Polish Students Hike

WHAT?
Hike around Buntzen Lake in the Ioco/Port Moody area
WHEN?
Saturday, June 25th at 11 AM. The hike will take more or less 3 hrs.
WHERE?
Meet up in the far-end parking lot of Buntzen Lake
GETTING THERE…
The buses don’t run there until summer so if you don’t drive we will have to figure out car-pool arrangements. If you do drive and are willing to pick up others please let us know when you RSVP.
WHO?
All former & current UBC Polish language class students. This is NOT an official UBC event, just an informal get-together to keep up with our Polish language skills.
CONTACT: polishhikesubc@mail.com
Please RSVP  with the number of people you plan to come with, so we know how many people we are waiting for when we all meet up. A phone-number would be great too just in case you can’t make it or happen to be running late.
Please note: The the event is not organized by Polish Language Program. We are not responsible for content posted.

Application deadline for Witnessing Auschwitz 2016

Witnessing Auschwitz is still accepting applications for 2016 program.

Deadline: October 29, 2015 at 3:00 pm

For more information on application process please check:

http://bozenakarwowska.arts.ubc.ca/witnessing-auschwitz/

About the program

Auschwitz was a place in which several frequently conflicting agendas of the Nazi Germany intersected: it was an industrial compound, a concentration camp, a medical research site, and an extermination facility; it served to imprison, terrorize, enslave, and kill. Moreover, Auschwitz is a site of conflicted memories that raises the question how, and if at all, it can be remembered and commemorated in ways that resist both sentimentalization and the recourse to conventional literary or cinematographic imagery. In fact, one of the most pressing issues of the Holocaust studies is the question: how to educate about Nazi crimes when there are no more survivors to share their stories.

This program takes a multi-disciplinary approach and will give you the chance to take part in lectures, seminars and workshops in Poland, where you will have direct access to historical archives, museums, and leading experts in all relevant disciplines related to the Holocaust studies.You will conduct independent studies at sites of mass extermination, as well as research issues related to the Holocaust in the context of social responsibilities of researchers and professionals.