every occasion possible to challenge, unlearn, mitigate, prevent, and ultimately end racism once and for all. The Mir Centre for Peace and the entire Selkirk College community are once again sadly reminded of the work that remains to close the gap between our rhetoric and ideals of equity and inclusion and the reality that we have yet to achieve. It is through not our words but our deeds that we will honour this family and their community in the weeks and months to come. We hold them in our hearts. Read 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 this 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 is Peace & Justice Studies by studying nonviolence, social movements, civil resistance, conflict analysis, conflict transformation, environmental justice, international development, human rights, restoritive justice and leadership for peace...
Check out our courses
Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping
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.
Global Database & Stories
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.
Meet our Team
Chair of the Mir Centre for Peace
Mir Centre for Peace Assistant