DCC3113 / CML4109S / EAS4103 - Summer School on The Arts and Human Rights (AHR)

2nd Edition (June 19-23, 2017)

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Deadline to apply:

  • For Credit Participants: APRIL 17, 2017
  • For Non-credit Participants: MAY 30, 2017

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) is preparing the second edition of the Summer School on The Arts and Human Rights (AHR).

The goal of this course is to explore issues around the Art as a manifestation of human rights and as an instrument for the promotion of human rights. The course is open to students (for credit or not) as well as academics, government employees, NGO and IO staff, indigenous and community representatives, artists, activists and cultural workers. Each year, the summer school will focus in a particular theme.

For 2017, the theme will be Indigenous Arts and Culture and the course will be offered only in English. Enrolment is limited to 40 participants. Those who successfully complete the training will receive a certificate of recognition from the Human Rights Research and Education Centre.

The Course features leading scholars, practitioners and artists. Academic direction will be provided by Professors John Packer, HRREC Director, and Chantal Rodier, Faculty of Arts, uOttawa.

The Connection between the Arts and Human Rights

In recognition of the Arts as an integral medium of learning and expression, the HRREC launched the Arts and Human Rights Program. This powerful initiative seeks to raise awareness and engage individuals in a multidisciplinary interrogation of human rights issues framed through various forms of creative artistic expression such as visual, performance, media, cinematography, musical and literary arts. The AHR summer course brings to life the teaching component of the program and explores areas of study directly related to the foci of the HRREC. The curriculum blends traditional and artistic pedagogical methods.


Students (Certificate only): $600 **

Students (Certificate + Credits): *Please verify the Registrar's website.

Other participants: $950 **

*Undergraduate students (regardless of the institution they are attending) who wish to take the course for credit will be subject to the University of Ottawa’s tuition & fees policy.  

** The Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund (IBEX) Spring 2017 run by the Institute of International Education can support indigenous participation in a variety of international, short-term activities related to biocultural diversity and natural resource preservation including this Summer School (only for non-credit participants). Applicants will be prompted to submit a proposed itemized budget. For more information, please contact the Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund at ibex@iie.org (www.iie.org/ibex).

Registered students benefit from discounted rates in the University of Ottawa residences. Breakfast and snacks are provided during the week-long course.

Please do not send your payment with the registration form, instructions for payment will be sent upon confirmation of registration.

Review the information provided in the program and the registration form. After reading the documents, specific questions can be answered by contacting arthrrec@uottawa.ca.

Organizing Committee

John Packer, Professor and Co-director  |  Chantal Rodier, Professor (Faculty of Arts) and Co-director  |  Courtney Doagoo, Ph.D. Candidate and Part-time Professor Viviana Fernandez, Assistant Director, HRREC  |  Omid Milani, Ph.D. Candidate in Law

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