The Peace and Conflict Studies department at Conrad Grebel University College (University of Waterloo) recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with the opening of a brand new art exhibit entitled, “Beyond Essays: Approaching Peace Education Differently”. The exhibit features many of the PACS students who have chosen to express their research findings through art. Through this exhibit, the PACS department celebrates its inclusive and creative approach to teaching, and elevates the Centre for Peace Advancement’s (CPA’s) commitment to peace through artistic expression. 

The arts-based pieces featured in the exhibit highlight a wide range of topics, from restorative justice, to religious conflict and violence, to social issues situated right here in the Waterloo Region. The diverse mediums used include paintings, photography, quilts, sculptures, and more, and demonstrate the PACS program’s inventive and well-rounded approach to peace education.

The exhibit is housed in the Grebel Gallery, and is open until April 13. See the Gallery website for exact location and hours of operation.