The Polataiko Project

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"The Barbara Edwards Contemporary Project Space opened its doors on February 9 for a special reception featuring the works of Ukrainian-born Canadian artist Taras Polataiko. The event raised awareness about ongoing wartime orthopaedic trauma in Ukraine and BCU Foundation’s special fund titled Advanced Surgical Skills and Implants for Skeletal Trauma (ASSIST).

The exhibition’s curator, Barbara Edwards, delivered the opening remarks along with an insightful, in-depth lecture on the themes of Polataiko’s work, which call attention to cultural conflict, displacement, identity, and moments of cultural genocide."

- BCU Foundation

The Ukrainian Intelligentsia and Genocide: The Struggle for History, Language, and Culture in the 1920s and 1930s

by Dr. Viсtoria Malko

One of the most important goals of our organization is to preserve and protect Ukrainian culture, to educate the public about the social, economic, political and cultural history of Ukraine and Ukrainians worldwide.

A portion of proceeds from the sales of The Freedom Heart Ukraine Lightboxes was donated to support the Translation Project the Ukrainian-Language Open Access Series Project of the book The Ukrainian Intelligentsia and Genocide: The Struggle for History, Language, and Culture in the 1920s and 1930s by Dr. Viсtoria Malko due to its invaluable contribution to the field and the importance of the work for understanding the current situation in Ukraine. 

The author challenges Western perceptions of the “all-Union famine” highlighting the intentional nature of the famine as a tool of genocide, persecution, and prosecution of the nationally conscious Ukrainian intelligentsia, while determining the continuity between Stalinist and neo-Stalinist attempts to prevent the crystallization of the nation. This is what makes this translation into Ukrainian so valuable to scholars, students, journalists, public intellectuals, and the broader audience.

Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine

Since 2005, the Danyliw Seminar has provided an annual platform for the presentation of some of the most influential academic research on Ukraine — from scholars, including doctoral students, based in Ukraine, the rest of Europe, the United States, Canada, or anywhere in the world.

The Seminar is hosted by the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Ottawa. It is made possible by the commitment of the Wolodymyr George Danyliw Foundation to the pursuit of excellence in the study of contemporary Ukraine.

Every year The Seminar invites proposals from scholars and doctoral students —in political science, anthropology, sociology, history, law, economics, and related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities— on a broad variety of topics falling under thematic clusters.