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UWinnipeg’s Global College partners with national research centre

Dr. Kawser Ahmed standing in front of a limestone brick wall

Dr. Kawser Ahmed

UWinnipeg’s Dr. Kawser Ahmed has been in the news for his work in developing a toolkit to help teachers in the province identify the early stages of extremism in their students so it can be addressed before thoughts and musings turn to violent actions.

As a co-founder of the Conflict Resilience Research Institute Canada (CRRIC), Ahmed recently had CRRIC approved to become an affiliated institute of Global College. CRRIC focuses on enhancing human rights knowledge and peacebuilding through research and dialogue.

“CRRIC brings a large network of professionals working in the field of peacebuilding and human rights which will be useful in facilitating Global College’s mission,” notes Ahmed.

CRRIC, a federally and provincially registered not-for-profit organization, focuses on enhancing knowledge on human rights and transformative conflict resolution through research and dialogue that echoes Global College’s global citizenship and engagement in human rights through interdisciplinary teaching, research, dialogue, and action in local and global communities.

This affiliation will enhance academic activities with Global College, employ students for research projects, aid in the publishing academic works, and promote UWinnipeg both home and abroad.

“The purposes and objectives of CRRIC align with those of Global College,” said Dr. Lloyd Kornelsen, Acting Executive Director of Global College. “The opportunities for joint collaboration on research and teaching are noteworthy and compelling.”

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