September, 2014

Canada Ukraine Scientific Internship Program 2014

The University of Regina is once again sponsoring the Canada-Ukraine Scientific Internship Program (CUSIP) for 2014. This program has been in place now for 14 years. With the aggressive Russian lead hostilities against Ukraine in the eastern oblasts, there was concern here in Regina that this year’s CUSIP program would not proceed. We were very pleased when we received word from Ivano-Frankivsk that the students from Ukraine would be arriving this fall as usual. The UCC-Regina Branch is involved in coordinating our community’s efforts with the CUSIP program.

This year, there are three students from the Ivano-Frankivsk State University of Oil and Gas that arrived in Regina on September 1st. The students are: Oleksandr Kravchuk – who will be working at the Petroleum Technology Research Center; while Iryna Blyshchak and Yulia Savchyn – will be working at SaskPower. These students are highly qualified and will be in Regina for approximately three months.

The University of Regina has approached the Ukrainian-Canadian community for financial support as well as help with student hosting and with the development of a social/cultural program. UCC-Regina has established a committee comprised of Ken Mazur and Tony Harras to work with the University of Regina on creating inter-relationships with the Ukrainian Canadian community and finding families to billet/host the students.

The merits of the program for both the community and the individuals involved are very positive and worthy of support. Specifically, the involvement of outstanding students from Ukraine in our community will help stimulate interest in Ukrainian matters amongst our youth in particular, and the students will to a certain degree, be role models for them. Historically, over half of the CUSIP students participating in this program have returned to Saskatchewan to complete their Masters Degrees and many have stayed on to become members in our community.

September, 2013

Canada Ukraine Scientific Internship Program 2013

The University of Regina is again sponsoring the Canada-Ukraine Scientific Internship Program (CUSIP) for 2013. This program has been in place now for 13 years. This year, there are three students from the Ivano-Frankivsk State University of Oil and Gas that arrived in Regina on September 2nd. The UCC-Regina Branch is involved in coordinating our community's efforts with the CUSIP program.

This year's students are: Mykola Melnyk - who will be working at the Petroleum Technology Research Center; while Tetiana Lazaruk and Andrii Oliinyk - will be working at SaskPower. These students are highly qualified and will be in Regina for approximately three months. This year, the students will be staying in Regina until December 1st.

The University of Regina has approached the Ukrainian-Canadian community for financial support as well as help with student hosting and with the development of a social/cultural program. UCC-Regina has established a committee comprised of Ken Mazur, Ed Lysyk and Tony Harras to work with the University of Regina on creating inter-relationships with the Ukrainian Canadian community and finding families to billet/host the students.

The merits of the program for both the community and the individuals involved are very positive and worthy of support. Specifically, the involvement of outstanding students from Ukraine in our community will help stimulate interest in Ukrainian matters amongst our youth in particular, and the students will to a certain degree, be role models for them. Historically, over half of the CUSIP students participating in this program have returned to Saskatchewan to complete their Masters Degrees and many have stayed on to become members in our community.

 

2013 CUSIP Students Arriving at the Regina airport.

(left to right ) Mykola Melnyk, Tetiana Lazaruk and Andrii Oliinyk

June 24th, 2013

IMPORTANT! Host families needed for Students from Ivano-Frankivsk University, Ukraine

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September 5th, 2012

Canada Ukraine Scientific Internship Program 2012

The University of Regina is once again sponsoring the Canada-Ukraine Scientific Internship Program. This program has been in place now for 12 years. The University of Regina has approached the Ukrainian-Canadian community for financial support as well as help with billeting and the development of a social/cultural program. This year, there are three students from the Ivano-Frankivsk State University of Oil and Gas that arrived in Regina on September 3rd. The UCC-Regina Branch is coordinating our community’s efforts with regards to this program.

This year’s students are: Andrii Voroniak – who will be working at the Petroleum Technology Research Center; while Mariia Zaburko and Oleksandr Strateychuk – will be at SaskPower. These students are highly qualified and will be in Regina for approximately three months. This year, the students will be staying until December 1st.

The merits of the program for both the community and the individuals involved are positive and worthy of support. Specifically, the involvement of outstanding students from Ukraine in our community will help stimulate interest in Ukrainian matters amongst our youth in particular and the students will, to a certain degree, be role models for them.

UCC-Regina has established a committee comprised of Ken Mazur, Ed Lysyk and Tony Harras to work with the University of Regina on creating inter-relationship with the Ukrainian Canadian community and finding families to billet/host the students.

