WWI Internment Exhibit and Opening at STM

Dr. Peter Macleod, Canadian War Museum

Dr. Peter Macleod, Canadian War Museum

A travelling exhibit created by the Canadian War Museum made its way to Saskatoon and the STM Art Gallery on the University of Saskatchewan campus. The display features photographs from the National Library and Archives of Canada as well as period artifacts from a private collection.

On November 10, an opening reception was held, which featured a guest speaker from the Canadian War Museum, Dr. Peter MacLeod, Director of Research, who spoke about the origin and genesis of the exhibit. Dr. Bohdan Kordan delivered remarks on the impact of internment and remembrance. This was followed by a selection of short readings – first-person accounts of the internment experience – presented by students
from the University of Saskatchewan Ukrainian Students Association.

USUSA Students: Jake Yuriy, Christian Kordan, Sam Campling

Hosted by the Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage (PCUH) in co-operation with the STM Art Gallery, the exhibit is supported by a travel grant from the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund. The exhibition will run from November 2, 2017 – January 15, 2018.