The PCUH was proud to sponsor a Ukrainian language curriculum workshop August 23, 2018.
Organized by Nadia Prokopchuk, the workshop was hosted by the College of Education at the U of S.
PCUH Affiliates Dr. Nadya Foty-Oneschuk and Nadia Prokopchuk learned about Ukrainian language program-changes being proposed and introduced elsewhere across the country, and how these may be introduced in beginner-level language courses (UKR 114 and 117) at STM College.
The new course program, entitled “Podorozhi.ua: Ukrainian for Beginners. Blended learning model,” is a new approach to language-learning and a pioneering effort in the study of the Ukrainian language, combining face-to-face lecture time in the classroom with online components. Authors Dr. Alla Nedashkivska and PhD candidate Olena Sivachenko, who led the workshop, have successfully piloted this program at the University of Alberta, resulting in students becoming quickly conversationally competent. Dr. Foty-Oneschuk, who is responsible for Ukrainian language delivery at the University of Saskatchewan, is excited to collaborate with these colleagues in implementing the program changes at STM.
“Determination, Devotion, Diplomacy: Women Building Peace in Ukraine” is a special lecture presented by Dr. Maureen Flaherty, Mauro Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Manitoba. The presentation is sponsored by the Peace Studies Initiative and the Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage at St Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan.
Ukrainian Day in the Park: (l-r at the table) Matthew Selinger, Oksana Dubasov, Iryna Kozina
Following last year’s information campaign, PCUH, Spring Session in Ukraine (SSU), and Ukrainian Studies Minor program, were again represented at two major Saskatoon community cultural events – Folk Fest (August 16-18) and Ukrainian Day in the Park (August 25). Both events were well-attended by the local community. Interested community members were eager to learn more about the Ukrainian Studies projects and initiatives at St. Thomas More College and expressed satisfaction that so much was being done at the university. The promotion campaign was faciliated by Iryna Kozina, SSU and PCUH Administrative Assistant, helped by Oksana Dubasov and Matthew Selinger, SSU 2018 participants.
Promotion at Folk Fest 2018