A Message from the CIUS Director | The season of remembrance, commemoration, and gratitude

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Greetings to all supporters of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, wherever you are these days!

Snow has recently blanketed most of the Canadian prairies, and the city of Edmonton—from where I am writing this message—now shines in a white winterly glow. That is how November arrived, a month of reflection, commemoration, remembrance, and gratitude. In Canada, like in many other states, members of the Commonwealth, on November 11, we pause to pay tribute to the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, who have served, and continue to serve, our country during times of war, conflict, and peace, in particular during the First and Second World Wars. 

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