2012 CUSIP Students Arriving at the Regina airport.

(left to right ) Mariia Zaburko, Andrii Voroniak and Oleksandr Strateychuk

 

November 17, 2011

UCC Regina AGM

On November 17, 2011 the Ukrainian Canadian Congress branch in Regina held it annual general meeting. At the AGM, in addition to the presentation and adoption of various reports a new Board of Directors was elected. The new Board consists of:

President - Ed Lysyk; 1st Vice President - Natalie Ostryzniuk; 2nd Vice President - Ken Mazur; Secretary - Holly Paluck; Treasurer - Natalia Osypenko; and Members at Large - Riley Lewis and Vera Feduschak. Orest Warnyca becomes the Past President. In addition to those elected there are a number of position on the Board that are filled by appointments by member organization.

 

September 10, 2011

Canada Ukraine Scientific Internship Program 2011

The University of Regina is once again sponsoring the Canada-Ukraine Scientific Internship Program. This program has been in place now for a decade. The University of Regina has approached the Ukrainian-Canadian community for financial support as well as help with billeting and the development of a social/cultural program. This year there are five students from the Ivano-Frankivsk State University of Oil and Gas who arrived in Regina September 2nd. The UCC-Regina Branch is coordinating our community's efforts with regards to this program.

This year's students are: Ihor Atamanchuk and Viktoriia Ivankiv, who will be working at the Petroleum Technology Research Center; Antin Solomchak and Svitlana Volkovych, who'll be at SaskPower; and while Olesia Stefanovych, will be at Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative. These students are highly qualified and will be in Regina for an approximately three month work term. This year, the students will be staying until November 30th.

The merits of the program, for the community, are positive and worthy of support. Specifically, the involvement of outstanding students from Ukraine in our community will help stimulate interest in Ukrainian matters amongst our youth in particular and the students will, to a certain degree, be role models for them.

UCC-Regina has established a committee comprised of Ken Mazur, Ed Lysyk and Tony Harras to work with the University of Regina on creating inter-relationship with the Ukrainian Canadian community and finding families to billet/host the students.

 

 

2011 CUSIP students arriving at Regina Airport: (left to right) Antin Solomchak, Victoriia Ivankiv, Ihor Atamanchuk, Olesia Stefanovych & Svitlana Volkovych

 

September 10, 2010

UCC-Regina's Chumaky Exceed Expectations

First time entrants Chumaky, sponsored by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) of Regina, paddled their way into a bit of fame at the September 4th 2010 SaskPower Regina Dragon Boat races. Just a few months ago the UCC-Regina decided to enter a team in the annual Dragon Boat races. The mixed team consisted of about two dozen enthusiastic raw recruits, under the leadership of Manager, Ed Lysyk and Captain, Andrij Andrusyak.

After just three practices the Chumaky faced reality. On a warm sunny but windy afternoon the team exceeded expectations by ending up in the top third of the mixed men and women recreational category. Click below for photos of the team as it powered its way into the hearts of Regina's Ukrainian Canadian community.

 

May 10, 2010

Government On-line Resource for Newcomers

The Canadian Government Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism announced the launch of an expanded on-line resource for newcomers intended to provide information, from how to start a new business or how to open a bank account.

This resource is located at www.servicesfornewcomers.cic.gc.ca

Saskatchewan Government Immigration Services Division manages the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) and is responsible for newcomers settlement services to help immigrants feel at home in Saskatchewan. Their programs and services include:

Their goal is to strengthen Saskatchewan’s welcoming communities and to create greater prosperity in the province. They have launched an Immigration Portal on their website which can be found at www.aeel.gov.sk.ca/immigration

May 10, 2010

Adult Ukrainian Language Immersion Course (AULIC)

AULIC is held at Trident Camp, 25 km north of Canora Saskatchewan at Crystal Lake resort.

Further information about the venue and facilities are available at www.aulic.ca

The registration fee for the four-day weekend (August 12 to 15) is $185.00 per participant if received prior to July 12, and $200.00 thereafter. The fee for the entire nine-day extended program (to August 19) is $310.00 if received by July 12, and $325.00 thereafter. Room, board and all printed materials are included in your registration fee.

Those interested in learning more about AULIC 2010 may contact a member of the Organizing Committee: Ed Lysyk (306) 789-6622, Wayne Hydeman (306) 545-2003, Ken Mazur (306) 789-4062, or Tony Harras (306) 586-6805 or 585-7945 (fax), or by sending an email to info@aulic.ca

September 25, 2009

The University of Regina and the University of Ivano-Frankivsk Sign Memorandum of Understanding

On Thursday, September 24 the University of Regina and the University of Ivano-Frankivsk signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to extend the current Canada-Ukraine Science Internship Program for another five years. The program, which started about than 10 years ago, brings university students enrolled in the oil and gas technical university in Ivano-Frankivsk to Regina for a three month work term at various participating sponsor businesses and institutions. This year, there are five students taking part in this program from Ukraine. In recent years, students form the University of Regina, as part of the program, have travelled to Ukraine during the month of May and attended courses at the University of Ivano-Frankivsk.

