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Seminar (Thursday, October 11, 2012)


Руслан Забілий

"Сучасний стан архiвiв, музеїв i академiчнoї свoбoди в Українi"

Forum and Lecture (May 17-18, 2012)

Speaker: Vitaly Chernetsky

"Visioning Forum: CIUS and its place in the University and wider communities"

Thursday, May 17, 11:00-12:00 p.m.)


"The Anguish and Yearning of Diasporic Displacement: The (Re)construction of Identity in the Works of Vasyl' Stefanyk and Joseph Conrad and Their Cinematic Adaptations"
(Friday, May 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m.)


Forum and Lecture (May 11, 2012)

Speaker: Volodymyr Kravchenko

"Visioning Forum: CIUS and its place in the University and wider communities"
Friday, May 11, 3:00-4:00 p.m.)


"Ukraine: In Search of a Usable Past"
(Friday, May 11, 11:00-12:00 p.m.)


Forum and Lecture (March 22-23, 2012)

Speaker: Michael Moser

"Visioning Forum: CIUS and its place in the University and wider communities"
(Thursday, March 22, 10:00-11:00 a.m.)


"The Unknown Chapter in Ukrainian Language History: Ukrainian as Practiced by late Galician Russophiles"
(Friday, March 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m.)


Shevchenko Lecture (Friday, March 9, 2012)

"Ukraine and the Russian Question"
Speaker: James Sherr


Winter 2012 Seminars


Seminar (Thursday, February 2, 2012)

"Yara Arts Group: Dream and Destination"
Speaker: Virlana Tkacz


Fall 2011 Seminars


Shevchenko Lecture (Friday, March 11, 2011)

"Shevchenko and Gogol' (Hohol'): The Ukrainian Intelligentsia in Imperial Culture"


Winter 2011 Seminars


Fall 2010 Seminars


Shevchenko Lecture (18 March 2010)

"Beauty Will Save the World!"
Normative Femininity as a Political Image of Yulia Tymoshenko


Winter 2010 Seminars


Special Seminar (16 October 2009)

"Issues in Teaching Ukrainian as an Official Language: Ukrainian for Professional Purposes" (In English)
Speaker: Oksana Tyshchenko (Senior Researcher, Ukrainan National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine)


International Conference: Eastern Christians in the Habsburg Monarchy(11-12 September 2009)


Fall 2009 Seminars


Shevchenko Lecture (27 March 2009)

"Blood in the Borshch: An Illustrated Talk on Contemporary Ukraine by Natalka Husar and Janice Kulyk Keefer"


Special Meeting (4 March 2009)

His Excellency G. Daniel Caron, Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine: "Ukraine: Trends and Perspectives"


Winter 2009 Seminars


Fall 2008 #2 Seminars


Fall 2008 Seminars


Shevchenko Lecture (7 March 2008)

"Representations of the Jew in Ukrainian Literature"
Speaker: Myroslav Shkandrij


Winter 2008 Seminars


Fall 2007 Seminars


"Ukrainian Sources in Russian Archives." Speaker: Tatiana Tairova-Iakovleva (11 May 11 2007)


Shevchenko Lecture (30 March 2007) 

"The Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA): What have we learned 65 years after its founding?"
Speaker: Peter Potichnyj


Special Lecture: "The Issue That Keeps Coming Back: Language Politics in Post-Orange Ukraine." Speaker: Dr. Dominique Arel, Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Ottawa, (23 January 2007)


Bociurkiw Memorial Lecture: "Christianity, Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky and Private Property in Ukraine." Speaker: Rev. Dr. Paul Babie (Tuesday 16 January)


Winter 2007 Seminars


Workshop. World War II in Ukraine: Collective Memory in the Light of History (29 November 2006)


Fall 2006 Seminars


A Discussion with Abina Dann, Canada's Ambassador to Ukraine (11 June 2006)


"The Transdnistrian Crisis and the Peackeeping Mission of Ukraine: Is there Reason for Hope?" Speaker: Anatoliy Kruglashov (4 May 2006)


Shevchenko Lecture (10 March 2006) 

"Chornobyl (Chernobyl) in Perspective: The 20th Anniversary of a Nuclear Disaster"
Speaker: David Marples


