Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies

Your Donations in Action

A few facts:

  • In 2015 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 The Program on Contemporary Ukraine 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.