Take this program if you have a strong desire to not only understand human conflict, but to help put an end to the world’s needless suffering through viable peace-based methods and practices.
The two-year Peace and Justice Studies Diploma emphasizes building cultures of peace through interdisciplinary study, conflict analysis and transformation and service learning. Students also have the opportunity to study internationally in PEAC 205: Global Perspective in Peace: An Independent Studies Course.
The global landscape is changing as individuals and groups seek new ways to address conflict that adheres to principles of nonviolence and sustainability. In these exciting times, you can strive to be part of the global peace movement that looks at these events in a different light, choosing to see hope and optimism by viewing situations from the perspective of peace and justice.
Emphasizing peace from the interpersonal to the international, this program combines courses in humanities and social sciences and gives you opportunities to engage in various service learning experiences or in self-directed peace studies related academic research.
Embracing the ever-changing cultural landscape in the West Kootenay and Boundary is the focus of an upcoming community conversation hosted by students in Peace & Justice Studies Program. Both international and domestic students are encouraging residents of the region to get to know the learners who study on our campuses.
Michael Graeme is the perfect example of where a Selkirk College education can lead when learners are motivated to get the most out of their experience. An alumnus, Graeme has explored the world over the last few years and continues to build on his knowledge and skills as the recipient of a 3M National Student Fellowship Award.
Well-known Indigenous leader, artist and journalist Wab Kinew will be speaking at Selkirk College this month. Seeking to engage with Canadians to dispel Native stereotypes and work toward a world that’s compassionate, Kinew brings a wealth of experience to two conferences – one aimed at furthering the causes of peace and justice and the other to empower Indigenous youth.
As we look toward the future, building the world we want involves a balance between activism opposing the establishment and forging ahead with new ideas. An international conference examining the tension between the two will be held in September at the Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College bringing in high profile guest speakers Wab Kinew and Sandra Moran.
What Students Say
Peace Studies is not a discipline that teaches you what to think; it is a discipline that teaches you new ways to look at and understand the world around you.
I loved my experience at Selkirk College; obtaining my diploma helped me to engage more deeply with myself and the world. I am now completing my Masters Degree, with the hopes of one day teaching in the Peace Studies program.