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HISTORY

1980s – Mary Kosick/Goodwin (1924 – 2015) from a concern over the decline of interest in Ukrainian culture and language laid the foundation for the Ukrianian Studies Society in Victoria, British Columbia.

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April 7, 1987 the Ukrainian Studies Society was initially incorporated as The Cardinal Josyf Slipyj Ukrainian Studies Scholarship Society in honor of Cardinal Slipyj (1892-1984). He was the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine when he was imprisoned in 1946 by the Soviets. Upon his release in 1963 he came to Rome where he was elevated to the position of Cardinal. On April 7, 1987 the Society officially changed its name to the Ukrainian Studies Society and is operating to this day.

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HISTORY

1980s – Mary Kosick/Goodwin (1924 – 2015) from a concern over the decline of interest in Ukrainian culture and language laid the foundation for the Ukrianian Studies Society in Victoria, British Columbia.
April 7, 1987 the Ukrainian Studies Society was initially incorporated as The Cardinal Josyf Slipyj Ukrainian Studies Scholarship Society in honor of Cardinal Slipyj (1892-1984). He was the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine when he was imprisoned in 1946 by the Soviets. Upon his release in 1963 he came to Rome where he was elevated to the position of Cardinal. On April 7, 1987 the Society officially changed its name to the Ukrainian Studies Society and is operating to this day.

MISSION

To develop and promote a greater awareness, understanding, knowledge and appreciation of Ukrainian language, history, traditions and culture.

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GOALS

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To promote Ukrainian educational, cultural and religious studies

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To establish scholarships for students of Ukrainian studies

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To assure the continuation of Ukrainian cultural, artistic, educational and religious contributions to the culture of Canada

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To assist in fundraising toward providing for Ukrainian studies

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To foster responsible leadership within the Ukrainian cultural community and to encourage the pursuit of knowledge

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To develop interest in Ukrainian historical continuity

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To cooperate with other Ukrainian organizations whose goals correspond to those of the Society

MISSION

To develop and promote a greater awareness, understanding, knowledge and appreciation of Ukrainian language, history, traditions and culture.

USS UA

GOALS

goal-1
To promote Ukrainian educational, cultural and religious studies
goal-2
To establish scholarships for students of Ukrainian studies
goal-3
To assure the continuation of Ukrainian cultural, artistic, educational and religious contributions to the culture of Canada
goal-4
To assist in fundraising toward providing for Ukrainian studies
goal-5
To foster responsible leadership within the Ukrainian cultural community and to encourage the pursuit of knowledge
goal-6
To develop interest in Ukrainian historical continuity
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To cooperate with other Ukrainian organizations whose goals correspond to those of the Society

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • President – Robert Herchak
  • Vice-President – Pat Sembaliuk
  • Secretary – Martha Dashkewytch
  • Treasurer – Pati-Ann Lawe

If you are interested in becoming a member please call the President at: 250-386-7872 or email: rlherchak@gmail.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • President – Robert Herchak
  • Vice-President – Pat Sembaliuk
  • Secretary – Martha Dashkewytch
  • Treasurer – Pati-Ann Lawe

If you are interested in becoming a member please call the President at: 250-386-7872 or email: rlherchak@gmail.com

MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the Ukrainian Studies Society is open to any person who is interested in the mission and goals of the Society. Currently the membership consists of a cross section of Canadians both of Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian decent, including new immigrants. Membership is governed by the Society’s Constitution.

Members:

Paul Brunwald, Luba Kearney, Motria Koropecky, Wayne Saunders, Daphne Shaw, Yaroslawa Woloshyn, Serhy Yekelchyk, Marian Chalifoux, Luba Kucharyshyn, Svitlana Burlaka

If you are interested in becoming a member please call the President at: 250-386-7872 or email: rlherchak@gmail.com

MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the Ukrainian Studies Society is open to any person who is interested in the mission and goals of the Society. Currently the membership consists of a cross section of Canadians both of Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian decent, including new immigrants. Membership is governed by the Society’s Constitution.

Members:

Paul Brunwald, Luba Kearney, Motria Koropecky, Wayne Saunders, Daphne Shaw, Yaroslawa Woloshyn, Serhy Yekelchyk, Marian Chalifoux, Luba Kucharyshyn, Svitlana Burlaka

If you are interested in becoming a member please call the President at: 250-386-7872 or email: rlherchak@gmail.com