The second annual Ukrainian Studies Research Showcase, hosted by the University of Saskatchewan Ukrainian Students’ Association (USUSA) in association with the PCUH, was held on the evening of January 16th. The event helps showcase both undergraduate and graduate USask research in the field of Ukrainian Studies, providing a unique academic opportunity for students to communicate the work being undertaken as part of their course of study with both their peers and the wider community.
The event commenced with a roundtable discussion. Jakob Yuriy, Mykan Zlipko, Alexander Clark, and Alexa Kowaluk — Spring Session in Ukraine 2017 program participants — offered perspectives on Ternopil’s health and well being, a city where the students conducted original research.
The roundtable was followed by graduate presentations. Iryna Kozina, an MA candidate in History, shared her research on the Yorkton Ukrainian Redemptorists and their response to the sociocultural changes of the 1960s. Mitchell Dowie, a recent MA graduate in Political Studies, spoke on the findings of his thesis: Canada’s relations with Ukraine, under the Conservative government of Stephen Harper, in the immediate post-Maidan period. The evening ended with a reception organized by USUSA, allowing the conversation to continue freely in a more informal setting.