The Mission of the Program is to promote scholarly understanding
of the government, economy and society in contemporary Ukraine,
as well as the country's history and culture. Primarily through the
encouragement and support of collaborative projects - typically
involving workshops, conferences, lectures, seminars, and
visiting scholars - and through the support of graduate students
studying Ukraine at the University of Toronto. Housed within the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, the Program draws on the participation of Ukrainianists at the university and other universities in southern Ontario, collaborates with other institutions engaged in the study of Ukraine, and seeks additional funding from other sources to maximize the effects of Jacyk program money.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
in 2001 with the support of Petro Jacyk and the Petro Jacyk
Educational Foundation, the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study
of Ukraine focuses on contemporary Ukraine, as well as its
history and culture.
Petro Jacyk Program is housed within the Centre for Russian
and East European Studies at the University of Toronto, one
of North America's leading institutions for research on the
countries of Central and Eastern Europe as well as the New
Program actively encourages scholars in Ukrainian Studies
at the University of Toronto and Ukrainianists at other North
American institutions to develop joint projects, and facilitates
the study of Ukraine by organizing workshops, conferences,
lectures and seminars. The Program brings visiting scholars
from Ukraine and invites Ukraine's statesmen and cultural
figures to speak in its guest lecture series. The
major themes covered by the Program focus on "Challenges of
Independent Ukraine" and include: Building
an Effective State; Foreign
Policy and International Relations; and Education,
Culture and National Identity.
The activities and initiatives of the program are administered
by the Director of CERES with the help of a Program Coordinator.
The Coordinating Committee plays an advisory role and determines
program priorities from year to year.
Program Opening Ceremony.
Left to right: Peter H. Solomon Jr. - CREES Director;
Nadia Jacyk - President, Petro Jacyk Educational Foundation;
Henry N. R. Jackman - Chancellor, University of Toronto; Michael
R. Marrus, Dean of Graduate Studies; Larysa Iarovenko - Program
Administrator; Hon. Yuri Shcherbak - Ukrainian Ambassador