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A Student's Experience at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

October 20, 2014

Editor’s note:  This article was written by Olena Gerber, a recent immigrant studying Intensive EAL at the Language Training Centre. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights celebrated its opening weekend September 19-21, 2014 with guided preview tours. The Language Training Centre offered several free tickets to its students and Olena was one of the lucky winners. As a writing assignment in her class, she wrote about her experience at the Museum.


Today I was in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. I won one ticket in the afternoon at RRC. I am lucky! But the weather was not as good as I expected. It was raining.

What can I say about the Museum? As for me, I think everyone should see it! The Museum opened on September 27th, therefore a lot of exhibits were closed.
So the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is a large gallery with modern technology. The main idea of the museum is: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” The Museum includes positive and negative historical facts. On the third floor there is a huge white circle. When one person stands there, a coloured circle comes in sight around it. If more people stand on the white, the coloured circle will be bigger. This exhibit is about working together.
The Museum was built with yellow, gray and pink colored stones. There are more passages glowing inside. I am lucky in another way – I saw the Architect of this museum!
I really like this museum and I will recommend it to everyone.

– Olena Gerber, Intensive EAL student