March 27, 2019. OTTAWA. The 2019 UCC National Conference for Ukrainian Educators will take place on May 23-25 in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
This conference, co-organized by UCC’s National Education Committee and the Manitoba Parent’s for Ukrainian Education in collaboration with the Manitoba English-Ukrainian Bilingual Program and heritage language schools, and the UNF Ukrainian Schools Initiatives Committee, will bring together Ukrainian educators from across the country to discuss current and future teaching best practices in heritage language and bilingual school. This is the first time that the conference will take place in Manitoba – a province with the largest proportional Ukrainian population – 15%.
“This conference will be a wonderful opportunity for exchanging the best teaching practices, fruitful discussions, opportunities for future collaboration, professional development and networking through global connections,” said Oksana Levytska, Chair of the UCC National Ukrainian Education Council.
“Ukrainian language and culture have been weaved into the Canadian heritage for generations. Ukrainian education programs have been essential in maintaining and strengthening Ukrainian identity in Canada,” said Susan Zuk, Co-Chair National Conference for Ukrainian Educators.
The conference program has twenty-one sessions covering numerous topics for all school levels of learning and teaching Ukrainian studies, including a special session on Ukrainian education in the digital age. The two keynote speakers are Michael Bociurkiw, former global spokesperson for UNICEF and for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine; and Kevin Lamoureux, Associate Vice President for the University of Winnipeg, Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. There will also be a special presentation by Valentina Kuryliw, UCC Holodomor Education Committee chairperson.
Participants will also learn about the newest technologies in educational processes by MIOK [International Institute of Education and Culture] from L’viv, Ukraine. So far, 29 presenters from the provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, as well as Ukraine have confirmed their participation.
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