A prestigious national scholarship has been given to a Regina high school teacher.
The grant from the Holocaust Scholarship Program from the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem was awarded to Michelle Phair.
Phair, who teaches at O’Neil says with the scholarship, noted she will now get to travel to Jerusalem, where she’ll attend a seminar to learn all there is about the Holocaust.
“It is pretty much the be all and end all as far as it being the centre of Holocaust education,” she said.
Phair noted upon finishing her study of the Holocaust in Israel, she’ll head back to Canada to further develop and improve upon the existing Holocaust and Genocide studies course, which originally was developed in Ontario.
“It’s a summer school course that students in high school can learn about the Holocaust,” she said. “As part of the two credits that they receive for that in Ontario, they go to Germany and Poland.”