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"I am really grateful to the University of Regina, the Ivano-Frankivsk National University of Oil and Gas and the Ukrainian Community, that I and three other students from Ukraine had an amazing opportunity to see the opposite part of the world, experience a new culture and work with specialists."

- Iryna Legka, Ukrainian intern student working with SaskPower in 2006

    

Recent Success Stories

The following are some of the activities and achievements of the Canada-Ukraine Centre.

 

Support of Canadian and Ukrainian student exchange and internship programs
CUC has supported university graduate student internship and exchange programs at the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina, Chernivtsi National University, the Ivano-Frankivsk National University of Oil and Gas and the Lviv Polytechnical National University.

 

Assistance to the City of Lviv
CUC assisted the City of Lviv, Ukraine to obtain World Heritage Status with support funding provided by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada. Lviv was the first city in Ukraine to achieve this recognition and is one of only about 125 cities in the world to hold this designation.

 

Conducted a feasibility study on technology transfer between Ukraine and Canada
CUC with financial support from the Government of Saskatchewan carried out a feasibility study on the transfer of technologies between Ukraine and Canada with the objective of commercialization of new technologies in both Canada and Ukraine.

 

Co-sponsorship of a seminar on technology, skilled labour needs and agriculture
CUC co-sponsored with the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership a seminar on the opportunities of technology transfer with Ukraine, the shortage of skilled labour in Saskatchewan and STEP’s farm extension programs in Ukraine.

 

Co-sponsorship of a colloquium on opportunities for collaboration
CUC co-sponsored a colloquium held at the University of Saskatchewan that focused on opportunities for collaboration between Canada and Ukraine. Presenters were from the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina, the University of Calgary, Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton and Chernivtsi National University.

 

Review of new technologies developed in Ukraine
CUC, in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Research Council and the University of Regina, with funds provided by the Department of Western Diversification, Government of Canada reviewed over 100 new technologies identified in Ukraine that might have potential for commercialization in Canada.

 

Collaboration with the Geotechnical Institute in Lviv, Ukraine
CUC is collaborating with the Geotechnical Institute in Lviv, Ukraine on a new technology used in the remediation of soils and water contaminated with petroleum products, insecticides and heavy metals.

 

Laboratory and field testing of new technologies developed in Ukraine
CUC is collaborating with research facilities at the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina and a private firm in the testing of new technologies developed in Ukraine that have potential for commercialization in Canada.

 

Participation in an international energy conference in Ukraine
CUC participated in an international energy conference at the Ivano-Frankivsk National University of Oil and Gas, Ukraine in April, 2007. Participants attending were from counties in Europe, North America and the Middle East.

 

Participation in the Canada-Ukraine Business Summit
CUC participated in the Canada-Ukraine Business Summit held in Dnipropetrovsk and Kyiv, Ukraine in March, 2008. The conference was sponsored by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

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