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Protasova Honourable Mention

Recent Slavic Studies MA graduate Hanna Protasova won an Honourable Mention in this year's Canadian Association for Ukrainian Studies (CAUS) graduate student conference paper award. Her essay was titled "Between Silence and Mourning: The Representation of the Holocaust in 1940s Soviet Ukrainian Fiction" and was based on MA research she did here at UVic. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Western Ontario.

Ukrainian Poetry Reading

On Monday May 30th, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies hosted a Ukrainian Poetry Reading via Zoom with five award-winning Ukrainian poets reading selected works – Borys Khersonsky, Lyudmyla Khersonska, Oksana Lutsyshyna, Maryana Savka, and Lyuba Yakimchuk. Additionally, Ostap Kin, who is an accomplished translator of Ukrainian poetry into English, shared his experience of translation as a practice of intercultural exchange. Their poems were read in Ukrainian, and with English translations of their texts presented by students from the Department of English.