President of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy to Visit Canada
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (March 2, 2009) – The Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF) has announced that Dr. Serhiy Kvit, the President of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) in Kyiv, Ukraine, will be making a cross-Canada tour organized by CUF from April 28th to May 5th.
The Foundation, with the cooperation of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, is organizing Dr. Kvit’s tour of major Ukrainian centres in Canada that will include Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Winnipeg and Edmonton and Calgary. The aim of the tour is to promote the purpose and activities of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy as well as to garner financial, organizational and academic support for NaUKMA’s future growth and development.
The tour will include meetings with the Ukrainian community, presentations on the current activities and plans of the Academy, discussions with representatives from Canadian Universities and Colleges, and several fundraising banquets. Specific dates and details will be released within the next few weeks.
The National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy is the oldest institute of higher learning in Ukraine, having been founded in 1632. It is located in the Podil district of Kyiv and has a current enrolment of some 3,000 students. It offers a broad array of courses in both Ukrainian and English, and is particularly renowned for its business school, regarded as the best in Ukraine. It has ties to numerous universities and institutes in Ukraine and abroad including an active partnership in Canada with the University of Alberta, Grant MacEwan College (Edmonton), the University of Ottawa, the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario (London), and the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg).
Dr. Kvit was elected President of NaUKMA in 2007, succeeding Dr. Vyacheslav Brioukhovetsky, the Academy’s first President subsequent to its revival in 1991 following Ukraine’s independence. Dr. Kvit is one of Ukraine’s most respected scholars in the field of communications, journalism and philology. He is the author of seven books and numerous other publications.
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