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Painting Donation
Mr. Yakiv Krekhovetsky has donated the painting – "Zheky v Gulagu" by Opanas Zalyvakha – to the UCRDC.
The artist (1925-2007) was born in Kharkiv oblast and was a member of the Shestydysyatnyky dissident movement.
He was arrested in 1965 and served 5 years in a Mordovian labour camp.
The UCRDC is very grateful to
Mr. Krekhovetsky for this gift, which has both artistic and documentary value.


Ukrainian - Jewish Relations

Approached by Leonid Finberg of the Center for Studies of the History and Culture of East  European Jews, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, the UCRDC has agreed to collaborate on a project on Ukrainian-Jewish relations. Titled “I am my brother’s keeper”, the project involves both a research element and a public awareness campaign.

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The UCRDC produces documentary films, prepares educational materials, and sponsors lectures, conferences and exhibits on various topics related to Ukrainian issues.

It also functions as a resource centre with catalogued archives, oral histories (audio and video), photographs, memoirs and personal archives.

Between Hitler and Stalin: Ukraine in World War II, the Untold Story

The one-hour documentary recounts events in Ukraine on the brink and during the course of World WarII.

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Archival Holdings

Access to the archival holdings of UCRDC is provided for legitimate researchers, academics and students. Materials available include video and audio interviews (both on tape and digital), videos, films, photographs, documents, and books.

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Harvest of Despair

The one-hour documentary deals with the 1932-33 Famine-Genocide in Ukraine

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The Barbed Wire Solution

Travelling exhibit about the internment of Ukrainians in Canada, 1914-20, includes  full text of the exhibit panels.

Exhibit included the showing of Yuri Luhovy’s film about internment, Freedom Had a Price

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Oral History – Canadian Armed Forces

“In its archives, the UCRDC has a collection of oral history testimonies of Ukrainian Canadians who served in the Canadian Armed Forces during WWII ...

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The UCRDC depends on voluntary donations – both individual and institutional - for its financing.

It provides receipts for tax purposes.

Our Sponsors
Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko, Winnipeg

The Homenko Fund, Winnipeg

Cosbild Club, Toronto

BCU Foundation,

Ukrainian Credit Union Limited, Toronto

SUS Foundation of Canada, Toronto

In Memoriam
The We have been informed of the death of  Iwan John Prokaziuk (of Montreal) on November 1, 2013 at the age of 86.

During WWII, Mr Prokaziuk was taken from Ukraine as a forced labourer to Germany. After the war, he immigrated to Canada where he married Marika (Ororej).

He worked as a Stationary Engineer until his retirement, after which he spent his time volunteering and contributing to numerous Ukrainian organizations.

Mr Prokaziuk was a longtime benefactor of the UCRDC and his son Michael has asked Mr.Prokaziuk's Toronto friends, if they wish, to donate to the UCRDC in his memory.

Wasyl Janischewskyj Scholarship

The Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre (UCRDC) invites application for a research scholarship in memory of Prof. Wasyl Janischewskyj, a founding member of the UCRDC and its long-time chair. The award is intended to support the publication of a major scholarly article or monograph in either Ukrainian or English on a topic related to Ukrainian studies. Priority will be given to projects dealing with Transcarpathia (particularly the establish-ment of the Carpatho-Ukrainian state) or the Ukrainian community and institutions in interwar Prague. The scholarship is valued at $8,000 CDN.

Candidates should apply to the UCRDC by providing a description and significance of their project (two pages maximum – 1,000 words), two letters of  support,  and the expected date of their project's completion (which must be by November 30, 2015). Applications must be received by January 31,  2013. The decision of the UCRDC will be announced by April 30, 2014. The stipend will be granted in two payments: $3,000 CDN in May, 2014 and $5,000 CDN upon completion.


Стипендія ім. Василя Янішевського

Українсько-Канадський Дослідчо-Документаційний Центр (УКДДЦ) оголошує конкурс на стипендію ім. проф. Василя Янішевського, співзасовника і довголітнього голови УКДДЦ. Стипендія призначенa на піддержання видання обширної наукової статті або монографії, українською або англійською мовою з ділянки україно-знавства. Першенство матимуть проєкти пов’язані з Закарпаттям, зокрема зі встановленням держави Карпатська Україна, або з українською громадою та установами в Празі в міжвоєнному часі.

Вартість стипендії становить 8,000 кан. дол. Кандидати повинні внести подання на стипендію до УКДДЦ, подаючи опис проєкту (максимум дві сторінки – 1,000 слів), своє резюме, два листи піддержки, передбачений вислід та приблизну дату завершення проєкту. Подання мають наспіти до УКДДЦ до 31 січня 2014 р, а рішення УКДДЦ буде об’явлене до 30 квітня 2014 р. Стипендія буде виплачена в двох частинах: 3,000 кан. дол. в травні 2014 р. і 5,000 кан. дол. в час завершення проєкту, що мусить бути до кінця листопада 2015 р.