I-witness field school

Iwitness field school
Expand your horizons and encounter life-changing experiences on the I-witness Field School.

"It can bring you to a place that most classrooms can't."

The purpose of the Field School is to explore the ways in which the Holocaust is memorialized in Central Europe and to build an understanding of how the lessons of the Holocaust are relevant in today’s world.

Students in this 3.0-unit, 400-level course have the opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of antisemitism, racism, religious intolerance, homophobia and the stigmatization of the mentally and physically disabled communities. Graduate students will register for GMST 589, which is a 1.5 unit course.

The next program will run in May of 2024, with applications due on November 1, 2023.

We highly encourage applicants to attend one of the information sessions below before applying to the program:

1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, in CLE D130 

3:00 pm on Thursday, October 12, 2023, in CLE C111 

12:30 pm on Friday, October 20, 2023, on zoom

(Please send an email to iwitness@uvic.ca to sign up for the zoom info session.)

Never forget - UVic Holocaust Field School

Watch the Humanities Field School video - there is something in each field school that can't be learned in class!



In addition to foundations, many individual members of the community have generously provided financial support. Special thanks to April and David Katz for giving a significant donation to create the Zena and Chaim Katz Family Memorial, which provides student scholarships for the I-witness Field School.

Students can also apply for the Silberberg Memorial Award to help cover travel costs.

All of these generous community gifts and personal donations help make this program possible.