CIUS Salutes Dr. Manoly Lupul on His 90th Birthday

14 August 2017

The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies extends greetings to Dr. Manoly Lupul, its founding director and tireless advocate for Ukrainian and Ukrainian Canadian studies, and for Alberta's Ukrainian Bilingual School Program, on the occasion of his 90th birthday. A descendant of Ukrainian pioneers who settled in the Willingdon district of east-central Alberta, Dr. Lupul played a key role in CIUS's founding and was responsible for successfully leading the institute through its "pioneer era"―the first decade following its establishment in 1976. A graduate of the universities of Alberta, Minnesota, and Harvard (PhD, 1963), Dr. Lupul was a prominent activist in the Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Federation, and a key lobbyist for the adoption of multicultural policies in Canada and the 1988 enshrinement of multiculturalism in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. He authored The Roman Catholic Church and the North-West School Question, 1875-1905 (1974), and documented his career as a public intellectual and academic in The Politics of Multiculturalism: A Ukrainian-Canadian Memoir (2005). Dr. Lupul was also responsible for overseeing the preparation of the Encyclopedia of Ukraine and for editing five major collections on Ukrainian-Canadian themes. Manoly Lupul was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 2003. On the occasion of his milestone anniversary, the staff, associates, and friends of CIUS would like to wish Dr. Lupul and his family good health, happiness, and mnohykh lit―many years!