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 of Care and Concern for Our Indian Community
The COVID-19 pandemic is on everyone’s mind, especially for those of us with ties to India and other countries around the world where the crisis is especially acute right now. We share in this deep concern and wish to extend support and gratitude to the great contributions that people of South Asian descent here in Canada and abroad. 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.
June 2: Jesse Thistle
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.
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!
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...
Course: Understanding Racism
Message in Solidarity with the Asian-Canadian community
On March 16, 2021, we learned of the tragic killings of eight innocent people in Atlanta, Georgia, six of whom were Asian-American women. As yet another act of senseless gun violence, this event was heartbreaking. Understood also as a non-random act of racialized misogyny targeting low-wage workers whose lives are too-often devalued, this devastating event further catalyzes our resolve to speak up against anti-Asian racism...
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!
Meet our Team
Chair of the Mir Centre for Peace
Mir Centre for Peace Assistant