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
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
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
Participation in the Canada-Ukraine
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.