Winter 2006 Seminars


Fall 2005 Seminars Part 2


Fall 2005 Seminars


Shevchenko Lecture (10 March 2005) 

"Myth and Memory: The 'Great Fatherland War' and the Formation of a Soviet Ukrainian Identity"
Speaker: Roman Serbyn


Winter 2005 Seminars


Fall 2004 Seminars

Shevchenko Lecture (March 12, 2004)
"From Dysfunctional to Blackmail State:
Paradoxes of the Post-Soviet Transition"
Speaker: Mykola Ryabchuk


Winter 2004 Seminars


Thursday, 4 December, 3:30 p.m. (Edmonton)

"Ethnic Communities in Lviv: Socio-Legal Relations (16th-18th Centuries)" (In Ukrainian)
Dr. Myron Kapral ( Institute of Archeography, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv Branch)
Heritage Lounge, Athabasca Hall, U of Alberta


Thursday, 13 November, 3:30 p.m. (Edmonton)
"Ukraine on the Eve of Presidential Elections:
Domestic Struggles and Foreign Influences"

Dr. Oleksiy Haran ( Political Science Department & Center for National Security Studies, University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy)

Heritage Lounge, Athabasca Hall, U of Alberta


Friday, 3 October, 7:30 p.m.(Edmonton)

"The Apostolic Mission of the Church and the Social Service of Orthodox Communities in Ukraine" (In Ukrainian) 

His Eminence Archbishop Ihor (Isichenko)
(Eparchy of Kharkiv and Poltava, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church; Department of the History of Ukrainian Literature, Kharkiv National University) 

Heritage Lounge, Athabasca Hall, U of Alberta 

Lecture to be followed by a presentation of Serhii Plokhy's and Frank E. Sysyn's book Religion and Nation in Modern Ukraine


Friday, 19 September, 7:30 p.m.(Edmonton)  

"Distance Learning at Lviv National University: 
A Model for Ukraine's Universities?" (In Ukrainian)

Dr. Roman Rykalyuk (Computing Science Centre, Lviv National University)

Heritage Lounge, Athabasca Hall, U of Alberta


Thursday, 3 April, 3:30 p.m. (Edmonton)

"Lexical Changes in Contemporary Ukrainian Following Independence"  (In Ukrainian)

 Dr. Valerii Polkovsky (Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta)

Heritage Lounge, Athabasca Hall, U of Alberta


Thursday, 27 March, 3:30 p.m.(Edmonton)

 "The Slavic Idea in Nineteenth Century Ukrainian Political Thought: A Step Forward in National Ideology Formation?"

Dr. Anatoliy Kruglashov (Department of Political Science and Sociology), Yuriy Fedkovych (Chernivtsi National University); Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta

 Heritage Lounge, Athabasca Hall, U of A 


Friday, 14 March, 7:30 p.m.(Edmonton)

Thirty-Seventh Annual Shevchenko Lecture

 "Multiculturalism in Canada: What Was Intended and What Has It Become?"

Orest M. Kruhlak (Former Director, Multiculturalism Program, Department of the Secretary of State)

Education North, 2-115, University of Alberta

Orest Kruhlak held high-level positions in departments and programs of the federal and Alberta provincial governments responsible for heritage, culture and multiculturalism from the early 1970s until his recent retirement from public service. He thus had an insider's view of the origins and evolution of multiculturalism from its foundation as government policy until 2002. His most recent position was Regional Executive Director, Western Region, Department of Canadian Heritage.

Sponsored by:
The Ukrainian Professional and Business Club, Edmonton
The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS), University of Alberta


Thursday, 27 February, 3:30 p.m.(Edmonton)

 "Ukrainian Military Formations in the German Armed Forces (1939-1945)"

 Dr. Andrij Bolianovs'kyj (Senior Research Scholar, Ivan Franko Lviv National University)

 (In Ukrainian. Lecture to be followed by a presentation of his book  Українські військові формування в збройних силах Німеччини (1939-1945)


Friday, 24 January, 7:00 p.m. (Edmonton)

 "Book Launch of Dr. Bohdan Harasymiw's New Study, Post-Communist Ukraine

Heritage Lounge, Athabasca Hall, U of A


Monday, 2 December, 3:30 p.m. (Edmonton)