At the signing ceremonies held at the University of Regina, Dr. Stepan Chekhovskyy, Pro-Rector Science and Study, at the University of Ivano-Frankivsk, signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Dr. David Gauthier, the Vice-President of Research, at the University of Regina. Bringing greetings, on behalf of the Government of Ukraine, was His Excellency Mr. Ihor Ostash, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Canada.

Following the signing of the MoU, gifts were exchanged between the two universities and the Government of Ukraine. Dr. Stepan Chekhovskyy stressed on behalf of the University of Ivano-Frankivsk, deep appreciation for the opportunity that the program provides the students. He went on to mention that many of the students who have participated in the CUSIP have done exceptionally well in their subsequent careers. He also noted that a number of the students have decided to come back to Saskatchewan for further study or employment. The acceptance of these students into our post graduate programs speaks very highly of the students that the University of Ivano-Frankivsk and Ukraine are graduating.

Dr. Gauthier expressed the University of Regina's appreciation for having the opportunity to facilitate the work-terms for these students who are exemplary and a pleasure to have in our community.

Ed Lysyk, President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Saskatchewan Provincial Council, closed the day's event with remarks on the value that the Ukrainian Canadian community places on the program and the community's support of the program both financially and through volunteerism. He stressed the effort that the community makes in welcoming the students and arranging for a variety of extracurricular activities. He too expressed considerable satisfaction that the two universities had decided to extend the program for another five years. The Ukrainian Canadian community in Regina and Saskatchewan cover about one half of the cost of the program through 'donations in kind' and financially.

All attendees were invited by Vice-President of Research, Dr. David Gauthier, UR International Acting Director, Ms. Li Liu, and Director of Office of Energy and Environment, Dr. Malcolm Wilson to stay for lunch.

It should be noted, Dr. Malcolm Wilson and Dr. Tony Harras, who were also in attendance at the signing, that it was mainly through their efforts that the Canada-Ukraine Science Internship Program was established and sustained over the last decade.

From left to right:Dr. Stepan Chekhovskyy, Pro-Rector, Science and Study, Ivano-Frankivsk University; Dr. David Gauthier, Vice-President of Research; and Dr. Ihor Ostash, Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada

From left to right:Pavlo Pantus, Nataliia Prytula, Mykhailo Krylovych, Khrystyna Orobets and Sergii Kostyshyn

September 25, 2009

Regina welcomes the students from the University of Ivano-Frankivsk

On September 12th the host families, work-term sponsors and members of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) - Regina coordinating committee were at the Regina airport to welcome five students from the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil. The students are participating in the ongoing Canada Ukraine Science Internship Program (CUSIP) whereby they will spend the next three months in Regina on a work term at sponsoring organizations. During their stay, they are being hosted by Canadian families. The sponsoring organizations are: SaskPower (2 students), Petroleum Technology Research Centre, MERA and Prairie Adaptation Research Centre.

While in Regina the students will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of social and community activities and to meet members of the Ukrainian Canadian community. The Ukrainian Canadian community, the UCC and member organizations wish the students a rewarding and enjoyable stay in Regina.

The cost of the CUSIP is covered by the University of Regina, the hosting organizations UCC-Regina, UCC-Sask. Prov. Council, Saskatchewan Lotteries and the Ukrainian-Canadian community. It should be noted that over one third of the cost of the program is paid for through gifts-in-kind and monetary donations from the Ukrainian community.

The five students are:

Khrystyna Orobets is a student enrolled in the Faculty of Management at the University of Ivano-Frankivsk. She is spending her work term at SaskPower.

Mykhailo Kyrylovych is completing his studies of offshore technologies in the Faculty of 'Development and Exploration of Oil & Gas Fields'. He is spending his work term at the Petroleum Technologies Research Centre (PTRC).

Sergii Kostyshyn is starting his fourth year in the Faculty of Electricity Supply and Information Measuring Technologies. He is fulfilling his work term at SaskPower.

Nataliia Prytula is starting her 5th year at the University of Ivano-Frankivsk majoring in ecological and protection of the environment. She is doing her work term at the Prairie Adaptation and Research Collaborative (PARC).

Pavlo Pantus is a fourth year student at the University of Ivano-Franvisk studying Process Engineering and majoring in Oil and Gas Recovery. He is completing his work term at MERA