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.