Edmund Pries

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Academic Director, C3 Innovation Labs Assistant Professor, Global Studies (Peace and Conflict Concentration); Social Entrepreneurship; Religion and Culture; Community Engagement Coordinator, Social Entrepreneurship Option, Community Engagement Option Faculty of Arts Global Studies Waterloo, Ontario epries@wlu.ca Office: (519) 884-0710 ext. 4593

Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

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Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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Bio/Research

I was born into a global refugee family: my parents were born in Ukraine/USSR, I was born in Paraguay, and my 6 siblings were born in Winnipeg, Man., where I grew up. This taught me that education, like other matters of the heart and the head, is of great value and among the most transportable “a...

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Bio/Research

I was born into a global refugee family: my parents were born in Ukraine/USSR, I was born in Paraguay, and my 6 siblings were born in Winnipeg, Man., where I grew up. This taught me that education, like other matters of the heart and the head, is of great value and among the most transportable “assets” available.

My studies include a BTh (Theology, CMBC 1979); BA (History, Winnipeg 1980); MDiv (AMBS 1984); MA (History, Waterloo 1988); and PhD (History, Waterloo 1995).

Education is also transferrable: I have worked in various jobs and careers throughout my life – including as a minister, a business entrepreneur (also as a social entrepreneur) and a university professor. The ability to think critically and creatively - and to learn - is of paramount importance. I have also served as chair of a university college board and as development consultant for a new university in Brantford (the future Laurier Brantford).

In 2015 I walked the Camino de Santiago de Compostela - from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago, Spain, and from there to Finisterre on the Atlantic coast. I learned again that life is a pilgrimage of learning and I invite students to join me on that quest.

My current research is focused on religion and peace/conflict and on the historical practice of, and social contracts derived from, citizenship oaths and military loyalty oaths. I also study about and write on pedagogy — especially peace pedagogy and on Reflective Practice Writing.


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