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30.07.2017


Chris Crewther MP Member for Dunkley has agreed to accept the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisation’s (AFUO) proposal to Chair the Australia – Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group (AUPFG). Senator Catryna Bilyk (Tasmania) had also agreed to stay on as deputy chair. Both are very strong supporters of Ukraine and Australia’s Ukrainian community. Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO) Chairman Stefan Romaniw and Dunkley electorate resident Chrestyna Kmetj (who has worked with Mr. Chris Crewther in the past) met with Mr. Crewther today at his electoral office to...

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30.07.2017


A recent exclusive in the Washington Post exposes the fundamental error at the heart of the West’s policy towards Russia. Russia continues to divide Europe and the world into spheres of influence, through an active hybrid war which masterfully utilizes manipulation of the media, influencing politicians, economic blackmail and military aggression in order to secure itself an outsized influence on global events. The Post’s reporting shows a U.S. presidential administration paralyzed into inaction by fear of “escalation” or “provocation.” It shows an American president seemingly unaware of a basic truth: Vladimir Putin needs no provocation. Not to...

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19.07.2017


Anniversaries are a good time for reflection, and as we celebrate the 150th. anniversary of Confederation, we should remind ourselves just how fortunate we are to live in Canada. For Ukrainian immigrants, Canada turned out to be the “promised land”, although not without some dark days in the early years of settlement in Canada. Hardship, internment and discrimination were eventually overcome and Kiriak’s, “Sons of the Soil” became Slavutych’s, “Conquerors of the Prairies” and were fully integrated into Canadian society. Ukrainian Canadians have played an important role in Canada’s development over the 125 years since Ukrainians first came to Canada: in agriculture, in politics at all levels, in the military, in business and the professions, in education and in all walks of life...

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19.07.2017


This year, in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, Canadians across the country celebrated Canada Day with much pomp and an undeniably festive spirit. Joining in on the celebrations in our nation’s capital was the BCU Foundation and distinguished sponsors of its Canada 150: Building the Ukrainian Story gala and art auction. The gala, which took place on June 16, brought together community members and friends to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary and to raise funds for the launch of a new initiative, the Canada 150 Fund. This fund will provide scholarship opportunities for Ukrainian Canadian graduate students and young scholars, encouraging research in science, technology, business, finance, and other disciplines. Its purpose is to help further develop the Ukrainian Canadian story and its impact on the multicultural landscape of Canada, as well as continue the tradition of excellence set by Ukrainians in Canada...

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19.07.2017


The League of Ukrainian Canadians in association with the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre are proud to announce the opening of a community exhibit at Queen's Park titled "Ukrainian Ontarians: Community and Courage." It is located on the main floor of the legislative building and will be showcased until November 2017. The exhibit traces the Ukrainian Ontarian community and their work and dedication to the protection of their new homeland. It showcases the organizational zeal of interwar Ukrainian immigrants, which paved the way for the preservation of their culture and made a marked contribution to the multicultural strength of Canada. Their involvement in Ontario’s industry, as well as their significant contributions made to Canada's efforts in WWII, have shaped a unique Ukrainian Canadian identity and pride...

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07.07.2017


The Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko (Shevchenko Foundation), and Mitacs, a national not-for-profit research and training organization, announces a new partnership that will allow Ukrainian undergraduate students to participate in research internships at Canadian universities for the first time. The agreement was signed at the Bahen Centre for Information Technology, University of Toronto by Shevchenko Foundation President Andrew Hladyshevsky and Mitacs CEO and Scientific Director Alejandro Adem. From June to September each year, top-ranked Ukraine students will participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty. Students are provided with professional skills training and gain valuable knowledge about Canadian industry and innovation. Interns...

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27.06.2017


On 12 June 2017 the first “legacy project” exhibit organized by Dr Lubomyr Luciuk for the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund was unveiled in the newly renovated Canadian History Hall at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec. Seen from left to right are Dr Lubomyr Luciuk, the CFWWIRF’s chairman, Ivan Grbesic, and the president of the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko, Andrew Hladyshevsky...

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27.06.2017


Members of the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association (UCCLA) reaffirmed their commitment to correcting an historical wrong in vowing to address the situation of the rundown and overgrown internee cemetery on private land in Spirit Lake, Que...

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27.06.2017


Many of the millions of visitors to the Canadian Museum of History will remember the Ukrainian church — an artifact, not a replica, an actual full-sized building — right in the middle of the former Canada Hall. As a powerful symbol of late 19th and early 20th century settlement across the Prairies, the church of Saint Onuphrius, originally from Smoky Lake, Alberta, will remain a focal point of the new Canadian History Hall...

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27.06.2017


Over two hundred community members and friends attended Canada 150: Building the Ukrainian Story Gala and Live Auction on Friday, June 16th at the Old Mill Toronto. The evening was a celebration of this extraordinary milestone and to launch a new initiative of the BCU Foundation, the Canada 150 Fund, which will provide scholarship opportunities for Ukrainian-Canadian graduate students and young scholars encouraging research in science, technology, business, finance and other disciplines...

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