CUC Board of Directors
Meet the Directors who volunteer their time to help
the Canada-Ukraine Centre reach its objectives.
SENATOR RAYNELL ANDREYCHUK
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, Secretary
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
BORIS KISHCHUK, Chair
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
GERRY LUCIUK, Vice-Chair
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.