The 2nd 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 16, 2018. The event helps showcase both undergraduate and graduate research in the field of Ukrainian Studies on the UofS campus, providing a unique academic opportunity for students to communicate with their peers and the community at large the work being undertaken as part of their course of study at the university.
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 health and wellbeing in Ternopil where the students conducted original research during their study abroad program. 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 sociocultural changes on the Prairies during the 1960s. Mitchell Dowie, a recent MA graduate in Political Studies, subsequently spoke on the findings of his thesis: Canada’s relations with Ukraine in the immediate post-Maidan period under the Conservative government of Stephen Harper. The evening ended with a reception organized by the USUSA, allowing the conversation to continue freely in a more informal setting.