Kule Folklore Centre

The University of Alberta stands with our students, employees, academic colleagues, alumni and friends who have deep roots in Ukraine. 

For students and employees who require support please visit U of A Stands with Ukraine to be connected with resources and services, including an FAQ for prospective and current students. 

Read the March 8 letter from President Bill Flanagan and Steve Dew to learn more about the multiple efforts the U of A is engaged in to respond and support those affected.

The University of Alberta has created an emergency fund to support students and scholars directly affected by the crisis in Ukraine. You can donate by visiting the Financial Support in Response to the Crisis in Ukraine website. 

U-ART: Ukraine - Archives Rescue Team was launched on March 11, 2022 as a Canadian emergency response initiative coordinated at the University of Alberta by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Kule Folklore Centre, and Kule Institute for Advanced Studies. The goal of the initiative is to provide data backups for Ukrainian archival institutions, research institutions, individual scholars in all disciplines.

Більше про ініціативу українською мовою тут.

  • U-ART offers free digital storage to Ukrainian scholars and institutions under threat.
  • U-ART provides free, secure, and private data backup for archival institutions, research institutions, and individual scholars in all disciplines.
  • U-ART is a Canadian Emergency Response Initiative coordinated at the University of Alberta.
  • U-ART is coordinated by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Kule Folklore Centre, and Kule Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Alberta, and is supported by a number of national stakeholders.

For assistance with your data storage fill out this form, and we will get in touch with you with details as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the initiative, contact U-ART at ufpdf@ualberta.ca

Все буде Україна!

Kule Folklore Centre News & Events

  • Ukrainian kylym as a source of inspiration in contemporary design

    December 01, 2022

    Join us at the Kule Folklore Centre (250 Arts & Convocation Hall, University of Alberta) at noon next Friday, December 9 for a Folklore Lunch presentation by Lada Tsymbala! The topic of her talk is "Ukrainian kylym as a source of inspiration in contemporary design."

  • New course: Postal Censorship under Totalitarianism: The USSR and Nazi Germany

    November 22, 2022

    In Winter 2023, Dr. Alex Averbuch will teach a course "Postal Censorship under Totalitarianism: The USSR and Nazi Germany." This course will investigate the culture of epistolarity and censorship under totalitarian regimes in the USSR and Nazi Germany, testing the various modalities of correspondence: as documents, works of literature, and historical sources.

  • Grief and Mourning Narrative in Ukrainian Social Media

    November 14, 2022

    Please join us at the Kule Folklore Centre at noon on Friday, November 25 for our next Folklore Lunch presentation by Dr. Maryna Hrymych entitled "Grief and Mourning Narrative in Ukrainian Social Media. Case Study: Russia-Ukraine War."

  • The autobiographical survival account of Ludwig Schaaf and his journey to Canada

    October 03, 2022

    The Kule Folklore Centre is pleased to announce our October Folklore Lunch presentation by Ludwig Schaaf entitled "You can have everything you want in life if you want it badly enough" - an autobiographical account of his life and journey to Canada.

  • Oral History in Times of War: Reflections on Witnessing the War Summer Institute

    September 16, 2022

    You are cordially invited to an online Folklore Lunch presentation by Gelinada Grinchenko, Natalia Khanenko-Friesen, and Iuliia Skubytska entitled "Oral History in Times of War: Reflections on Witnessing the War Summer Institute, Krakow, Poland" on Friday, September 23, at noon Edmonton time.

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A memoir of growing up in Mundare, AB in the care of author's Baba and Gido John and Magda Feniak