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Forgotten Voices, Living History – International Conference for Educators on the WWII History in Asia

B.C. ALPHA (Association for Learning & Preserving the History of WWII in Asia) invites educators from BC to participate in the Forgotten Voices, Living History – International Conference for Educators on the WWII History in Asia organized by Toronto ALPHA to be held from October 1 – 3, 2010 at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of University of Toronto.   

The conference is co-sponsored by Toronto School Board and other Ontario school boards together with some universities and academic organizations.  500 educators are expected to attend this conference.  Besides academic presentations by researchers and scholars from Canada, US, China, Korea and Japan, survivors of the atrocities committed during WWII in Asia will also share their stories in the conference.  
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson (former Governor General of Canada) will deliver the keynote speech on “Inclusive Curriculum”, and Canadian writer, Joy Kogawa will make concluding remarks on “Justice and Closure: Forgiveness and Reconciliation”.

BC ALPHA has decided to sponsor some educators from BC to attend this conference in the form of financial subsidy of not more than $1000.  Those who are interested in attending the conference and in need of financial assistance may apply for the subsidy.  Applicants will need to attend an interview in person or by SKYPE (for those located outside the Lower Mainland).  Successful applicants will be expected to attend a pre-conference meeting on September 25, 2010 (Saturday) from 2 – 5 pm.
 


Any questions or concerns, please contact Thekla Lit at
bcalpha@alpha-canada.org or 604-313-6000. 

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKAGE TO
bcalpha@alpha-canada.org 


COMPLETED APPLICATION FOR SUBSIDY MUST ARRIVE NO LATER THAN September 13, 2010 
 

Download the Financial Subsidy Application Form