Dr. Paz Buttedahl Graduate Award in Peace and Justice

Value: $750

The Dr. Paz Buttedahl Bursary for Peace and Regenerative Culture was established in her memory by friends, family, colleagues and students. In describing human security, Paz said, "Human security means the freedom to live without fear. It isn't just about stopping wars; it's about addressing the structural problems within society that prevent equality. Those can include governance, sustainability, community building, and above all, respect for human rights."

The award will be presented annually to a graduate student of the School of Humanitarian Studies. Applicants must demonstrate an ability to explore issues of peace and justice, with a particular focus on capacity building; social protection systems building in failed or failing states and/or child rights implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The recipient will undertake the consideration of practical structures and process that will contribute to the establishment of sustainable peace and security, and publish results and recommendations that may take the form of one or more of the following: journal/popular press articles, inter-disciplinary social science forums; artistic expression, or innovative Internet applications that foster wide and deep public discussion within one year of the award.


  • graduate student in the School of Humanitarian Studies
  • demonstrated desire to create a more stable and secure world
  • publish recommendations for sustainable peace and security initiatives within the year
  • demonstrated financial need

How to Apply

  • this In-Course Award is open to students who are (or will be) active in their program on the deadline date
  • pending the availability of funding, the competition will run annually from June 1st to August 1st (closes 11:59pm PST)
  • applications are submitted online through MyAdmin. A full list of awards in competition will be viewable upon login
  • address eligibility criteria for all awards in that competition in one one-page essay with your name in top margin

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