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Symposium: Ukrainian Canadians’ Contribution to Canada – Beyond the Founding Story

November 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Please review the symposium program (below) and join us on Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th.  To register call 204-942-0218. Registration $40 per person. Students free upon presentation of valid student ID.

Friday, November 18, 2016 St. Andrew’s College, University of Manitoba

Saturday, November 19, 2016 Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre

Friday, November 18, 2016 St. Andrew’s College, University of Manitoba

7:00 – 7:15 Conference Opening Remarks

7:15 – 8:15 Session I – Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Moderator, Dr. Orest Cap

Rev. Dr. Jaroslaw Buciora, “Canadian Identity in the Post-Modern Pluralistic World: An Ukrainian Orthodox Contribution”, Parish, Priest, St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral Toronto

Rev. Dr. Ihor Kutash, “The Prophetic Significance of the Origins and Unfolding of the St. Sophie Ukrainian Orthodox Parish in Montreal”, Sessional Lecturer, Faculty of Theology, St. Andrew’s College, University of Manitoba; and Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, Ottawa

8:15 – 9:00 Wine and Cheese Reception

Saturday. November 19, 2016 Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre

9:00 – 9:15 Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:15 Session II – Language and Education

Moderator, Iryna Konstantiuk

Nataliya Kharchenko, “Not Just a Heritage Language: Linguistic Landscape of Ukrainian Immigrant Families in Canada”, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba

Dr. Yuliya Zayachuk, “Ukrainian Canadians’ Contribution to Canada: Educational Dimension”, Associate Professor, Department of General and Social Pedagogies, Ivan Franko University, Lviv

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:30 Session III – Music

Moderator, Dr. Denis Hlynka

Dr. Luba Zuk, “Ukrainian-Canadian Composers and Their Contribution to Classical Music in Canada”, Professor of Piano, McGill University Schulich School of Music

Prof. Ireneus Zuk, “Canadian Performers of Ukrainian Origin on the Classical Music Scene in Canada”, Professor and Associate Director of the School of Drama and Music, Queen’s University

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 Session IV – Topics in Ukrainian Canadian History

Moderator, Dr. Roman Yereniuk

Dr. Serge Cipko, “The Canadian Mainstream Press on Ukrainians in Canada during World War II: Some Observations”, Research Administrator, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta

Orest Martynowych, “Ukrainians and the Writing of Canadian History: A Primer for the Uninitiated on Past Accomplishments and Future Prospects”, Independent Scholar, Winnipeg

1:30 – 1:45 Break

1:45 – 2:50 Session V – Community Activism and Agriculture

Moderator, Ostap Skrypnyk

Dr. Valeriy Polkovsky, “Petro (Peter) Savaryn: A Pillar of the Post-War Ukrainian Community in Canada”, Director, Canadian Studies Centre, Ostroh Academy National University

Victoria Umin, “Ukrainian Contribution to Canadian Wheat Industry”, Sr. Directors of International Sales, AGI – Ag Growth International, Winnipeg

2:50 – 3:05 Break

3: 05 – 4:05 Session VI — Art and Folklore

Moderator, Dr. Stella Hryniuk

Dr. Myroslav Shkandrij, “Roman Kowal and his Art”, Professor, Department of German & Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba

Dr. Thomas Prymak, “Ukrainian DP Folklore: A Neglected Legacy”, Research Associate, Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto

4:05 – 4:20 Conference Wrap-up, Sophia Kachor


November 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


St. Andrew’s College, University of Manitoba