"The Midwife in Ukrainian Traditional Culture: Ritual, Folklore, Mythology"

Dr. Olena Boriak (M. Rylsky Institue of Art Studies, Folklore and Ethnology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)

Co-sponsored by the Huculak Chair of Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography

Heritage Lounge, Athabasca Hall 


Thursday, 14 November, 7:30 p.m. (Edmonton)

 "The Fourth Wave: Ukrainian Immigration to Canada 1991-present"

Dr. Wsevolod Isajiw (Department of Sociology, University of Toronto)

 Heritage Lounge, Athabasca Hall 


Thursday, 10 October, 5:00 p.m. (Edmonton)

Book Launch of the English Translation of Volume 8 of Mykhailo Hrushevsky's History of Ukraine-Rus'

Dr. Nancy S. Kollmann (Department of History and Center for Russian and East European Studies, Stanford University)

Faculty Club, University of Alberta


Thursday, 26 September, 3:30 p.m. (Edmonton)

"The Cold War, Ukrainian Canadians and the Sources of Multiculturalism"

Gregory Smolynec (Department of History, Duke University)

Heritage Lounge, Athabasca Hall


University of Alberta, 11-13 April 2002 (Edmonton)

A Rock and a Hard Place:
Ukrainians in Canada from the Great War to the Cold War

All academic sessions are open to the public. There is a daily registration fee of $10 (general public) and $5 (students), payable at the conference registration desk. There is no charge for the wine & cheese reception. Admission to the UNF Hall Cabaret Evening is by voluntary donation.
Thursday 11 April, 8:00 pm -10:00 pm
Official Opening. Upper Lounge, Faculty Club, 1145 Saskatchewan Drive.
Greetings from the Director of the CIUS: Dr. Zenon Kohut
Wine & Cheese Reception and Launching of the two recent publications in the field of Ukrainian Canadian Studies: Canuke Literature: Critical Essays on Canadian Ukrainian Writing by Sonia Mycak, and Canada and the Ukrainian Question, 1939-1945: A Study in Statecraft, by Bohdan Kordan.
(All academic sessions will take place at Tory Breezeway #2).


Friday 12 April
08:00 - 8:50 Registration
8:50 - 9:00 Opening of Academic Sessions

Session 1: Some Pivotal Personalities in the Interwar Period
Chair: Dr. Roman Yereniuk, University of Manitoba

9:00-10:40 am
Rev. Dr. Myroslaw Tataryn, University of Saskatchewan
“Father Nicholas Shumsky and the Struggles of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canada, 1918-1939.”

Myron Momryk, National Archives of Canada
“Mike Starr: The Early Years”

Dr. Oleh Gerus and Dr. Denis Hlynka, University of Manitoba
“Anthony Hlynka and the Third Wave (1940-1949)”

10:40-11:00 Break
Session II: The Ukrainian Canadian Left
Chair: Julia Köneke, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Kiel, Germany

Rhonda Hinther, Ph.D. Candidate, McMaster University
“The Littlest Participants in the Class Struggle: Children in the Progressive Ukrainian Community in Canada.”

Andrij Makuch, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto
“The ‘Pretenders’: Challenges to the Dominance of the Ukrainian Labour Farmer Temple Association in the Ukrainian Canadian Left”

12:00-1:15 Lunch
Session III: The Evolution of Ukrainian Canadian Identity in the Interwar Years
Chair: Dr. Natalia Shostak, University of Saskatchewan

Alexander Makar, Canadian Centre for Culture & Ethnography, University of Alberta
“Ukrainians in Canada in the 1920s and 1930s: Historical Mythology and Identity.”

Dr. Frances Swyripa, University of Alberta
“Pilgrims in the Prairie Countryside: The Role of Ethnic Religious Institutions.”

Dr. Sonia Mycak, University of Sydney, Australia
“Breaking the Language Barrier: Anna Kuryliw’s English-language Prose”

3:00-3:20 Break
Session IV: Ukrainian Canadian Literature
Chair: Dr. Bohdan Kordan, University of Saskatchewan

Jean Kowbel, M.A. Student, University of Manitoba
“Paul Crath’s Literary Achievements.”

