Events 2005

December, 2005

University News article about the CUCS

  The Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies celebrates 25th anniversary in 2006. 

November 23, 2005

Dr.Oleh Gerus inducted into honourary society

    Dr. Oleh Gerus was a distinguished guest at the Centre for International Education at California State University (Long Beach). While there he was also inducted into Phi Beta Delta, an honorary society for international scholars.

 November 17, 2005

Featured book launch at the University of Alberta conference


    The Gerus / Hlynka book The Honourable Member for Vegreville was launched at the University of Alberta conference Cossack Cowboys: The Ukrainian Experience in Alberta. This conference, held 17-19 November, commemorated the centennial of the Province of Alberta. It was jointly organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Programme of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies and the Ukrainian Folklore Centre both at the University of Alberta and the Ukrainian Pioneers' Association of Alberta. The Gerus / Hlynka book launch was held on Thursday evening, November 17 at 8 PM.

 November 7, 2005

Dr. Roman Yereniuk coordinated a visit from CIDA 

    Dr. Roman Yereniuk coordinated a visit from Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). CUCS sponsored this event.

October 22, 2005

Manitoba Art History Conference 


    Manitoba Art History Conference, University of Winnipeg

    Drs. Klymasz and Hlynka were invited speakers at the fourth annual Manitoba Art History Conference. Their title was Manitoba Art: The Ukrainian Canadian Dimension.

 October 19, 2005

CUCS invited to present at the meeting of the East European Genealogical Society of Manitoba 

    CUCS presented at the meeting of the East European Genealogical Society of Manitoba. Dr. Denis Hlynka was the guest speaker on the topic: The Genealogy of a Legend.

 September 18, 2005

CUCS awards given out at Inauguration and Awards Ceremony

    CUCS awards were given out at the Annual Inauguration and Awards Ceremony held at St. Andrew's College. CUCS awards were presented for high standing in courses offered by the Centre to the following students: Sherwin Barkman, Andrea Beyak, Charity Fadun, Robert Heidal, Robyn Heibert, Nina Hladio, Svitlana Maluzynsky, Fr. Deacon Michael Maranchuk, Heather McLean, Larissa Ostrowsky, Nalini Persaud, Andrea Reid, Scott Shalla, Iryna Tsybukh, Jade Weimer.

July 2005

New book released 


    The University of Calgary Press published a new book titled The Honourable Member for Vegreville: The Memoirs and Diary of Anthony Hlynka, M.P.

    Translated from Anthony Hlynka's personal memoirs, this is the compelling story of the only sitting Member of Parliament of Ukrainian origin at the time in question (1940 to 1945). Representing the constituency of Vegreville, Alberta, for the Social Credit Party, Hlynka was a high-profile Member of Parliament who garnered much attention from the English language press and was instrumental in raising awareness of the plight of displaced persons following the Second World War. This book is a unique historical document drawn from his memoirs, press reports from the era, and material provided by his wife, Stephanie Hlynka.

    The book was translated by Dr. Oleh Gerus, and edited by Drs. Gerus and Hlynka. The entire project was coordinated for the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies by Dr. Denis Hlynka.

 June 23-26

Nizhyn International Conference on the Ukrainian diaspora 


    CUCS co-sponsored the Nizhyn International Conference on the Diaspora. The conference was held at Hohol State University, Nizhyn, Ukraine (140 km east of Kyiv). Approximately forty speakers from eleven countries were represented including Canada and the USA.

The CUCS was a co-sponsor of the conference. The official representative for the CUCS was Dr. Roman Yereniuk.

May 4

What's Ukrainian Canadian about this?

    Manitoba Parents for Ukrainian Education sponsored a camp for some 50 grade 6 level students from the Ukrainian-English Bilingual Program. Dr. Alexandra Pawlowsky presented What's Ukrainian Canadian About This?

April 8

Dr. Roman Yereniuk interviewed on CKY TV

    Dr. Roman Yereniuk was interviewed on CKY television regarding the funeral of Pope John Paul II

April 4

Winnipeg Life Magazine interviewed Dr. Alexandra Pawlowsky

    Dr. Alexandra Pawlowsky was interviewed for Winnipeg Life Magazine on Ukrainian cuisine (Spring 2005 issue).

March 31

The 2005 Professor Michael and Dr. Iraida Tarnawecky Distinguished Lecture 

    Dr. Bohdan Kordan was the guest speaker at this year's lecture. His topic was Canada's Enemy Aliens During World War I: The Predicament of Belonging. The event was held in St. Andrew's College, 3:30 pm. The lecture was introduced by Dr. John Wiens, Dean, Faculty of Education. View the link.  "Canada's Enemy Aliens During World War I". Watch the lecture....


CUCS article in University Affairs journal 

    "Ukrainian history -- as it happens" (February 2005) University Affairs journal of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, page 8. The article deals with the work of the Centre related to the December 2004 elections in Ukraine.

January 28

Dr. Alexandra Pawlowsky at the Languages Other than English Conference

    Dr. Alexandra Pawlowsky was a presenter at the LOTE (Languages Other than English) Conference, Transcona- Springfield/River East School Division. She presented "What's Ukrainian Canadian about this?" to teachers in the Division's Ukrainian-English bilingual program as a prototype for innovative learning in the classroom.

January 26

Presentation by Dr. Stella Hryniuk 

    Dr. Stella Hryniuk presented An update on the events in Ukraine for the Current World Issues Series sponsored by Creative Retirement. 125 people attended the presentation which took place at the Globe Cinema.

 January 20

Orest Martynowych receives award 

    Congratulations to Orest Martynowych, who was awarded a Faculty/Staff Access Award from Disability Services. The Awards are presented to faculty and staff at the University of Manitoba for outstanding service in accommodating students with disabilities in the classroom and on campus. The award was presented at the annual Access Award Day reception which took place January 20, 2005.