UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS

UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS

HARVARD UNIVERSITY


Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute (HURI)

Peter Jacyk’s support has had a considerable effect on the activity at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and in particular, on the process of validating the permanent status of the three Ukrainian chairs at Harvard.


The Petro Jacyk Education Foundation sponsored two permanent programs:

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DISTINGUISHED FELLOWSHIP IN UKRAINIAN STUDIES
In 1997, the fellowship was established for exceptionally gifted Ukrainian scholars, scientists, artists, and politicians working in a wide variety of fields. Select individuals have the chance to spend one year at Harvard, conduct research, deliver lectures and establish contacts with leading American specialists in their field.

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PETRO JACYK BIBLIOGRAPHER FOR THE UKRAINIAN COLLECTION AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Harvard’s Library system consists of 90-plus libraries housing more than 14 million catalogued books of which over 850,000 are Slavic. The bibliographer’s responsibilities include collecting, development, categorizing, reference and research services, bibliographic instruction and management of special collections for the Ukrainian area of Widener Library and the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard.

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA


“I would like to say that the funds I donated to endow the Jacyk Centre have never been the main reason for the Centre’s achievements. Money itself would have been useless had it not been complemented by the dedication and professional expertise of those people who worked on the Hrushevsky Project.”

-Petro Jacyk

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Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies
The Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research was established in 1989 by an initial, significant donation from Petro Jacyk and a subsequent matching of funds by the Province of Alberta on a 2 for 1 basis.

The Centre promotes research and publications in the field of Ukrainian history. Its first major project is the English-language publication of Mykhailo Hrushevsky’s 10-volume(in 12 books) History of Ukraine-Rus’, a fundamental historical work which presents a comprehensive and well-documented synthesis of Ukrainian history from the earliest times to the mid 17th century.

The Centre also sponsors an English-language Monograph Series, a Ukrainian Translation Series and a Ukrainian Historiography in the West. The Centre’s scholars have been regular participants at international conferences, often as panel organizers. The Centre has arranged academic exchanges with universities and institutes of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and awards research grants and doctoral fellowships in Ukrainian history to scholars around the world.

 

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Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Modern Ukrainian History and Society
The Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Modern Ukrainian History and Society was established in 2008 with the support of Nadia Jacyk and the Education Foundation and a matching of funds by the Province of Alberta. It is the second major donation from the Foundation to the University of Alberta matched by the Province.

The Program is a co-operative venture between the University of Alberta and two recognized universities, the Ivan Franko Lviv National University and the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine.

This new Program is responsible for the academic journal, Ukraina Moderna, as well as organizing international symposia on topics in modern Ukrainian history. The Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Modern Ukrainian History and Society will foster international collaboration in scholarship, research and education, primarily between Ukraine and Canada.

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

 

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Petro Jacyk Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute
In 1993, the Foundation's very sizable grant allowed the Institute to establish a comprehensive Ukrainian studies program, which is particularly significant due to New York City’s unique location and international status.

The Program's primary goal is to teach specialized knowledge of Ukraine to graduate students preparing for professional careers in government, diplomacy, business, and journalism, who "hold the key to public understanding of Ukraine and to Western policy towards Ukraine" (Prof. A. Motyl).

The endowment awarded to Columbia spawned a number of additional activities on behalf of Ukrainian studies. It funds undergraduate classes for students who want to pursue Ukrainian projects, covers expenses for a two year term post-doctoral position to teach various subjects related to Ukraine, and provides the basis for other fields to be explored.


UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

 

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The Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine
Established in 2001, with the support of Peter Jacyk and the Education Foundation, the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine focuses on contemporary Ukraine as well as its history and culture. The program actively encourages scholars in Ukrainian studies at the University of Toronto and Ukrainianists at other North American institutions to develop joint projects, and facilitates the study of Ukraine by organizing workshops, conferences, lectures and seminars.

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The Petro Jacyk Central and East European Resource Centre
Located at the University of Toronto, Canada’s largest University, the Petro Jacyk Resource Centre at Robarts Library provides a centralized location for more than 2000 reference volumes in 20 languages and special collections in paper and microfilm. Specialist staff provides reference service and instruction, produces printed and online research, hosts workshops and seminars. The Center was established in March 1995 and supports activities of the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES) and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature.

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The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society
Initiated in 2008, the objective of the Fellowship is to support the most junior promising scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, culture, and society.

The Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship is open to recently awarded PhDs who would be involved in both research and teaching capacities.

The Fellow will spend most of the Fellowship period at the University of Toronto, based at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES). While preparing his/her dissertation for publication, the Fellow will participate in activities of the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine, including guest lectures, workshops and conferences, and other events. In addition to research, he/she is expected to teach a one semester course that deals with contemporary Ukraine and to spend a period of time in Ukraine conducting research.

YORK UNIVERSITY

 

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Petro Jacyk Education Foundation’s Ukrainian Studies Scholarship
In 2006 the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation’s donation along with the Province of Ontario matching, created a permanent endowment fund. The Petro Jacyk Education Scholarship was established to support the Ukrainian Studies annual program at York University.

IVAN FRANKO LVIV NATIONAL UNIVERSITY


“This new program is yet another exciting example of the continuation of Petro Jacyk’s main philanthropic focus and legacy. I am very happy to say that the next generation continues the work and mandate of the Education Foundation that he founded, which is to support Ukrainian Education programs at renowned universities. And now, for the first time, a co-operative program has been established with universities from his two dear homes…. Canada, his land of opportunity, and his native… Ukraine.”

-Nadia Jacyk, President
Inauguration of the Program in Toronto, September 23, 2008

 

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Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Modern Ukrainian History and Society
The Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Modern Ukrainian History and Society was established in 2008 by a donation from the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation and a matching of funds by the Province of Alberta.

The Program is a cooperative venture between the Ivan Franko Lviv National University, the Ukrainian Catholic University, and the University of Alberta.

The Ivan Franko Lviv National University will extend and complement the research activities of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta and at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine.

The Ivan Franko Lviv National University is responsible for the publication of the annual Ukrainian historical journal “Ukraina Moderna” and the organization of international symposia on modern Ukrainian history topics.

UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY

 

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Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Modern Ukrainian History and Society
The Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Modern Ukrainian History and Society was established in 2008 by a donation from the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation and a matching of funds by the Province of Alberta.

The Program is a cooperative venture between the Ukrainian Catholic University, the Ivan Franko Lviv National University, and the University of Alberta.

The Ukrainian Catholic University will extend and complement the research activities of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta and at the Ivan Franko Lviv National University by sharing their vast work to date and adding in the future.