Disarmament Education Projects

The Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation (GRA) is an annual competition offered by The Simons Foundation and the International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Global Affairs Canada. The primary objective of the Awards is to enhance Canadian graduate level scholarship on non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament (NACD) issues.
The Simons Papers in Security and Development are edited and published at the School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University. The papers serve to disseminate research work in progress by the School's faculty and associated and visiting scholars with the aim to encourage the exchange of ideas and academic debate.

In 2014, The Simons Foundation combined endowments previously established to support the Simons Directorship in Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Research, the Simons Professorship in Peace and Disarmament, and the Simons Professorship in Human Security to create the new Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at The University of British Columbia's School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. 

In 2001, The Simons Foundation partnered with The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, to create the Simons Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Research at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC. The Simons Centre was an academically based research centre focused primarily on nuclear disarmament with a mission to achieve progress toward global nuclear disarmament through nuclear non-proliferation and arms control, supported by disarmament of other forms of mass violence and expansion of genuine human security under law-based global governance.  Since the restructuring of the Liu Institute for Global Issues in 2009, the activities of the Simons Centre have continued through the Liu Institute’s focus on security, sustainability and social justice.