Humanities announces new human rights academy   


The Faculty of Humanities is proud to announce the inaugural session of UVic’s Summer Academy on Genocide Studies and Human Rights Education in the summer of 2020.

Themed "Understanding Atrocity," this week-long course for 15 to 17 year olds features an in-depth introduction to the role individuals play in moments of mass atrocity.

"This new academy puts young people in charge of creating the world they want to live in," summer camps organizer and English Professor Stephen Ross says.

"By giving them a sense of the history of mass atrocity and cultivating in them a sense of their power to change the world, it aims to mobilize a new generation of informed and active citizens." 

The academy, open to all BC high school students, will run twice in this inaugural year, from Aug. 10-14, and Aug. 17-21.

For more information, please email Charlotte Schallié at or visit the faculty site.