2014 Events

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

From left to right: Mr. Aleksandar Pesic, Consular Officer, Embassy of the Republic of Serbia. — . Mrs. Mirjana Sesum-Curcic, Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Serbia. Professor Andrew Donskov, Member of the Slavic Research Group, University of Ottawa. His Excellency Mihailo Papazoglu, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia. Professor Richard Sokoloski, Director of the Slavic Research Group, University of Ottawa. Antoni Lewkowicz, Dean of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ottawa, Professor May Telmissany, Director of the Depart of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Ottawa, Mr. