Events 2004



December 8

CUCS course featured in the Manitoban 

    "Students at the University of Manitoba interested in studying recent history have a unique opportunity next term to take an in-depth look at an issue that has been dominating global headlines - the Ukrainian election."

 December 8

Dr. O. Gerus interviewed on CBC Radio One

    Dr. O. Gerus, Chair of the Policy Council, appeared on CBC Radio One "The Current" with Anna Marie Tremonti.


November 30

CUCS Interviewed for University of Manitoba home page.

    "Winnipeg may be half a world away from Kyiv, although the University of Manitoba's Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies has been front and centre over the past two weeks as international attention remains firmly fixed on the public uprising stemming from Ukraine's recent presidential elections....."


Honourary doctorate for Ms Anne Smigel 

   At the 37th fall convocation of University of Manitoba, Ms Anne Smigel, one of the Centre's donors, was awarded an honourary doctorate for her years of service to the Ukrainian Canadian Community.

 October 16

Hlynka's "Hollywood" in Toronto 

    Dr. Denis Hlynka presented his "Day in Hollywood..." lecture to the Ukrainian Self-Reliance League, 54th Annual Convention, Toronto.


In Memorium 


    Msgr. The Reverend Alexander Baran, Ph.D. passed into eternal rest on October 12, 2004. Rev. Dr. Baran was instrumental in the establishment of the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies in 1981 having devoted much effort towards the affiliation of St. Andrew's College and the University of Manitoba. Rev. Dr. Baran was a professor in the History Department at the University of Manitoba and over many years he taught such courses as Byzantine Art and Major Thinkers in Eastern Christian Tradition for St. Andrew's College and the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies.Vichnaya pamyat!/Eternal memory!

 August 21

Banquet of the of the Rogers School Reunion, Oakburn, Manitoba. 

  Dr. Stella Hriniuk presented on the Background of the Ukrainian Pioneers of Rogers School Division. Banquet of the Reunion of the Rogers School, Oakburn, Manitoba.

August 6

Kyiv pavilion at Winnipeg's Folklorama

    Website: . The Centre was proud to be a sponsor of the Ukraine-Kyiv 2004 pavilion, part of Winnipeg's annual Folklorama festival. Dr. Pawlowsky attended on behalf of the Centre. The Centre was honoured to receive an art print "The Legend of Kyiv" by Lyubomyr Kozak in recognition of its sponsorship. The Centre's promotional materials formed part of a display featured at the pavilion.

August 1 & 14

Ukrainian Canadian historic and architectural events and sites 


    Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada unveiled plaques dedicated to commemorating the national historical significance of sites and individuals integral to the Ukrainian Canadian experience. The Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection, Dauphin, Manitoba was unveiled onJuly 29, the Wasyl Negrych Pioneer Homestead and Josef Oleskow, (north of Gilbert Plains) unveiled August 1. The Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Cook's Creek, Manitoba was unveiled August 14, 2004.

    Dr. Pawlowsky attended the unveiling of the plaques commemorating the Wasyl Negrych Pioneer Homestead and the national historic significance of Dr. Josef Oleskow as the Centre's representative.

    Drs. Hlynka and Pawlowsky attended the unveiling of the plaque commemorating the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception at Cook's Creek, Manitoba.

 June 9

Hlynka's "Hollywood" hits Regina 

    Dr. Denis Hlynka was invited to present his "Day in Hollywood..." lecture to the Ukrainian Self-Reliance League of Regina.

 June 7

The Annual Osvita Foundation Dinner 

    CUCS was invited to bring greetings to the Osvita Foundation dinner in honour of the Lieutenant-Governor, The Honourable Peter M. Liba, C.M. Greetings were presented by Dr. Oleh Gerus, Chair, Policy Council.

 June 5

Svitohliad Interview

    Dr. Pawlowsky was interviewed on the television program Svitohliad (OMNI television) about the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies.

May 29

Canadian Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 

    The Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in Canada (UVAN) with the assistance of the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies presented a one-day conference as part of the Canadian Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

May 28

Conference of 'Learneds' offers wealth of knowledge 

    An article appeared in May 28 edition of the Winnipeg Free Press.

May 18

Ukrainian Knowledge Information Portal (UKIP) General Meeting

    CUCS participated in the UKIP general meeting via teleconference.

May 5

What's Ukrainian Canadian about this? 

    Manitoba Parents for Ukrainian Education sponsored a camp for some 60 students enrolled at the Grade 6 level of the English-Ukrainian Bilingual Program. CUCS presented "What's Ukrainian Canadian about this?"


Great Diaspora Debate 

    CUCS participated in the "Great Diaspora Debate" which took place online. Dr. Denis Hlynka presented the Centre's position in the debate.

May 5

Centre announces courses for 2004-2005 

    The Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies will offer Conversational Ukrainian, Ukrainian Mythology, History of Ukraine, Ukrainians in Canada and History of Eastern Christianity in the upcoming academic session.

March 20

CBC National News interview 

    Dr. Alexandra Pawlowsky was interviewed by the CBC National News as a Ukrainian Canadian culture specialist on the topic of wedding socials. The segment aired on March 20, 2004 on CBC Saturday Report.

 March 17

UPBC meeting 

    CUCS made a presentation to the Ukrainian Professional and Business Club of Winnipeg Inc. meeting, focusing on Ukrainian Canadian heritage and culture. Dr. Pawlowsky spoke about the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies. The meeting was held at the Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba.

March 15

Taras Shevchenko in world music 

    Dr. Denis Hlynka was the invited guest speaker on the topic "Taras Shevchenko in World Music: Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, and Prokofiev". The lecture was presented at the Home of Ukrainian Youth in Edmonton, Alberta.

March 14

Annual Taras Shevchenko concert 

    CUCS was invited to participate at the annual Taras Shevchenko concert held at the Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex in Edmonton, Alberta. Dr. Denis Hlynka was the keynote speaker. The topic of his speech was "Taras Shevchenko in the 21st Century". The concert was sponsored by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Edmonton branch, and the Ukrainian Music Society of Alberta.

January 7

Ukrainian Christmas 

    The Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies celebrates the Ukrainian Christmas. Dr. Alexandra Pawlowsky and Dr. Roman Yereniuk were interviewed on CJOB radiostation. Dr. Denis Hlynka was interviewed on CBC Radio Noon.

January 6

Ukrainian Christmas on CBC Roundup

    CBC Roundup with Kevin Silvester featured a segment on "Frequently Asked Questions about Ukrainian Christmas" by Dr. Denis Hlynka.