The Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage (PCUH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Nadya Foty-Oneschuk as the Chair of the Ukrainian Studies Minor Advisory Committee at St. Thomas More College.Dr. Foty-Oneschuk is an instructor of Ukrainian language, a cultural ethnographer, and a folklorist, with an expertise in Ukrainian Canadian folklore. Her research focuses on Ukrainian Canadian culture, with a special interest in ritual, most notably wedding traditions.
In addition to language teaching, Nadya has taught a variety of culture classes throughout her career, including such topics as folk songs, Ukrainian Canadian culture, oral history, and the anthropology of Ukraine. In a forthcoming book review for the Canadian Journal of History, Nadya looks at a recent compendium regarding the cultural history and politics of the Ukrainian language.
Nadya has been a long-term affiliate of PCUH, serving once again in an administrative capacity for the Centre. Dr. Foty-Oneschuk is known for her keen and active involvement with students, for which she has been awarded a University of Saskatchewan Teaching Excellence Award on two occasions. Further, she is proud of her work with the U of S Ukrainian Students’ Association in her capacity as their long-time advisor, which has boasted the largest membership nationally several times. For the last decade, Nadya has worked tirelessly in the promotion of Ukrainian studies on campus and in the local community, and looks forward to a bright and dynamic future for the program. Congratulations to Dr. Foty-Oneschuk!