Program list & descriptions

Dispute Resolution ( Masters )

Striking a balance between developing your practical skills and perspectives, and providing you with concepts and frameworks from different disciplines, students deepen skills and knowledge through: elective courses, co-op work opportunities and a choice of related research. Through a combination of interdisciplinary courses and co-operative education learning, you will emerge from this cohort-based MADR program with an understanding of concepts, theories, processes and skills for addressing conflicts and disputes in the context of public policy development and governance processes.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Prerequisite Minimum standing
BA B+

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Entry point Domestic students International students
September Feb 15 December 15

EXAMS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of intent
  • Letters of reference from assessors (not mandatory, but recommended)
  • For details, please consult the Dispute Resolution website

Program advisers

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
General Office 250-721-8055 HSD A302
FAX 250-721-8849
Director Catherine Althaus 250-721-8084 HSD A302a padirect@uvic.ca
Assistant to the Director & Office Mgr. Belle Young 250-721-8056 HSD A302 youngb@uvic.ca
A/Academic Administrative Officer Silvia Dulc 250-472-4196 HSD A312 paadmin@uvic.ca

Master of Public Administration

Graduate Student Advisor Herman Bakvis 250-721-8065 HSD A342 hbakvis@uvic.ca
Graduate Administrative Assistant Judy Selina 250-721-6448 HSD A302 jselina@uvic.ca

Co-operative Education

Co-op Coordinator Barbara Svec 250-721-8064 HSD A366 bsvec@uvic.ca
Co-op Assistant Christine Corr 250-721-8061 HSD A302 spacoop@uvic.ca

Undergraduate & Diploma Programs

FAX 250-721-8849
Program Manager Heather Kirkham 250-721-8067 HSD A306 hkirkham@uvic.ca
Undergraduate & Diploma Secretary Tara Da Silva 250-721-8074 HSD A302 spadipl@uvic.ca

Centre for Public Sector Studies (CPSS)

FAX 250-721-8849
Executive Director Thea Vakil 250-721-6442 HSD A314 tvakil@uvic.ca
CPSS Professional Development Support Jennifer Guest 250-472-4585 HSD A379 jsguest@uvic.ca

Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution

FAX 250-721-8849
Program Manager Heather Kirkham 250-721-8067 HSD A306 hkirkham@uvic.ca
Graduate Student Advisor Tara Ney 250-721-8199 HSD A316 tney@uvic.ca
Graduate Administrative Assistant Judy Selina 250-721-6448 HSD A302 madr@uvic.ca

Masters of Arts in Community Development

Program Manager Wendy Swan 250-721-8082 HSD A363 cdadmin@uvic.ca
Graduate Administrative Assistant Tara Da Silva 250-721-8074 HSD A302 macd@uvic.ca

Graduate Certificates

Graduate Administrative Assistant Tara Da Silva 250-721-8074 HSD A302 gradcert@uvic.ca

Diploma in First Nations Government and Administration

Program Manager Marcia Dawson 250-472-4391 HSD A304 marciad@uvic.ca

Co-operative education opportunities

Can you do co-op?

Graduate co-op is strongly recommended in this academic program. Admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the Master of Dispute Resolution Co-op Program for details.

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
  • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
What other career development support does UVic offer?

UVic Co-op and Career can support you through every stage of your career development, through:

Looking for work?

Apply for all types of job opportunities at learninginmotion.uvic.ca.

Apply for admission

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Professional development
Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Graduate Students' Society

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