STM’s Mohyla Lecturer shares front-row seat living through war in Ukraine

By Jacquie Berg, St. Thomas More College

2023 marks the 25th anniversary of the Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage (PCUH).

The academic unit of St. Thomas More College (STM), federated with the University of Saskatchewan, was created in 1998 and as the PCUH website explains, the mission is “to promote the advanced study of various aspects of Ukrainian heritage, culture and life; to co-ordinate and encourage the preservation of primary source materials relevant to such study; and to disseminate results conducted under its auspices.”

As part of the celebrations, this year’s annual PCUH Mohyla lecture welcomes a special guest lecturer. Dr. Mychailo Wynnyckyj, who presently serves at Ukraine’s most prestigious university, the National University, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. He is a Ukrainian Canadian who has been living and working in the heart of Kyiv for over two decades, thus having a front-row seat to the very events he will be speaking about.

In his lecture titled “Three Revolutions and a War: Learned Resilience and What it Means for Post-War Ukraine” Dr. Wynnyckyj will share observations, with a reliable, insightful touchstone during this turbulent time at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, held at the Urainian Museum of Canada, 910 Spadina Cr. E., Saskatoon.

“We could not have asked for a better, more timely voice to share with our community for the 2023 Mohyla Lecture,” said Dr. Nadya Foty-Oneschuk, PhD, interim director of PCUH.

Launched in 1994, the Mohyla Lecture is a major academic event in Ukrainian studies at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan. This series is devoted to a discussion of Ukrainian heritage and contemporary affairs. Select lectures delivered in the Series are published by Heritage Press, the publishing arm of the PCUH.