University of Victoria – Institute for Conflict Resolution

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[edit] General Information

  • Official name: University of Victoria – Institute for Conflict Resolution
  • Country: Canada
  • City: Victoria
  • Type of organization: Institute
  • Date of creation: 1896
  • Interests: Conflict Resolution – Peace-Building - Training
  • Fields of expertise: Research, Education and Community Development

[edit] Description

UVic's Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR) helps to address the need for research, education and community development on effective methods of dispute resolution. The mandate of the Institute is to work toward fair, effective and peaceful dispute resolution locally, nationally and internationally.

The Institute’s primary, although not exclusive; focus is on public policy dispute resolution. This has included assessments of dispute resolution structures and mechanisms, or assistance in designing and creating them.

The Institute is not linked to any one particular department or faculty on campus. Just as disputes know no boundaries, so too the Institute truly is multidisciplinary, working with faculty, staff and the broader community in areas as diverse as law, social work, geography, health studies, political science, public administration, government, and the environment.

[edit] Objectives of the Institute

  • To conduct theoretical and empirical research in the field of Dispute Resolution;
  • To improve training and education in dispute resolution theory and skills at the graduate and undergraduate level;
  • To develop in the university the interdisciplinary study of dispute resolution;
  • To promote the development of dispute resolution services to the community;
  • To enhance awareness of and promote the use and acceptance of Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures.

[edit] Contact

University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria BC V8P 5C2

Phone: +1 (250) 721-7211

Fax: +1 (250) 721-7212

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