Valerii Polkovsky, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Alberta
“Problems of Ethnicity and Thematic Diversity in Pre-Second World War Ukrainian Canadian Literature".Presentation in Ukrainian.

4:20-4:40 Break

Special Talk & Slide Show Presentation
Chair: Ostap Skrypnyk, Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Saskatoon

Joe Gurba, B. Sc. (Ag.) P. Ag., Edmonton, & Roman Fodchuk, B. Sc. (AG), BLA, MLA, Calgary
“From Peasant Farmer to Master Farmer: The Impact of Ukrainian Agrologists on the Tranformation of Agriculture in Rural East Central Alberta.”

Informal outing to restaurants in Chinatown, on 97-99 Streets between 105-107 Avenues. Please organize yourself into dinner parties.

8:00-10:00 Cabaret Night, Ukrainian National Federation Hall, 10629-98 Street. Admission by voluntary donation. All proceeds go to the theatre group.

Featuring period music and Monologues and Dialogues from the interwar era Ukrainian Canadian theatrical repertoire. Presented by the Lovers of Literature and Drama Club at the U.N.F. Hall. Performances in Ukrainian. Coffee, tea and desserts.

Saturday 13 April

8:00-9:00 Registration
Session V: Different Facets of Community Development
Chair: Peter Melnycky, Alberta Community Development, Edmonton

Roman Fodchuk, M.A., Calgary
“The Hemp Seed Oil Press in East Central Alberta from the Pioneer Era to the 1950s.”

Dr. Brian Cherwick, Canadian Centre for Culture and Ethnography, University of Alberta
“Ukrainian Music in Interwar Era Canada.”

Uliana Holowach-Amiot, M.A., Calgary
“The Canadian Ukrainian Youth Association: Its Origins and Early Years.”

10:40-11:00 Break

Session VI: The Ukrainian Immigrant Novel in Canada
Chair: Dr. Peter Rolland, University of Alberta

Mykola Soroka, Ph.D Candidate, University of Alberta
“The Structure of the Diaspora Novel: Laura Salverson’s Viking Heart and Illya Kiriak’s Sons of the Soil". (Presentation in Ukrainian)

Jars Balan, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta
“Illya Kiriak: The Shy Champion of Ukrainian Canada.”

12:00-1:30 Lunch

Session VII: Showmen, Showbiz and Showtime: Entertaining and Enlightening Interwar Era Ukrainian Canadians
Chair: Suzanne Soares-Webster, Midwest State University, Guaratuava, Brazil

Dr. Bohdan Nebesio, Department of Comparative Literature, Religion and Film/Media Studies, University of Alberta
“Going to the Movies: The Reception of Film among Ukrainian Canadians During the Interwar Period.”

Dr. Andriy Nahachewsky, Canadian Centre for Culture and Ethnography, University of Alberta
“Vasile Avramenko and the Paradigm of National Art.”

Orest Martynowych, Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies, University of Manitoba
“Vasile Avramenko: The Man and the Myth.”

3:10-3:30 Break

Session VIII: Bearpit Session
Chair: Dr. Manoly Lupul, Calgary

“A Community in Conflict: Tracing the Contours of the Ukrainian Canadian Community from the Great War to Cold War.”
Panel Discussion with Andrij Makuch, Orest Martynowych, Myron Momryk, Andriy Nahachewsky.

4:30-4:45 Official Closing

Conference Banquet: Celebrating a Quarter Century of the
CIUS and Ukrainian Scholarship in Canada

Faculty Club, University of Alberta, 11435 Saskatchewan Drive

Tickets: $75 per person. Reservations can be made by email c/o or by calling 780 492-2972.

6:30-7:00 Cocktails

7:00-8:00 Dinner

8:10-10:00 Banquet Programme


Emcee: Andrew J. Hladyshevsky

Welcome, Introductory Remarks
Benediction: His Eminence Archbishop John Stinka,
Western Diocese, Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada


Scholarly Adventure: Zenon Kohut, Director, CIUS
Ivan L. Rudnytsky, Bohdan Bociurkiw, George S.N. Luckyj, Laurence Decore

Recognitions: Manoly R. Lupul and Peter Savaryn

Introduction of the Guest Speaker:
Honourable Gene Zwozdesky, Minister of Community Development
Keynote Address:
Honourable Halvar C. Jonson, Minister of Intergovernmental and International Relations
Acknowledgements: Frank Sysyn, CIUS

Entertainment: Sketches from Ukrainian Canada
Thanksgiving: Very Rev. Michael Kowalchyk
Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton


Sunday 14 April
Suggested Sunday Outing: “Mriya: Ukrainian Achievements in Aerospace Science and Technology”. Touring exhibition at the Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway, open from 11 am to 4:00 pm. Admission: $7 for adults, $5 for students.


