The Mir Centre for Peace hosts annual summer institutes where learners engage in a topic around the broad theme of peace and justice.
The institutes takes place in the beautiful retreat-like setting of the Mir Centre for Peace, over the course of a week. Housing is available for out-of-town guests at Kekuli House.
Peace 216: The Doukhobors
Taught by Selkirk College instructor, Takaia Larsen, this five-day course offers a study of the Doukhobors and their connection to issues of peace, justice and conflict. Drawing on the beginnings in Russia to current realities, Doukhobor history and culture will be examined with attention to themes of peace, pacifism, violence and nonviolence, community and utopia. The course will include field trips and guest speakers. This course is open to anyone. It is also available as a University Transfer Course (PEAC 216) as three credits. Some of the field trip sites will include: Brilliant Cultural Centre, Doukhobor Suspension Bridge, Verigin's Tomb, Douhobor Discovery Centre and Zuckerberg Island.
University Credit Option
The summer institute is a fully accredited university course and is transferrable to other post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. Those taking PEAC 216: Doukhobors for credit will be expected to complete course assignments, which will include pre-reading prior to course commencement and a major assignment due in the week following the program.
Those who wish to take the course solely for their personal enrichment are encouraged to do so. There will be no assignments or pre-reading for the non-credit option.
Date & Location
Monday, July 4 - Friday, July 8, 2016 9 am to 4:30 pm
Mir Centre for Peace, Castlegar Campus, 301 Frank Beinder Way
To register for credit, email Admissions or call 250.365.1233
To register for non-credit, email Castlegar CE or call 250.365.1208
This five-day course costs $300 +GST.
For more information, please contact Randy Janzen by email or by phone at 250.365.1288.