Thursday, 7 April:
The Embassy of the Republic of Poland, in co-operation with The Slavic Research Group at the University of Ottawa, The Support Committee for Polish Studies at the University of Ottawa, cordially invite you to a lecture and book launch entitled
“The Latest Poles: Memoirs of Polish Immigrants to Canada in the 1980s”
by Professor Richard Sokoloski
(University of Ottawa)
Prof. Richard Sokoloski, Director of the Slavic Research Group, will deliver a short lecture relating to the book’s theme and also read selected excerpts. Signed copies of the book may be purchased following the lecture. All proceeds will be conveyed to The Support Committee for Polish Studies at the University of Ottawa and used to develop teaching and research for the programme in Polish.
The Embassy of the Republic of Poland
443 Daly Avenue
Thursday 7 April, 7.00 p.m.
Please register for the event at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information: (613) 789-0468 ext. 421; 426 email@example.com
(613) 562-5800 x3766 Richard.Sokoloski@uottawa.ca
Thursday, 31 March:
“Russia and Canada: History and Future”
‘Canadians and Russians in the historic perspective have much in common: allies in the two world wars, neighbours across the North Pole, vast territories and federalism, diversity and resourcefulness, and an overarching passion for hockey.’
His Excellency Ambassador Aleksander N. Darchiev, from the Embassy of the Russian Federation, will deliver a public lecture on the past and future relationship of Russia and Canada. The talk will be in English. Presented by the Slavic Research Group at the University of Ottawa, in co-operation with the Embassy of the Russian Federation.
Born in 1960, Alexander Darchiev graduated from History Department, Moscow State
University in 1983 and was a senior research fellow at the Institute of the US and Canada
Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences from 1983 to 1992, after which, he joined the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of North America. From 1992 to 1997 he was the First Secretary for the MFA Department of North America. In 1997 he became a Counselor at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the US. From 2003 to 2005 he was the Deputy Director of the MFA Department of North America, after which he became the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the US. From 2010 to 2014 he was the Director of the MFA Department of North America, and was appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Canada on October 24, 2014. He has a diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and has been decorated with numerous awards. He is married with a daughter.
Pavillion Tabaret, Senate Room 083
Tuesday, 15 March:
“‘Introduction to the history of Lithuania’ by Adam Jerzy Czartoryski (1770-1861) or Why did a Polish Prince compose a mythology on the origins of Lithuania?”
Visiting prof. dr hab Wojciech Kruszewski from the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, will deliver a lecture on Adam Jerzy Czartoryski. The talk will be in English. Presented by the Slavic Research Group at the University of Ottawa.
Pavillon Lamoureux, Room 390
The Slavic Research Group has organized a variety of events in the area of Slavic Studies, including hosting academic symposia, sponsoring visits and lectures by pre-eminent scholars, and other activities.