Friday, 8 February 7:00 p.m.

Edmonton premiere and only scheduled showing in Edmonton of "My Mother's Village"

The screening will take place at the Provincial Museum of Alberta, 12845-102 Ave., and will be followed by a discussion and reception with the award-winning filmmaker John Paskievich.

In this documentary film, director John Paskievich delves into the experience of exile and its impact on the human spirit. More than 50 years after his family fled Ukraine, Paskievich visits his parents' homeland, a
place both familiar and foreign. He explores how children of refugees and immigrants are caught between two worlds: Canada, the land where they live, and Ukraine, the land of their ancestors.

Admission: adults - $7.00; students/children $5.00; children under 12 - free. For further information and advance tickets, please contact: CIUS at (780) 492-2973, or, or the Ukrainian Book Store, 10215-97 St. 422-4255. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the screening.

Sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, and the National Film Board of Canada


Wednesday, 30 January 3:30 p.m. (Edmonton)

"The Development of Ukrainian National Historical Consciousness in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries." (In Ukrainian)
Volodymyr Kravchenko, Director of the Kowalsky Eastern Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Kharkiv National University
Heritage Lounge, Athabasca Hall, University of Alberta


Monday, 28 January, 3:00-5:00 p.m. (Toronto)

"Adaptation and Integration of New Immigrants: The Fourth Wave of Immigration from Ukraine in Canada, 1991-2001"
Prof. Wsevolod Isajiw (Department of Sociology, U of T)
Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies
1 Devonshire Place
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Programme for the Study of Ukraine, Centre for
Russian and East European Studies, and Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Toronto Office


Friday, 18 January, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Toronto)

"Nativists vs. Westernizers: Problems of Culture Identity in Ukrainian Literature"

Olha Hnatiuk, University of Warsaw (Shklar Fellow, Harvard University)

Frank Josef Scheybal Seminar Room, Room 14352,
Robarts Library (130 St. George Street)

Presented by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine
at the University of Toronto and the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies.



Monday, 3 December, 7:00 p.m. (Edmonton)

Celebrating Ten Years of Ukraine's Independence
And the 25th Anniversary of CIUS

Round Table Discussion
"Ten Years after Independence: Quo Vadis, Ukraine?"

Dr. Taras Kuzio
(Research Associate, Centre for International and Security Studies, York University)

Dr. David Marples
(Director, Stasiuk Programme on Contemporary Ukraine, CIUS)

Dr. Roman Solchanyk
(Researcher, Rand Corporation)

Dr. Zenon Kohut
(Director, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies)

The round table will be held in Room B-10, Computing Science Centre (CSC).

The CSC is adjacent to Athabasca Hall (see map on back of leaflet).


Friday, 30 November 2001, 7:30 p.m. (Toronto)

Celebrating the publication of the Index to the five-volume Encyclopedia of Ukraine and the launch of the forthcoming Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine

Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation 2118-A Bloor St. West

In attendance will be His Excellency Dr. Yuri Scherbak, Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada

Refreshments to follow. R S V P Phone (416) 978-6934 e-mail


Saturday, 24 November, 3 p.m. (Toronto)

Suchasni pohliady na Spadshchynu Mytropolyta Andreia Sheptyts'koho
Current Views on the Legacy of Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky)

d-r Andrij Chirovsky (St Paul University)
"Mytropolyt Andrei Sheptyts'kyi i paps'kyi vizyt Ukrainy, cherven' 2001 r. "

d-r Petro Galadza (St Paul University)
"Mytropolyt Andrei Sheptyts'kyi i dukhovna kryza siohodnishnioi UHKC"

d-r Andrii Krawchuk (St Paul University)
"Post-radians'ki napriamy v interpretatsii mytropolyta Andreia Sheptyts'koho"
Instytut sv. Volodymyra, 620 Spadina Ave., u prymishchenni UCRDC, 2-yi
St Vladimir's Institute, 620 Spadina Ave., UCRDC office 2nd floor)
Sponsors: NTSh-Canada, UCRDC, and CIUS


Monday, 12 November, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Toronto)
"Ukraine's Foreign Policy: Challenges and Perspectives"

Borys Tarasyuk (Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ukraine; Director, Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Kyiv),

Room 108 North Building, MCIS (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine and the Canadian Institute for Ukrainian Studies.

