Genocide and Human Rights University Program 2019

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Summer Program
August 5, 2019 to August 16, 2019
Ontario, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Human Rights, Jewish History / Studies, Social Sciences, Women's & Gender History / Studies


The program is running from August 5, 2019 to August 16, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

The Institute’s Genocide and Human Rights University Program (GHRUP) is a two-week, graduate-level summer course hosted in partnership with the University of Toronto History Department. Taught by leading experts over a 2-week period, this course incorporates genocide theory, history, sociology, political science, anthropology and international law.

The GHRUP provides participants with the intellectual framework to understand the numerous, complex, and often emotional issues related to genocide. An examination of several major case studies of genocide including the Armenian Genocide, the Jewish Holocaust, and the Rwandan Genocide among others, provides the foundation for comparative analysis while specific case studies and special themes vary from year to year.

Students come from all over the world to participate in this structured forum to explore universal questions relating to human rights and their gross violations. To learn more about the program, please visit

Requirements / Costs / Eligibility

Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree.

All complete applications are reviewed in May by the Admissions Committee, consisting of university professors and IIGHRS Academic Board members. Because of the seminar nature of the course, only a limited number of applicants are admitted to the program. Selection will be based on a combination of strength of interest, scholastic aptitude, and relevance of the course to the candidate’s future. International students should apply as early as possible due to potential complications with obtaining a visa.

For registration details, please visit

A non-refundable $25 CDN application processing fee must be included with your application. If accepted to the course, this fee will be applied to the cost of tuition. This payment can be made through the Institute’s donate page:

The tuition fee is $999.00 CDN (including the $25 application fee). Payment must be completed within one week of admission in order to register for the course. Please pay by check payable to the Zoryan Institute of Canada or through the Institute’s donate page:

Students who withdraw after registration will be refunded 50% of tuition fees. Program fees are non-refundable if withdrawal is made after program commencement, for any reason.

Residence facilities are available on the University of Toronto campus by prearrangement. There are single and double rooms available at the New College Residences facility. The residence is centrally located and includes WiFi and kitchens. Bookings must be made through the IIGHRS in order to be assured a room and to qualify for the group rate.

​Students may spend the full two weeks staying in the New College Residences. For students who need stay beyond the two weeks, accommodation can not be guaranteed, but we will make best efforts to provide your desired dates.

The group rates for the Residences for 2019 are $40.00 CAD per night for a single room, and $56.00 CAD per night for a double room. Please note that double rooms are limited. Taxes are charged on top of these prices and are currently 13%. A full hot breakfast can be added during the week for $8.50 CAD per day, with added tax of 13%. Charges will be on a pro rated basis.

How to apply

Registration for the 2019 program is now open. Please visit to complete the necessary application forms. The application deadline is on April 30, 2019.

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Contact Info: 

Registration for the 2019 program is now open. Please visit to complete the necessary application forms. The application deadline is on April 30, 2019.

Contact: Megan Reid, Outreach Coordinator