Two day-long symposia on the Holocaust are held each May at the University of British Columbia. Over a thousand senior high school students meet with survivor speakers in small group sessions, view films and hear from historians, educators and anti-racism speakers.
Space for the UBC Symposia is limited. For information please contact 604.264.0499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The VHEC Symposium at UBC is supported by the following VHEC Funds: Edwina & Paul Heller Holocaust Education Fund, Sid and Sylvia Eibschutz Endowment Fund, the Sophie Waldman Endowment Fund, the Leo Krell Memorial Book Fund, the Meyer & Gita Kron Fund and Ruth Kron Sigal for Excellence in Holocaust Education, and the Lehrer Endowment fund; with additional support from the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, the University of British Columbia and the Province of British Columbia.
There were many new insights and perspectives discussed that
stimulated me to think critically about central issues surrounding
the Holocaust and its effect on present conflicts.
– Grade 12 student
The VHEC presents annual district-wide Symposia for students in the Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Shawnigan Lake School (Vancouver Island), Surrey, and West Vancouver school districts. These half-day programs consist of a historical overview of the Holocaust, film, survivor speakers and student Q&A period.
For more information on existing district-wide programs, or to organize a Symposium in your district, please contact email@example.com.
The District-Wide Symposia Program is supported by the Vaisler Family, in memory of Syd and Sari Vaisler and The Lovi Memorial Endowment Fund of the VHEC in honour of Anna (Abrahamsohn) Lovi, Dr. Joseph Lovi & Dr. Marta Lovi. Download the Lovi brochure
Additional support provided by the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver and the Province of British Columbia.