Robert Bohdan Klymasz


Zurawecki Research Fellow
Office: 204 St. Andrew’s College



• PhD, Folklore, Indiana University (1971)
• Graduate student, Harvard University (1960-62)
• MA, Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba (1960)
• BA, Russian Language and Literature, University of Toronto (1957)

• Sessional Instructor and Research Scholar, Centre for Ukrainian-Canadian Studies, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB, 2002 –
• Curator Emeritus, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa-Gatineau, 2001-
• Curator, East European Program, Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa-Gatineau, 1984-2001
• Visiting Lecturer/Instructor, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Alberta, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1978-83.
• Executive Director, Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre (Oseredok), Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1976-82
• Head/Senior co-ordinator, Slavic and Eastern European Program, Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies, National Museum of Man (Canadian Museum of Civilization), Ottawa-Gatineau, 1967-76
Ukrainian-Canadian and Ukrainian folklore, especially folk narrative, ethnomusicology, immigrant rituals, ethnic jokes, icons and pictorial art, folk songs from the Canadian Prairies
• Sviéto: Celebrating Ukrainian-Canadian Ritual in East Central Alberta through the Generations (Edmonton: Alberta Culture & Multiculturalism, Historical Resources Division, 1992)
• Ukrainian Folksongs from the Prairies (Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, Research Report no. 52, 1992)
• (editor) Art and Ethnicity: The Ukrainian Tradition in Canada (Hull, Quebec: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1991)
• (editor) The Ukrainians in Canada, 1891-1991 (Hull, Quebec: Canadian Museum of Civilization & Ottawa: National Museum of Science and Technology, 1989)
• Ukrainian Folklore in Canada (New York: Arno Press, 1980)
• Folk narrative among Ukrainian-Canadians in western Canada (Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Folk Culture Studies, National Museum of Man, 1973)
• The Ukrainian Winter Folksong Cycle in Canada (Ottawa: National Museums of Canada, 1970)
• An Introduction to the Ukrainian-Canadian Immigrant Folksong Cycle (Ottawa: National Museum of Canada, 1970)
• A Classified Dictionary of Slavic Surname Changes in Canada (Winnipeg: Ukrainian Free Academy of Sciences, 1961)
• In Journal of the Folklore Institute, Canadian Folk Music Journal, Ethnomusicology, Folklore and Folk Music Archivist, Canadian Folklore / Folklore Canadien, Encyclopaedia of Music in Canada and various collections

2011-2012 UCHS 3100 Ukrainian Arts in Canada
2010-2011 UCHS 3100 Ukrainian Arts in Canada
2009-2010 UCHS 3100 Ukrainian Arts in Canada
2005-2006 155.310 Ukrainian Arts in Canada
2003-2004 52.243 Ukrainian Canadian Folklore
2002-2003 52.243 Ukrainian Canadian Folklore