Friday, 2 November, 7:00 p.m. (Edmonton)

Bohdan Bociurkiw Memorial Lecture
Celebrating Ten Years of Ukraine's Independence
and the 25th Anniversary of CIUS

"Ukraine’s Foreign Policy: Ten Years after Independence."

Borys Tarasyuk (Foreign Minister of Ukraine, 1998-2000)

Room B-2, Computing Science Centre (CSC).

Borys Tarasyuk graduated from the Faculty of International Relations and International Law, Taras Shevchenko State University of Kyiv, in 1975. Upon graduating he worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Ukrainian SSR and served at the United Nations. Following Ukraine’s independence, Mr. Tarasyuk held various senior posts at Foreign Affairs and headed several important committees, including Ukraine’s Disarmament Committee (1992-95). In 1995, he was elevated to the rank of 1st Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, and in 1997-98 headed Ukraine’s mission to NATO in Brussels. In April 1998, he became Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, a position he held until October 2000. Mr. Tarasyuk now heads the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Co-operation, a Kyiv-based research and policy studies centre.

Tuesday, 16 October 2001 at 6:30 p.m. (Toronto)

"Baturyn: the capital of the Cossack Hetman State. New Historical and archeological discoveries"

Lecturer: Volodymyr Mezentsev, Ph.D.

St. Vladimir Institute: 620 Spadina Ave. Toronto. ON M5S 2H4

The lecture will survey the history and architecture of Baturyn - the capital of the Hetman state in Left-Bank Ukraine - and present the results of its excavations conducted by Ukrainian and Canadian archeologists last summer.
V. Mezentsev, a participant of this field research, will show archeological evidence regarding the emergence of the Hetman capital in the 17th and early 18th centuries. The lecture will be richly illustrated with slides.


Sunday, 14 October, 4:00-7:00 p.m. (Edmonton)

Panel Discussion on "The Current State and Future of Ukrainian Studies"

St. Michael Room, Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre
11727 Kingsway, Edmonton

Dr. Andreas Kappeler, Professor and Director, (Institute of East European History, University of Vienna)

Dr. Frank Sysyn, Director, (Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta)

Dr. Oleh Ilnytzkyj, Professor, (Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta)

Moderator: Dr. Zenon Kohut, Director (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta)

A reception will follow the presentations and discussion period.

Tuesday, 10 April, 3:30 p.m. (Edmonton)

"Great Russians and Little Russians: Russian-Ukrainian Interrelations and Perceptions in Historical Perspective"

Dr. Andreas Kappeler (Institute of East European History, University of Vienna)

Heritage Lounge, Athabasca Hall, U of A


Friday, March 30, 4:00 p.m. (Toronto)

"The International Aspect of the Ukrainian Revolution"

Oleksandr Pavliuk,  (EastWest Institute, Kyiv Centre)

University College, 15 King's College Circle, Room 256


Thursday, 22 March, 3:30 p.m. (Edmonton)

"Current Historiography on Totalitarianism in Ukraine: Achievements and Problems" (In Ukrainian)

Dr. Yuriy Shapoval (Institute of Political and Ethnonational Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv)

Heritage Lounge, Athabasca Hall, U of A

Friday, 9 March, 10:30 a.m. (Edmonton)

Round Table Discussion on "Whither Ukraine?"

Derek Fraser, (Canada's Ambassador to Ukraine)

The meeting with Ambassador Fraser will take place in Room 2-49, Computing Science Centre (Project Seminar Room). The Computing Science Centre is attached to Athabasca Hall (Athabasca Hall Annex Building)

Ambassador Derek Fraser, LL.B., University of British Columbia, joined the foreign service in 1963. Since then he has served in Saigon, Bonn, Moscow and Brussels. From 1988 to 1993 he was ambassador to Hungary, and from 1995 to 1998, ambassador to Greece. In Canada, Mr. Fraser has held a number of posts in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, including Director, USSR and Eastern Europe Relations Division, and Director, Western Europe II Division. Mr. Fraser was appointed Canada's ambassador to Ukraine in July 1998.

