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Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies
Канадський інститут українських студій

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Tel: (780) 492-2972
  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G T6G 2H8
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News Release

Contact: Marta Baziuk
Tel: (416) 923-4732


Holodomor Research and Education Consortium announces program for the Holodomor Education Conference


2 May 2013—The Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) has announced the program for the conference The Holodomor and Curricula—Triumphs and Challenges, to be held May 10‒12, 2013, in Toronto. The conference is being organized together with the National Holodomor Education Committee of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, St. Vladimir Institute, the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre and the Holodomor Education Team, UCC Toronto. The program and other materials are available at

Topics to be examined include successes and challenges in achieving the inclusion of the Holodomor in curricula, discussed in a panel featuring Oksana Kulynich, Chair of the US Holodomor Education Committee; Lana Babij, a librarian and bibliographer of; Valentina Kuryliw, Chair of the National Holodomor Education Committee (Canada) and Director of Education at HREC; and Valentina Noseworthy, Middle Years Consultant for Manitoba Education.

Methodologies and approaches for teaching the Holodomor will be addressed by teacher and music specialist Natalia Onyschuk and Halia Sawycka-Dmytryshyn, educator and artist for elementary classes (elementary grades); and for secondary grades, by Mark Melnyk, Curriculum Leader and History Teacher for the York Region District School Board. Valentina Kuryliw will provide an introduction to her Holodomor Workbook and Holodomor Teaching Kit as well as other key resources for teaching the Holodomor. One session will be devoted to sharing and brainstorming ideas for commemorating Holodomor Memorial Day in schools. Dr. Orest Cap, Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba, will deliver a presentation, prepared with Dr. Denis Hlynka, entitled Holodomor and Emerging Technologies. In the final conference session, participants will focus on developing strategies and establishing next steps for promoting inclusion of the Holodomor in curricula.

A highlight of the conference will be Dr. Roman Serbyn’s keynote address, “The Genocide We Now Call The Holodomor.” Dr. Serbyn is Professor Emeritus of History, University of Quebec at Montreal, and one of the world’s leading experts on the Holodomor.

HREC was established earlier this year through a gift of the Temerty Family Foundation (Toronto) to CIUS of the University of Alberta. HREC has as its mandate to research and disseminate information about the Holodomor and to ensure that it is represented in the teaching of history and genocide. HREC may be reached at; phone: 416 923-4732.

The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) is a leading centre of Ukrainian studies outside Ukraine that engages in and support research and scholarship in Ukrainian and Ukrainian-Canadian studies. If you would like more information on the Institute, please visit our website at , facebook page at or contact Dr. Bohdan Klid at (780) 492-2972;

Канадський інститут українських студій (КІУС) — провідний осередок українознавчих студій поза межами України, покликаний розвивати і підтримувати науково-дослідну роботу з української та українсько-канадської тематики. Щоб отримати детальнішу інформацію, просимо відвідати наш веб-сайт , фейсбук або зв’язатися з д-ром Богданом Клідом (780) 492-2972;


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