The Bosnian War and Genocide


The Bosnian War and Genocide: A Personal Journey and Perspective


A Personal Journey and Perspective.

A Presentation by

Suzana Vukic

7:30pm, Thursday, March 28, 2012

Health Sciences Auditorium

(6th floor – Room 610)

Health Sciences Building

155 College Street,  Toronto

Just West of University Avenue & Queen’s Park subway (Northwest exit)

Link to:    MAP


Tickets – $10

(General Admission)


A brief bio of  Suzana Vukic

Suzana Vukic was born and raised in Montreal. She is of Croatian descent. Her parents come from Kali, an island village near the coastal town of Zadar, in Croatia.

Ms Vukic graduated from Concordia University and have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Social Science. She works as an educator in socio-professional services with adults with intellectual disabilities and autism.

For the past four years, She has been writing a column for The Hudson/St. Lazare Gazette, a local weekly newspaper based off the island of Montreal. She has written about a wide variety of social issues and personal topics of interest through her column, as well as other pieces published elsewhere.

In the summer of 2010, She wanted to write about the 15th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide. In order to do so, She made connections with members of Toronto’s Bosniak community and was invited to join them in Toronto on the weekend of July 11th to commemorate the Srebrenica Genocide. Following this, She was made an honourary member of the Institute for Research of Genocide Canada (IGC), an organization dedicated to documenting the Bosnian genocide.

Last summer (2012), the Bosniak community of North America (Toronto and New York) sponsored her trip to Bosnia. She participated in the Srebrenica Peace March, a three-day journey which commemorates the arduous journey undertaken by Bosniak men seeking to flee death at the hands of the Bosnian Serb army by escaping to safe territory in July of 1995. She attended the burial of 520 men, as well as the commemoration ceremony at Srebrenica/Potocari on July 11th. During her trip, she also did research for a book that she is writing on Bakira Hasecic and her organization, Women Victims of War. This organization is dedicated to helping women, men and children who were victims of mass and systematic wartime rape during the Bosnian war.


For Information about this event

Contact: James Kafieh – CGE Chair, T(416) 529-6041,



In collaboration with the Canadians for Genocide Education board, the Institute for Research of Genocide-Canada is hosting a lecture about the Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The lecture will be given by our with our very own member of the International Expert Team of the Institute for Research of Genocide, Canada Suzana Vukic

Suzana has been working with the Bosniak community since 2010 when she began covering our efforts to pass the Srebrenica Genocide Resolution in the Canadian Parliament in the weekly column in the Montreal Gazette.

Last summer (2012), Suzana had an opportunity to visit Bosnia and connect with some of the survivors of the Genocide. She participated in the Srebrenica Peace March, she attended the burial of 520 men, and the commemoration ceremony at Srebrenica/Potocari on July 11th.

Furthermore she has been doing research for a book she intends to write about Bakira Hasecic and her organization, Women Victims of War.

The lecture will be held on THURSDAY, MARCH 28TH, 2013

Following the lecture, a Q&A session will be held followed by a small reception.

Tickets are $10.00 per person. At the moment we are taking reservation as we only have a limited number of tickets. For those interested in the event or for more information please contact:
Aldina Muslija (on facebook or Call 647 236-0361)
Leila Handanovic (via facebook)
Dina Bajric(via facebook)

Please invite your friends! We hope to see you all there!