The Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage (PCUH) is an academic unit of St. Thomas More College, a Catholic liberal arts college federated with the University of Saskatchewan.
Created in 1998, the PCUH’s mission is to promote the advanced study of various aspects of Ukrainian heritage, culture and life; to co-ordinate and encourage the preservation of primary source materials relevant to such study; and to disseminate results conducted under its auspices. Specific programs and projects aimed at preservation or designed to promote a wider understanding and appreciation of the Ukrainian experience in Canada and abroad are funded by the PCUH.
The PCUH further supports the long and pioneering tradition of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Saskatchewan by providing context for the university’s Ukrainian Studies Minor degree program, while also encouraging and guiding the work of graduate students with an interest in Ukrainian Studies.
Conceived as a community-university partnership and supported by endowed funds, the Centre is seen as an important link between the University of Saskatchewan, St. Thomas More College, and the Ukrainian-Canadian community.