- In 2013 alone, CIUS awarded scholarships, fellowships, and research grants to 27 under-graduate and 6 graduate students, as well as to 29 scholars working on Ukrainian or Ukrainian Canadian topics. These include recipients of such pres¬tigious awards as the Marusia and Michael Dorosh Master’s Fellowship, the Helen Darcovich Memorial Doctoral Fellowship, the Neporany Doctoral Fellowship, and the John Kolasky Memorial Fellowship, as well as numerous recipients of awards from CIUS endowment funds. Overall, since 1976 our Institute has awarded scholarships, fellowships, and research grants to more than 1,500 recipients.
- The newly established Centre for Political and Regional Studies is representative of our Institute’s new priorities in scholarly research and public outreach. This Centre coordinates and originates studies of contemporary Ukraine from a social science perspective. It has successfully organized and held a forum on “Trafficking of Women in Ukraine: Governmental and Nongovernmental Responses,” with other important projects currently under way.
- CIUS Press, a leading publisher of scholarly books with a focus on new and original English-language scholarship and research on Ukrainian history, language, literature, contemporary Ukraine, and Ukrainians in Canada, has published more than 175 books and over 60 research reports.
- East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies is a new periodical created by the merger of East/West (Ukraine) and the Journal of Ukrainian Studies (Canada). It brings new impetus and expertise to the field of Ukrainian studies.
- “A reliable source on Ukrainian topics, most recommended by university professors to their students,” The Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine is the most comprehensive English-language source of information on Ukraine, its history, people, geography, society, economy, diaspora, and cultural heritage. With more than 20,000 articles already completed, work on new entries continues thanks to your steadfast and generous support.
- The Ukrainian Language Education Centre (ULEC) enables educators in Alberta to teach the Ukrainian language by developing a variety of instructional materials.
- CIUS organizes and co-sponsors various international conferences, lectures, and seminar series in Ukrainian studies. Among the most prestigious of these are the annual Shevchenko Lecture, the Bohdan Bociurkiw Memorial Lecture, the Wolodymyr Dylynsky Memorial Lecture, the Danylo Husar Struk Memorial Lecture, and the annual Ukrainian Famine Lecture. Seminar series are held in Edmonton and Toronto with the participation of prominent international scholars, as well as graduate students.
- Our conferences, lectures, and seminars are open to the general public. The Institute also organizes visits and performances by Ukrainian writers and musicians.
All these accomplishments would not be possible without your generous support.
In Their Own Words...
Here are some testimonials from scholars, students, and artists supported by our Institute:
“I am truly grateful to CIUS for their generous support of my involvement in the University of Alberta’s summer study abroad program in Ukraine. Their grant enabled me to further pursue my undergraduate study of Ukrainian language, culture, and folklore in the vibrant, colorful city of Lviv.”
Allison Sokil (Canada), Department of Music,
University of Alberta, 2012.
“It is a great honor and privilege to be named the Neporany Fellow for 2010‒11. I am grateful for the opportunity given to me. I travelled to Ukraine to collect data...while conducting field work.... I participated in three conferences at which I had chances to present and discuss my fresh findings from the field.”
Huseyin Oylupinar (Turkey),
Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies,
University of Alberta, 2010
“A CIUS scholarship gave me two months of research time at the University of Alberta Library. I was able to access their excellent cartographic resources, which allowed me to develop a new line of research on the connection between cartography and the politicization of ethnicity, which is an issue of critical importance in Ukraine. Also using Ukrainian funds, I was able to start my second doctorate and a monograph on this topic. I am sincerely grateful to CIUS for their support.”
Dr. Kyrylo Halushko, executive director, Ukrainian Academic Society;
assistant professor, Mykhailo Drahomanov National Pedagogical Institute.
“CIUS generously provided major financial support for the publication of my monograph, The Church of Those Who Survived...enabling me to complete a multi-year project developing my doctoral dissertation.”
Dr. Natalia Shlikhta, associate professor and chair of the
Department of History at the Kyiv Mohyla Academy National University.
Her monograph, The Church of Those Who Survived: Soviet Ukraine,
Mid-1940s‒Early 1970s, was recently issued by AKTA Publishers (Kharkiv).
She is also a co-author of the textbook The History of Soviet Society (2010).
“CIUS generously awarded me a grant to do extensive research on the background of the prominent Ukrainian Canadian artist William Kurelek for my feature film The Passion of Kurelek. This research provided a framework for the script, which will be published in 2013.”
Halya Kuchmij (Canada) is a filmmaker and television producer.
She has worked in the film industry for more than thirty years and has
won numerous national and international awards, including the Genie.
In 2011 she was awarded the Shevchenko Medal for her
contribution to the cultural life of Ukrainian Canadians.