Grad Bulletin – Dec. 2

Dec 2, 2014

The end of the term has finally arrived, and with it the final bulletin for the term! If you have time between final papers, come check out these events happening in the next couple weeks. Also check out the job opportunities and training workshops being offered in the community!

Good luck with finals and happy holidays!



  • Presentation by Timothy Obaje
  • Research Colloquiums – Dec. 5
  • End of Term Christmas Reception – Dec. 8


  • Leadership Development Training
  • Restorative Justice Facilitator Training in Banff – April 8 – 10, 2015
  • Aines International: Recruiters for International Development
  • Project Manager for Risk Visibility’s Ebola relief program


  • Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies Student Essay Contest – Deadline: Dec. 31
  • Bethany Peace Essay Contest – Deadline: Jan 26

Call for Papers

  • Notre Dame Student  Peace Conference – Submission deadline – Dec. 19
  • Canadian Peace Research Association (CPRA) Annual Conference – Jan. 27


  • The Working Centre Job Search


Presentation by Timothy Obaje

@ 12-1pm Dec. 4 in the Fretz Room (Rm. 4224 of the CPA in Grebel)
Timothy Obaje, a visiting scholar, will be presenting a chapter of his research regarding peace amongst youth in Jos, Nigeria. This will be his final presentation before heading back to his home in South Africa.

Research Colloquiums

@ 1-3:30pm Dec. 5 in the Fretz Room (Rm. 4224 of the CPA in Grebel)
Come out in support of Wali, Soroosh, Marijana and Martha as they present papers for their MPACS Research Colloquium!

End of Term Christmas Reception

Red Christmas ball with pine cones@ 4-6pm Dec. 8 at the Graduate House (on UW Main Campus)
On December 8th there will be a Christmas reception for theological studies and MPACS students at the Graduate House. Come enjoy some appetizers and good cheer with fellow students and faculty. Please RSVP to Birgit or Kelly by Dec. 3, indicating the number of guests you will be bringing (spouses / partners are welcome)!


Leadership Development FlyerLeadership Development Training

Starting 6-8:30 pm Jan. 21, 2015 for 12 weeks. Applications due Jan. 7, 2015
KW Counselling Services is offering a free leadership development training session for individuals involved in multicultural community groups. This is an excellent opportunity to gain leadership skills and enhance your capacity to engage with ethno-cultural community groups. For more information, see the BR Training Application Package Winter 2015 (PDF). 

Restorative Justice Facilitator Training

restorative justice training@ April 8-10, 2015 in Banff, AB
The Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute Inc. (CTRI) is offering a training session for a restorative justice facilitator. This training session is led by Aaron Lyons, who has a Masters in Conflict Transformation as well as extensive experience in the field of restorative justice. The program will focus on skill development for convening dialogue processes within the context of restorative justice and is highly interactive. If you’re interested, applicants can save 15% off the regular rate and save an additional 5% when paying online. Register here!

Aines International: Recruiters for International Development

aines internationalAines International is a recruitment firm specializing in jobs for the international development sector. They have an ongoing list of open applications for jobs, ranging from a program manager for School-to-School International to Country Representatives in China. More information on these jobs can be found on their website!

Job Opening: Project Manager for Ebola Relief Program

Risk Visibility, a security consulting firm, is seeking intermediate level project managers to run an Ebola relief program in Sierra Leone and Liberia. This is a 3-6 month contract, beginning immediately, with the possibility to renew. They pay a competitive daily rate plus per diems. They recommend applicants have 2-4 years of experience in aid program management. If interested, send your CV with a cover letter to


CARFMS Student Essay Contest

Deadline to apply: Dec. 31, 2014
The Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies is holding a Student Essay Contest addressing issues relevant to refugees, forced migration, immigrants’ settlement and integration studies. Authors of short-listed papers will be invited to present their work at the 8th Annual conference May 13-15, 2015. For submission details visit their website.

Bethany Peace Essay Contest

Deadline to submit: Jan. 26, 2015
Bethany Theological Seminary is inviting you to submit essays on peacemaking, creation justice, and the beloved community. Suggested topics include: creation care, indigenous communities’ rights, gender and ecology, and intercultural coalitions for the common good. The first prize will receive $2000. Cash prizes will also be awarded to second and third place. Fore more details, see the 2015 bethany Peace Essay Guidelines or their website.

Call for papers

Notre Dame Student Peace Conference

Deadline to apply: Dec. 19
On March 27 and 28, the University of Notre Dame is hosting its annual Student Peace Conference on the theme “Persisting Challenges, New Frontiers”. They are requesting submissions for papers, posters, discussions, and workshops that represent research on peace and non-violence. Complete submission details are available here.

Conference of the Canadian Peace Research Association (CPRA)

Deadline to apply: Jan. 27
The CPRA Annual Conference will be held at the University of Ottawa during Congress 2015. They are accepting abstracts/proposals until Jan. 27. For more information, visit their website.


The Working Centre

The Working Centre has a section of their website devoted to job searching, including job postings and work search strategies. Check it out here!

Disclaimer: Events and opportunities above are not all endorsed by the PACS department; this bulletin includes opportunities that we think PACS students may be interested in but are not sponsored by PACS. Please use your own discretion to determine if an opportunity is right for you.


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