Annual Symposium on the Holocaust

The 46th Annual Symposium on the Holocaust will be held at the P. A. Woodward Instructional Resources Centre (IRC 2) at The University of British Columbia on June 4, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Teachers and students will engage with Professor Emeritus of  History, Chris Friedrichs and Historian Dr. Lauren Faulkner Rossi, Holocaust Survivor and Author Mariette Doduck, and filmmaker Dan Schubert. The symposium also includes a documentary film excerpt and two Q&A panels where students can ask questions.

Please limit your request to a maximum of 2 classes or 60 students.

Please complete and submit the registration request form below. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your request to register. Registration will remain open until April 30, 2024.

Please note that the cost is $150/per class. Schools unable to pay the fee, which supports the VHEC’s education programs, can apply for a subsidy. Kindly contact the VHEC at 604-264-0499 or via email to complete payment.

Space is limited! Requests for registration will be accepted in the order they are received. When attendance is at capacity, a waitlist will be started. Please contact us as soon as possible if the size of your class changes or if you are no longer able to attend, so that we can give those on the waitlist the opportunity to participate.

Any questions please contact Dr. Abby Herlin, Associate Director of Programs,

Thank you!

Registration Request Form

    I wish to participate with the following class:
    Grade 12Grade 11Grade 10

    Total number of students:

    Please invoice my school when registration is confirmed

    I would like to apply for a subsidy

    The VHEC is grateful to the following for their support of symposia programming:
    Diamond Foundation, Summit Ice, Michael & Rita Levy,* Lohn Foundation, David & Danya Fugman, Don Rosenbloom, the Vaisler family,** the Azrieli Foundation, Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver and the Province of BC and by the following VHEC endowment funds: Joseph and Mary Bulles Legacy, Sid and Sylvia Eibschutz, Lilli and Izak Folk Memorial, Edwina and Paul Heller Holocaust Education, Leo Krell Memorial Book, Lovi Memorial, Goldie and Avrum Miller Memorial, Meyer and Gita Kron, Ruth Kron Sigal for Excellence in Holocaust Education and the Lehrer and Sophie Waldman endowment funds.

    * In honour of Robert Krell’s Order of Canada

    ** In honour of Syd & Sari Vaisler and Naomi & Mac Adler