Searching for letters for PCUH project “Letters from the Old Country”

PCUH is pleased to announce the new round of archival collection of
family letters for its project “Letters
from the Old Country”.

Do you have a collection of old letters from the ‘old country’, and you don’t know what to do with them? Talk to us. We are seeking archival donations of letters from the ‘old country. In 2017, to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, we are offering free digitization of qualified ‘old country’ letter collections, in exchange for archival donation of digital images. For more information visit the project page.

Dr. Khanenko-Friesen also recently presented this project at the University of Alberta, her talk about family letter exchanges between Ukraine and Canada in the 20th century is available here.

Professor Nadya Foty-Oneschuk Recognized for Teaching Excellence

Each Spring the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (USSU) celebrates excellence on the University of Saskatchewan campus through teaching awards and awards for excellence outside the teaching field.  Students from UKR 217 nominated Prof. Nadya Foty-Oneschuk for a USSU Teaching Excellence Award, filling out an evaluation survey. Based on the numerical results of the evaluation, the USSU selected the ten winners for this year’s University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union Teaching Excellence Award, choosing Prof. Foty-Oneschuk as one of the recipients.

Prof. Nadya Foty-Oneschuk, a PCUH Affiliate, is responsible for Ukrainian language instruction at all levels on the University of Saskatchewan campus. The PCUH directly supports Ukrainian language instruction on campus through financial subsidies for Ukrainian language course offerings.

Pre-Screening of ‘Bitter Harvest’ on Campus

The University of Saskatchewan Ukrainian Students’ Association and The Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK), together with dFilms, hosted a free pre-screening of the feature film “Bitter Harvest” in the auditorium of the Medical Sciences Bldg, March 1, 2017.  Saskatoon was selected as one of four cities across Canada for the screening of this important film. The evening event boasted a turnout of 300 + people. In attendance were Members of the Legislative Assembly. Following the conclusion of the film, Katya Khartova led the audience in the singing of Vichnaya Pamyat (Memory Eternal) in remembrance of the millions of victims of the Holodomor (Death by Hunger) — the Soviet genocide.  The pre-screening provided a tremendous opportunity to bring public awareness to this tragic event in human history.