The purpose of the Canada-Ukraine Initiative is to nurture and encourage a wider understanding of current Canada-Ukraine relations at the governmental and non-governmental level. To this end, the initiative supports and promotes the research of both faculty and graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan who are actively engaged in the study of various contemporary political, social and economic aspects of the Canada-Ukraine relationship while making information available on Canada-Ukraine relations through its support for traditional print and electronic media. The initiative also actively joins with other interested agencies, centres and scholars in helping to cultivate a broader and deeper awareness and appreciation of contemporary Canada-Ukraine relations while fostering a new generation of deserving young graduate students working in the area by providing both targeted funding and academic opportunities. Within this context, the specific undertakings of the Canada-Ukraine Initiative include:
- Supporting and promoting scholarly symposia, colloquia and/or conferences in either Canada or Ukraine which helps bring together researchers working on issues relating to the Canada-Ukraine relationship. Click here for more information.
- Strengthening the network of university centres, research agencies and scholars who are working in the area of contemporary Canada-Ukraine relations by supporting wholly or in part joint research projects and other scholarly initiatives.
- Inviting speakers to provide analysis and commentary on some aspect of contemporary Canada-Ukraine relations.
- Supporting the work of faculty working within the Canada-Ukraine Initiative through undergraduate/graduate research assistantships and designated research grants.
- Supporting UofS graduate students working on a topic relevant to the study of contemporary Canada-Ukraine relations in the form of graduate thesis scholarships. Click here for information on the PCUH Graduate Scholarship.
- Co-ordinating and sponsoring the public presentation of the academic work of UofS students who have been awarded a thesis scholarship.
- Co-ordinating and managing the Chernivtsi/UofS Graduate Internship program which sees the placement of UofS graduate interns at the Hnatyshyn Centre for Canadian Studies, Chernivtsi National University. Click here for more information.
- Supporting the publication and dissemination of research conducted under the program including conference proceedings, graduate theses, and faculty research findings.
- Serving as a clearing-house for electronic resources relating to Canada-Ukraine relations.