Connect with the PCJ community
The PCJ program offers several student leadership opportunities through which you can enrich your learning experience and connect with the PCJ community. Join the PCJ Society, help organize or attend the annual PCJ conference.
The PCJ Society is a student leadership group representing all students enrolled in the Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies Program. Your 2022-2023 Executive members are:
Communications Director & Treasurer
Student Wellness Director
The theme of this year's PCJ Conference is "The Oppression of Identity: Minorities and the Right to Self-Determination". This conference brings together students, scholars, human rights activists, and survivors from across the globe with the aim of providing a balance between theory, practice, and personal experiences. Self-determination is the objective that all oppressed groups wish to eventually obtain, and has increasingly become a priority for both those affected directly and their advocates. The fight for self-determination is an old conflict, and one that can be traced throughout history and back to the present, where we can pinpoint several modern examples. The PCJ Conference will provide a platform for these discussions through forums that delve into cases of self-advocacy and appropriately look at both pending and resolved instances of this struggle.
Forums included this year are:
Celebrating our student leaders
Every year, U of T awards the University of Toronto Student Leadership Awards (UTSLA), formerly known as the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award. The award continues U of T’s long-standing tradition of recognizing outstanding student leadership, service and commitment to the university.
Over 25 years, the award has celebrated the exemplary contributions of over 4,000 students whose commitment and service have had a lasting impact on their peers and the university.
This year, we celebrate seven graduating students from the Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice (PCJ) who have been awarded the 2022 UTSLA award. Through their ongoing leadership and commitment, these students have made invaluable contributions to student life at PCJ and the broader U of T community.
Meet some of this year’s winners!
CONNECT WITH THE PCJ SOCIETY