Thursday, 8 March, 7:30 p.m. (Edmonton)

Thirty-Fifth Annual Shevchenko Lecture

A Challenging Decade: Ukraine and the West, 1991-2001

Dr. Oleksandr Pavliuk (Director, East-West Institute, Kyiv, and John Kolasky Memorial Fellow)

2-115, Education North Building, University of Alberta

Sponsored by: The Ukrainian Professional and Business Club, Edmonton and The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS), University of Alberta


Wednesday, 7 March, 3:30 p.m. (Edmonton)

"Ukraine's Search for Regional Security"

Dr. Oleksandr Pavliuk (East-West Institute, Kyiv, and John Kolasky Memorial Fellow)

Heritage Lounge, Athabasca Hall, U of A

Friday, March 2, 2001, 4:00 p.m. (Toronto)

"A Fitting Conclusion? The Revolution of 1905 in Southern Ukraine"

Leonard Friesen (Wilfrid Laurier University)

University College, 15 King's College Circle, Room 256

Tuesday, 27 February, 3:30 p.m. (Edmonton)

"The Stundists of Kyiv Province: Popular Religion, National Identity and Political Reliability in Late Imperial Russia"

Dr. Heather Jean Coleman (Department of History, University of Calgary)

Heritage Lounge, Athabasca Hall, U of A


Friday, February 16, 2001, 4:00 p.m. (Toronto)

"A Forgotten Page in the History of Ukraine: The Italians of Odesa"

Ann Makolkin (University of Toronto)

Friday, January 26, 2001, 4:00 p.m. (Toronto)

Anatomy of a Revolt: Hrushevsky's Analysis of the Causes of the Khmelnytsky Uprising

Frank Sysyn  (University of Alberta)

University College, 15 King's College Circle, Room 256

Tuesday, 23 January, 3:30 p.m. (Edmonton)

"California Dreaming: Ahapii Honcharenko's Role in the Founding of a Pioneer Ukrainian Canadian Intelligentsia"

Jars Balan(Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta)

Heritage Lounge, Athabasca Hall, U of A


All lectures held in Heritage Lounge, Athabasca Hall unless otherwise noted

Monday, 4 December, 3:30 p.m.

"Forms of Address in Ukrainian"
Valerii Polkovsky (Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta)


Tuesday, 26 September, 3:30 p.m.

"Regionalism in Ukraine: Integration or Disintegration?"
Dr. Nataliya Chernysh (Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Kansas and Department of Ethnology, Lviv National University)
(In Ukrainian)


Tuesday, 4 April, 3:30 p.m.

"Claiming Sovereignty over the Past: Nineteenth-Century Ukrainian-Russian Debates over Kyivan Rus"

Dr. Bohdan Klid (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta)


Friday, 17 March, 7:30 p.m.

"The Development of Heraldry in Ukraine"
In Ukrainian)
Ivan Svarnyk (Central State Historical Archive of Ukraine in Lviv)


Monday, 6 March 2000, 7:00 p.m.

Thirty-Fourth Annual Shevchenko Lecture

"Ukrainians in the Western Media: A Maligned Minority?"


Chrystia Freeland (Deputy Editor, The Globe and Mail), Roma Hadzewycz (Editor, The Ukrainian Weekly

Grant MacEwan Community College, City Centre Campus, Building 5, Conference Theatre (Room 142)

Sponsored by:

The Ukrainian Professional and Business Club, Edmonton, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS), University of Alberta, and the Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre (URDC) at Grant MacEwan Community College


Thursday, 17 February, 3:30 p.m.

"The Transformation of the Image of the Writer in Ukrainian Literature of the 1980s"
Darusia Antoniuk (Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta)


Thursday, 27 January, 3:30 p.m.

"Was Nikolai Gogol a Post-Colonial Ukrainian Writer?"
Dr. Oleh Ilnytzkyj (Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta)