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.
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
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.
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.