Thursday, May 12, 2016
Celebration Culture: A strong voice in the Polish community
Polish Community Support Creates Student Opportunities
Thursday, October 20, 2011
11:30 am, 136 Isbister Bldg
Dirt, Drawsko and the Undead: The Archaeology of Folklore and Mortuary Practices in Poland
A public talk by Amy Scott, PhD Student, Department of Anthropology
March 14, 2011, a delegation of officials from the government of Poland visited the University of Manitoba.
The Department of German and Slavic Studies welcomed several delegates, including the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, Zenon Kosiniak-Kamysz; Consul-General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto, Marek Ciesielczuk; president of the Canadian Polish Congress (Manitoba branch), Grazyna Galezowska and the Polish studies coordinator (Canadian Polish Congress) Zofia DeWitt. U of M representatives meeting the group were James Dean, executive director, Office of International Relations, Richard Sigurdson, dean, Faculty of Arts, Mark Lawall, associate dean, Arts, Cheryl Dueck, head, German and Slavic studies, professor Stephan Jaeger, and Polish program coordinator Magda Blackmore.
The visit caps an agreement between the U of M and the government of Poland in providing support for Polish studies in Winnipeg. Last year, Marek Ciesielczuk, Consul-General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto met with Richard Sigurdson to discuss cooperation between the consulate and the university in advancing Polish studies. The consulate in cooperation with the Polish Canadian Congress drafted a proposal for the Polish senate. Sigurdson noted, “The Faculty of Arts is delighted to be able to appoint a fulltime faculty member in Polish Studies. We thank our friends and partners, both in the Polish-Canadian community and in the Republic of Poland, for helping us to realize this dream. By providing a greater breadth of courses in Polish language and culture, the university is better able than ever to offer our students crucial knowledge and skills that will help build bridges between Canada and Poland.”
May 6, 2010, a delegation of officials from the government of Poland visited the University of Manitoba.
The visit of this group featured the signing of an agreement for the new Consulate General of the Republic of Poland Prize for Polish Studies ($1000 per year to an undergraduate student of Polish Studies for the next three years).
Marek Ciesielczuk, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto was hosted in March 2010 by the Dean of Arts, Dr. Richard Sigurdson to discuss further cooperation between the Consulate and the University. Negotiations included hiring a full-time lecturer in Polish language and culture, supported by the Government of Poland. The Consulate in cooperation with the Polish Canadian Congress drafted a proposal which went to the Polish Senate and received very positive feedback.
The delegation was led by H. E. Bogdan Borusewicz , President of the Senate of the Republic of Poland. He was accompanied by 20 others, including:
Zenon Kosiniak-Kamysz, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Canada Marek Borowski, MP, Chairman of the Contacts with Poles Abroad Committee Zdzislaw Pupa, Senator, Chairman of the Environment Committee Mariusz Witczak, Senator, Chairman of the Local Government and State Administration Committee Lukasz Abgarowicz, Senator, Deputy Chairman of the Emigration Affairs and Contacts with Poles Abroad Committee Andrzej Grzyb, Senator, Deputy Chairman of the Culture and Media Committee Candidate of the Civic Platform Election Committee Zbigniew Cichon, Senator, Member of the Human Rights, the Rule of Law and Petitions Committee Marek Ciesielczuk, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto Zofia de Witt, President of Canadian Polish Congress, Manitoba Branch
The Polish delegation met with University of Manitoba officials including: President David Barnard; Vice Provost (Programs) Richard Lobdell; and Richard Sigurdson, Dean of Arts.
While in Manitoba, the delegation also visited with representatives of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, with representatives of the Human Rights Museum regarding negotiations on Poland’s place in the permanent exhibit, and met with Polish Diaspora in Winnipeg.
For more information, contact Dr. Stephan Jaeger, Acting Head, German and Slavic Studies, at: 204-474-9930 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, March 19, 2010
3:30 pm, 108 Cross Common Room, St. John's College
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Archives: Encounters with Polish History in the Making
A talk by Professor Daniel Stone, University of Winnipeg
Followed by a wine and cheese reception
Lecture sponsored by Canadian Polish Congress, Manitoba Branch and Department of German and Slavic Studies