Department head and chairs

Administrative staff

  • General office contact information

    Department of German and Slavic Studies
    Room 328 Fletcher Argue Building
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
    Phone: 204-474-9516

Academic faculty


Sessional instructors

Other professorial staff


Other academic faculty

Professor Emeritus

Graduate students

Masters' students


Derek (Andriy) Patten
Pre-MA in Slavic Studies (Ukrainian focus)


Annika Burkard (Advisor: Dr. Stephan Jaeger)
MA in German
Migration in current films and literature, relations between literature, films and politics, questions regarding current Europe. Currently writing MA thesis about "The flight across the sea in the context of the European refugee crisis in 2015/2016: politics and guidance of the recipient in German film and literature"

Evelyn Castillo Marzo (Advisor: Dr. Stephan Jaeger)
MA in German
Digital storytelling practices in museums in Germany. The use of fictional and non-fictional personal stories to enhance emotions, identification and understanding and explore different digital strategies and modes of bringing these stories into the museums’ exhibition designs. 

Charles (Charlie) Chadwick (Advisor: Dr. Lars Richter)
MA in German
The effects of the film industry on the development of Germany throughout its growth during the 20th century arguing that the medium of film was integral to multiple levels of Germany's national progression as a whole.

Cynthia (Cindy) Yusishen (Advisor: Dr. Orysia Kulick)
MA in Slavic Studies (Ukrainian focus)
The literary works of Serhiy Zhadan, known as the unofficial bard of Eastern Ukraine in correlation to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, that began in 2014. Zhadan's works are vehicles for understanding and communicating the complexity of Ukraine's current climate.

Visiting scholars

  • Olena Gordiyenko
    Zaporizhzhia State University Medical
    104 Isbister Building

    Second language acquisition, English as a foreign language, lexicography

  • Roman Kalytchak
    Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

    International relations, politics, diplomacy, EU and Ukraine

  • Olga Khamedova
    Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University
    104 Isbister Building

    Journalism and new media, Ukrainian press in Ukraine and Canada

  • Svitlana Pavlenko
    Honchar Dnipro National University
    Museum of Dnipro City History
    104 Isbister Building

    Ukrainian-Japanese relations, consular relations, international politics, historical museums

  • Tetiana Sorokina
    National Technical University of Ukraine
    104 Isbister Building

    Second language acquisition (Ukrainian and Russian)

  • Myroslava Svitlyk
    Uzhhorod National University
    104 Isbister Building

    Teaching Ukrainian as a second language, metaphors, worldview/semantics

  • Mykola Zhurba
    Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University, Severodonetsk
    442 University College

    Education, democratic governance, Poland-Ukraine