Dr. Michael and Muriel Ewanchuk Award
The Dr. Michael and Muriel Ewanchuk Award is given annually for significant projects, or for students or for academics exploring some dimension of Ukrainian Canadian history. This year it was awarded to a unique University of Man itoba credit course offered over the past summer titled:
Teaching the Ukrainian Canadian Internment.
The course was one-half of a six-credit summer institute focusing on the
themes of social justice, pedagogy, technology. The second half of the institute
dealt with the Ukrainian Holodomor through a Canadian lens.
This became the first ever graduate-level university credit course of its kind offered on these topics for credit anywhere in Canada.
Some 15 students took the summer institute, including two Ph.D. candidates. Students were not only from Manitoba, but from Nigeria, Pakistan, and the United States.
Along with the focus on pedagogy, the course featured ten content experts from across Canada who presented on Skype, through teleconferencing, or in person.
Congratulations to the two originators and facilitators of the course Dr. Denis Hlynka and Dr. Orest Cap.
Dr. Denis Hlynka (left) and Dr. Orest Cap (right) originators and facilitators of the course,
accepting the Ewan chuk Award from V. Rev. Fr. Roman Bozyk (centre).