City of Residence: Winnipeg, MB
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress awards the Shevchenko Medal to Oleh Krawchenko an an expression of acknowledgment for his contribution to the development of Ukrainian Orthodox Theology Studies in Canada. Oleh Krawchenko dedicated much energy in the position of dean of Theology Studies at St. Andrew’s College at the University of Manitoba. He reorganized theology and arts courses in order to raise them to university standards and his enabled St. Andrew’s College to become affiliated with the University of Manitoba. These initiatives led to the creation of the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies. O. Krawchenko instituted other reforms in the Bachelor of Theology program, raised the Bachelor of Divity program to a Master of Divinity level in accordance with the practice in other institutions of higher learninig. He initiated new programs – a one year Certificate in Theology for teachers of Sunday schools and a two year Diploma in Theology program. His persistence and commitment played a significant role in the strengthening of Ukrainian Orthodox Studies in Canada.