The Canada-Ukraine Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of our own Dr. Roman Petryshyn, C.M. as a Member of the Order of Canada today. This is a tremendous achievement and one of Canada’s highest civilian honours. The Order of Canada exists to acknowledge outstanding accomplishments, the recipient’s dedication to their community, as well as their service to the country. Recipients of this accolade have aided in the betterment of Canada.
Dr. Petryshyn was a founding member of CUF and for the last 27 years he has continually contributed with us towards the completion and oversight on several of the Foundations projects, primarily education initiatives among other programs.
Dr. Petryshyn has been engaged in the design and delivery of technical assistance projects throughout Russia and Ukraine since 1991, in his position at the University of MacEwan’s representative office. At that institution he also held the title of director of the Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre (URDC), as well as the Doris Kule Chair in Ukrainian Community and International Development.
In 2008 to 2013 he also led MacEwan’s participation in the project that introduced legislation, policies, and pilot schools’ practices on Inclusive Education in L’viv and Simferopol which have now been accepted throughout the entire educational system in Ukraine.
Congratulations Roman! Вітаємо тебе Романе!