About HREC Education

Valentina Kuryliw author photoValentina Kuryliw is the Director of Education of the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC).

HREC Education furthers the research, study and understanding of the Holodomor, the 1932-33 famine-genocide in Soviet Ukraine, through six main channels: promotion, presentations, training workshops, educational resource development, lobbying and consulting.

HREC Education promotes inclusion of the Holodomor, a genocide recognized by the Canadian government, in school curricula in educational institutions. We develop instructional materials and training programs for educators that use best practice strategies and methodologies for teaching about the Holodomor across Canada, the USA and in Ukraine. We promote an interactive multidisciplinary approach and train educators to develop students’ critical and historical thinking skills.

HREC Education lobbies Ministries of Education, administrators, school boards, social studies and history curriculum leaders across Canada. We conduct professional master classes for educators and give community presentations. We consult with Ministry staff, education boards and museum educators on human rights, genocide and the Holodomor.

HREC Education co-funds and co-directs an education Methodology Lab with HREC In Ukraine.

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