Dr. Serhii Cipko (University of Alberta) presented a lecture on The Famine in Ukraine through the Prism of the Winnipeg Free Press and the Winnipeg Tribune (1932-1934)* on Tuesday, November 22 at 7:00 pm at the University of Winnipeg, Room 2B23, Bryce Hall.
His talk centered on the coverage given to the famine in two newspapers of a city with a significant number of people of Ukrainian origin. Among the examples of coverage discussed were news that came to Winnipeg by cable, community protests, editorials, letters to the editor, and the formation of the Ukrainian Famine Relief Committee in January 1934.
Cipko works as a Research Administrator at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, his book on Canada and the famine in Ukraine during 1932–1934 was published in 2017. His previous books include: Ukrainians in Argentina, 1897-1950: The Making of a Community; St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, Edmonton: A History(1902–2002); One-Way Ticket: The Soviet Return-to-the-Homeland Campaign, 1955–1960 (co-authored with Glenna Roberts).
*This lecture was sponsored by UWinnipeg’s Department of History; UManitoba’s Department of German and Slavic Studies; Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies; the Ukrainian Canadian Congress- Manitoba Provincial Council Holodomor Awareness and Education Committee; and the Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre (Oseredok).