City of Residence: Regina
Edward Klopoushak attended primary and secondary school in Hafford; post-secondary training began at Teachers College, Saskatoon. He received his B.A. and B.Ed. degrees (with Great Distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan. He received several scholarships, assistantships and sabbatical leaves and achieved an M.Ed. (U of S) and a Ph.D. (University of Alberta).
His professional career spanned 47 years – in rural schools, Saskatoon High Schools, Instructor in Regina Teachers College and as Assistant Dean and Associate Dean at the University of Regina. He retired in 1992 as full Professor and was named Professor Emeritus. During his professorship, Ed served on University Council committees, on Department of Education curriculum development and teacher training committees. He counseled and advised undergraduates on their university programs.In Master’s programs in Education, he served as supervising professor, facilitator and administrator of theses defenses.
In the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (UOCC), Ed served on the Board of Directors of St. Andrew’s College in Winnipeg (five years) and as a Member of the UOCC Consistory Board for ten years. He was a member of the Central Diocesan Council and Secretary for many terms. Locally, Ed has been Church President, Treasurer and Secretary, a Church Elder for 22 years and recently a Cantor. He serves on the Auditorium Management Committee and as Director of Sela Seniors Complex Board where he was President, Vice President and Treasurer. As member of Regina’s Ukrainian Society of Prosvita, Ed wrote several articles, briefly chronicled their history and made a presentation at their 70th Anniversary celebrations.
Ed spent many years on the Executive of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Regina Branch, including one term as President. From 1971-73 he was the Treasurer for Ukrainian Self-Reliance Association (TYC) National and more recently Ed has been the Secretary ofTYC National Executive for six years and is currently the Treasurer for the Ukrainian Self-Reliance League (CYC/USRL) National Executive.
Ed is an extremely generous financial benefactor of Ukrainian institutions including the
Ukrainian Orthodox Descent of the Holy Spirit Sobor in Regina, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – of Canada, Ukrainian Museum of Canada, St. Andrew’s College, the SUS and Shevchenko Foundations. A number of years ago Ed joined the ranks of the Kobzar fellows.
Ed is the recipient of several professional and community awards. In 1993 he received the Award of Excellence from the USRL, in 2004 he received the UCC-SPC Nation Builders Awards and in 2013 he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Ed and his late wife, Eileen, were supporters of Globe Theatre, Mackenzie Art Gallery and charitable organizations: Hospitals of Regina Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Diabetes Association, Lung Association and Alzheimer’s Society.
Ed married Eileen Shewchuk in 1950. They had two children: Lori and Gary.