Teach In: Ukraine

As the crisis in Ukraine rapidly escalated last week following the Russian invasion, an impromptu teach-in was organized by UVic faculty on March 2, 2022, to help answer questions about what is happening and why.

More than 650 people from across North and South America tuned-in online to listen and learn from Slavic Studies historian and internationally-recognized expert on Ukraine/Russia relations Serhy Yekelchyk (Departments of History and Germanic & Slavic Studies) and public policy scholar Tamara Krawchenko (School of Public Administration).

Moderated by Elena Pnevmonidou, Director of European Studies, and introduced by Annalee Lepp, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, this faculty-led event was organized by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies and the Academic and Technical Writing Program, with support from the School of Public Administration, UVic Libraries, University Systems and the Faculty of Humanities.

Special thanks to co-organizers Erin E. Kelly and Charlotte Schallié, and to event supporters Jennifer Sauter, Mike Thomas, Laura Smith, Alexandra Martin, Philip Cox, Matt Huculak and Alisha Gajjar-Fleming.

A blog containing information about the crisis and ways to support Ukraine and the Ukrainian community created by the organizers can be found at https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/ukraineteachin/blog/