Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore

Current projects

Love Letters from the Past: Courtship, Companionship, and Family in the Ukrainian Canadian Community

This exhibit explores love and courtship culture as it was shaping up in the Ukrainian Canadian community. Through actual letters, memoirs, family photographs, and various publications, we learn how personal relationships evolved, and how this new culture flourished in both urban and rural environments.

Ukrainian Archival Collections in Canada: Preserving the Past, Building the Future

The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers, archivists, curators, collection managers, and other custodians of Ukrainian Canadian archival collections in order to start a conversation among stewards of Ukrainian cultural documentary heritage. This conference aims to increase awareness about Ukrainian heritage collections in Canada, survey problem areas and needs of archival collections. It will help establish connections and collaboration among the institutions, will provide an opportunity to share knowledge and successes and, therefore, improve their sustainability.

Sustainable Ukrainian Canadian Heritage (SUCH)

SUCH is a multifaceted research and education program of the Kule Folklore Centre at the University of Alberta. It aims to raise awareness about the importance of cultural and historical heritage of Ukrainian Canadians; to provide a ground for networking, collaboration, education and resource sharing among academic, research, and memory institutions, cultural heritage repositories, archivists and other heritage professionals, community organizations, and researchers studying Ukrainian Canadians; and to offer innovative ways to assist Ukrainian Canadian repositories and organizations in preservation of and providing access to their rich cultural heritage.