DCC3113 | CML4109 - Summer School on The Arts and Human Rights (AHR)

3rd Edition (June 18-22, 2018)

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Deadline to apply:

  • For Credit Participants: APRIL 16, 2018
  • For Non-credit Participants: MAY 31, 2018

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

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.

For 2018, 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.


*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.  

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  |  Viviana Fernandez, Assistant Director, HRREC  |  Caroline Faucher, Communications and Events Management Officer, HRREC

AHR Summer School - Pictures

DCC3113 / DRC4731 / CML4109S - Summer School on the Arts and Human Rights - 1st Edition (June 2017)

2nd Edition (June 19-23, 2017)

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  • In 2017, we have partnered with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to welcome an immersive exhibit featuring Maya Indigenous women: Weaving a Better Future. The exhibit was launch at an event at the Senate and it was displayed at the HRREC for a few weeks.
  • Also, on the first day of the summer school, we have hosted and launched the Exhibition A View of Nueva Segovia in partnership with CUSO International.

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, University of Ottawa

DCC3113 / DRC4731 / CML4109S - Summer School on the Arts and Human Rights - 1st Edition (June 2016)

Inaugural Edition (June 20-24, 2016)

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