Dissertations

The Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies maintains a library of research papers dealing with issues of interest to the Ukrainian Canadian community. Under the direction of Dr. Orest Cap, Acting Director, the Centre has begun to make its public aware of critical documents which play a role in the understanding of Ukrainian Canadian culture. Through the Centre, these documents are available to scholars for research and study.

  • Bojagora, M. (2013). AN ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY OF ADULT UKRAINIAN IMMIGRANTS' ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING EXPERIENCES: EXAMINING THE RELATION BETWEEN ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY AND ECONOMIC SUCCESS IN CANADA. Toronto, ON: Graduate Program in Education York University. This thesis examines the ways in which the informal and formal English language learning experiences impact the economic performance and integration into Canadian society of post former Soviet Union (FSU) Ukrainian immigrants. This ethnographic study explores and compares the language learning experiences of six adult Ukrainian immigrants in the large urban centre, Toronto, Ontario and the smaller urban cities of Saskatoon and Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Michael Halliday's (1976) and Roman Jakobson's (1990) systemic and structural functional theories of linguistics frame this study and offer the idea that language is used with specific purpose. Through a questionnaire and in-depth interviews, results show that host-country language proficiency is deemed important and essential, although not the sole indicator of economic success or self-sufficiency. Factors such as family support and ethnic networks also have positive effects on the economic outcomes of recent immigrants from Ukraine. Read thesis...
  • Cap, Ihor (1995).  A STUDY OF USEFULNESS AND EFFECTIVENESS OF A SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL PRINT MODULE ON MULTICULTURAL BEHAVIOUR CHANGE IN APPRENTICES IN MANITOBA. Read abstract...
  • Cherwick, Brian A. (1999). POLKAS ON THE PRAIRIES: UKRAINIAN MUSIC AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY. Read abstract...
  • Filenko, Taras. (1998). ETHNIC IDENTITY, MUSIC AND POLITICS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY UKRAINE: THE WORLD OF MYKOLA LYSENKO. Read abstract...
  • Kelebay, Yarema (1975). THE UKRAINIAN COMMUNITY IN MONTREAL. Unpublished M.A. thesis, Concordia University. 
  • Kelebay, Yarema (1992). THE IDEOLOGICAL AND INTELLECTUAL  BAGGAGE OF THREE FRAGMENTS OF UKRAINIAN IMMIGRANTS: A CONTRIBUTION IN THE HISTORY OF UKRAINIANS IN QUEBEC (1910-1960). Unpublished PhD dissertation, Concordia University.
  • Kharchenko, Nataliya (March 9, 2018). NOT JUST A HERITAGE LANGUAGE: SHIFTING LINGUISTIC LANDSCAPES OF UKRAINIAN IMMIGRANT FAMILIES IN ENGLISH CANADA. Read abstract...
  • Kondrashov, Oleksandr (2008). Theses Title: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF THE FOURTH WAVE UKRAINIAN IMMIGRATION IN WINNIPEG: PROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVES OF IMMIGRANTS' ADAPTATION. Available online: http://mspace.lib.umanitoba.ca/handle/1993/8039) - abstract and title.
  • Krekhovetsky, Luba. (1998). WRITING ETHNICITY ON THE INTERNET: COMMUNICATIVE PRACTICES OF THE UKRAINIAN VIRTUAL COMMUNITY. A Thesis in the Department of Communication Studies. Presented in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts at Concordia University. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. October 1998. Read abstract...
  • Kushnarenko, V. A. (n.d.). INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION: THE CANADIAN-UKRAINIAN CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP. Department of Theory and Policy Studies in Education Ontario Institute for Studies in Education University of Toronto. Internationalization of higher education has become a priority for many universities. It provides them with educational models that can respond efficiently to current issues and challenges of globalization. International academic collaboration plays an important role in the creation of such models and prepares educational systems to act effectively in foreign environments. This study explores the Canadian-Ukrainian curriculum development partnership through the specifics of institutional culture, power and joint project management. Canadian and Ukrainian educators participated in semi-structured, open–ended interviews to reveal processes associated with their joint venture. The findings indicate that the project was largely influenced by Canadian and Ukrainian university conceptualization of internationalization and involved multiple cultural and professional perceptions of the partnership context and developments. Diversity of expectations, commitment, acceptance of differences practiced in this collaboration revealed the importance of academic dialogue among developed and developing countries and suggested possible standards for future international curriculum development joint ventures. Read thesis...
  • Mellamphy, Janelle. (1996). YOULOGY: SELF/PORTRATURE, CANADA, AND TARAS POLATAIKO'S YOU SERIES. Read abstract...
  • Melnyk, Iryna (1987). Thesis title: UKRAINIAN BILINGUAL EDUCATION IN THE MONTREAL: PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM 1911-1945. Read thesis...
  • Ostryzniuk, Natalie. (1998). SAVELLA STECHISHIN: A CASE STUDY OF UKRAINIAN-CANADIAN WOMEN ACTIVISM IN SASKATCHEWAN, 1920-1945. Read abstract...
  • Pawlowsky, Alexandra. (1997). UKRAINIAN CANADIAN LITERATURE IN WINNIPEG: A SOCIO-HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, 1908-1991. Read abstract...
  • Wasylkewycz, Maria (1987). Thesis title: THREE CASE STUDIES OF MUTUAL AID IN THE UKRAINIAN IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY OF WINNIPEG, 1900-1918. Read thesis...

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