Spotlight on interdisciplinary programs offered by MSC, UWinnipeg

Brigitte Sabourin, fourth-year student in Conflict Resolution Studies (photo supplied by Ellen Paulley)

Brigitte Sabourin, fourth-year student in Conflict Resolution Studies (photo supplied by Ellen Paulley)

Conflict Resolution Studies (CRS) is an interdisciplinary program offered through the cooperation of The University of Winnipeg and Menno Simons College, which is located on the UWinnipeg campus. Conflict Resolution Studies prepares students to understand and interact constructively in response to personal, local, and global conflict situations. Topics include violence, power, justice, peace, communication, culture, conflict transformation, and dispute resolution. This program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree (3-year or 4-year) with a Major in Conflict Resolution Studies

• Brigitte Sabourin is fourth-year Conflict Resolution Studies student who is learning to think about different ways to make an impact in the world. Click here to read more about her.

• Barbara Davis is a graduate of the Conflict Resolution Studies (CRS) program who pairs her skills and knowledge of conflict resolution and technology to help companies implement new projects. Click here to read more about her.

• Introduction to Conflict Resolution is a course in the CRS program that covers different kinds of conflict resolution techniques and introduces students to the world of peace and justice. Click here to read more. 

International Development Studies (IDS) is another interdisciplinary program offered through the cooperation of The University of Winnipeg and Menno Simons College. It challenges students to explore the causes and consequences of processes that promote some individuals, communities, and nations, and exclude others. IDS students are prepared for citizenship in an increasingly interdependent global community and are encouraged to envision paths towards a transformed, just world. The IDS program focuses on development processes at the global, national and community levels, but gives particular emphasis to development at the community level and to the work of non-governmental organizations and popular movements.

• Ruth Taronno is a graduate of the International Development Studies (IDS) program who became an Associate Vice-President at Menno Simons College and is now its Practicum Director. Click here to read more about her.

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