PCUH at the Manitoba Legislature Internment Symposium

Dr. Bohdan Kordan, PCUH Director, was invited to present his paper “The Internment of Enemy Aliens In Canada During the Great War: Rights, Obligations and Diplomacy” at a symposium organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Manitoba Provincial Council. The symposium held October 24, 2015 at the Manitoba Legislature was part of a program that included the unveiling of a commemorative monument on the legislative grounds. The work of the Dutch-Canadian sculptor John Boxtel, the monument, dedicated to the memory of those unjustly interned in Canada during the First World War, was by commissioned the UCC Manitoba Council. The figure of an internee is featured prominently atop a granite pedestal with the words “Remember, learn, never forget” inscribed in fourteen different languages.

Prof. Kordan’s participation in the symposium and unveiling is part of the PCUH’s mandate, which is to work with various communities in promoting Canada’s Ukrainian heritage.

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Dr. Khanenko-Friesen’s ANTH 236 class hosts guest speaker from Australia

The course ANTH 236 Ethnicity in Action: Ukrainian Canadian Experience (taught by Dr. Khanenko-Friesen) was pleased to host a speaker from Australia in an open lecture format. Dr. Sonia Mycak (Centre for European Studies, Australian National University) shared her research on Ukrainian-Australian creative writing as a means of community building in post-WW II Australia. In addition to the students, the presentation was attended by the members of the Ukrainian-Canadian community of Saskatoon.