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CUC Board of Directors

Meet the Directors who volunteer their time to help the Canada-Ukraine Centre reach its objectives.

Raynell Andreychuk, is a member of the Senate of Canada. She is a lawyer by profession and has served as Alderman in the City of Moose Jaw and Canadian Ambassador to Portugal, Kenya, Uganda and Somalia. She served as Associate Deputy Minister, Social Services in Saskatchewan, as a Provincial Court Judge and as Chancellor of the University of Regina. She currently serves as a member of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, as Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights and as a member of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs as well as the Special Committee on Anti-Terrorism.

Adrian Boyko, CFP, CLU, C.H.F.C., is Regional Director of Equitable Life for Western Canada. He is a past First Vice-President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) - National and past President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Saskatchewan Provincial Council. He continues to be involved in Ukrainian-Canadian matters at the Federal level.

Tony Harras, Ph.D., is formerly Vice-President and General Manager of Systems Operations and Decision Support at SaskPower and was responsible for long range generation, transmission and control planning. He is currently a member of the Canadian Nuclear Society and the Canadian Electrical Association and President of a consulting firm. He has served as a member of the NSERC adjudication panel, the Task Force on Multiculturalism and served in numerous Ukrainian-Canadian initiatives.

Dennis Johnson, Ph.D., is formerly Associate Vice-President of Research at the University of Saskatchewan. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Saskatchewan Research Council, Biostar, the Veterinary Infectious Diseases Organization, Ag-West Biotech Inc., and Saskatchewan Agrivision Corporation. He is a Past President of the Saskatoon and District Chamber of Commerce and served on the Board of the Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation. He served for two years as Director of the Saskatchewan Synchrotron Institute, and is Past Chair of the Board of the Meewasin Valley Authority.

Boris Kishchuk, P.Eng. MBA, CMC, is President of EMS Croscan, an engineering and management consulting firm. He served as an adjunct professor at the Centre for International Business Studies at the University of Saskatchewan where he co-founded the U of S MBA Ukraine program. He took U of S MBA students to Ukraine for nine years to conduct a variety of research studies. He has been and continues to be an executive member of a number of business and community organizations. He served as Chair of the Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel for a number of years and was awarded an honourary lifetime membership in the Canadian Association of Members of Public Utilities Tribunals.

Gerry Luciuk, P. Ag., M.Sc., was Deputy Director, International Partnerships Directorate of the PFRA with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, headquartered in Regina. He has extensive international development cooperation experience in Ukraine, China and Russia. He has served as a policy advisor to the Ministry of Agriculture in Ukraine and was active in the PFRA-Eastern Europe Bilateral Program. His most recent visit to Ukraine was to evaluate opportunities for enhanced Canada-Ukraine technical cooperation in agricultural resource management and government policy development.

Roman Petryshyn, Ph.D., is Director of the Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre (URDC) at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton, Alberta, which he founded in 1987. For ten years Dr. Petryshyn managed Grant MacEwan College's projects' office located in Kyiv, Ukraine. He is a founding and executive member of the Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF) and Past President of the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Schevchenko.

ASIT SARKAR, Treasurer
Asit Sarkar, Ph.D., is Past Director of University of Saskatchewan International and a Special Advisor to the President of the University. He administered the U of S, University of Chernivtsi Exchange Program and has been responsible for the Ukrainian Academy of Public Administration (UAPA) internship Program at the U of S. He assisted the UAPA in developing a course on managing local and regional development. Prior to his retirement he was responsible for the International Business Management Specialization of the MBA Program at the College of Commerce, University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Sarkar was awarded an Honorary Degree from the University of Chernivtsi, Ukraine in 2002.

Malcolm Wilson, Ph.D. is Director of the Office of Energy and the Environment, and Adjunct Professor of Engineering and Graduate Studies at the University of Regina. He has advised the Government of Ukraine on the establishment of oil and gas royalty regimes and regulations, and on the development of expertise in response to climate change. He was responsible for establishing the student internship program between the University of Regina and the Ivano-Frankivsk National University of Oil and Gas, Ukraine.

Angela Wojcichowsky, B. Comm., MPA is International Projects Coordinator with Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership. She interned at the Canadian Bureau for International Education in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine and conducted research with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Saskatchewan Provincial Council as well as the Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage. She is responsible for the STEP Farm Extension Program in Ukraine.

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