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

  • Witnessing the War in Ukraine

    May 19, 2022

    In the context of the ongoing war on Ukraine, the Summer Institute "Witnessing the War in Ukraine: Oral History and Interview-Based Research" offers an academic platform for a respectful and focused discussion of research needs and fieldwork challenges of interview-based research in the context of the ongoing war on Ukraine.

  • Marriage is (Not) Required: Ukrainian Wonder Tales and Customary Law

    April 08, 2022

    Join us at noon on Friday, April 15th for a Folklore Lunch presentation by Alina Oprelianska, a visiting doctoral student at the Kule Folklore Centre at the University of Alberta. Alina will deliver a talk entitled "Marriage is (Not) Required: Ukrainian Wonder Tales and Customary Law."

  • From Shevchenko to COVID: New Perspectives on Ukrainian Folklore in Canada

    April 06, 2022

    The Kule Folklore Centre and the Alberta Society for the Advancement of Ukrainian Studies are pleased to host the inaugural Annual Bohdan Medwidsky Memorial Lecture on April 28, 2022. Our first speaker is Dr. Robert Bohdan Klymasz - a renowned expert on Ukrainian Canadian folklore.

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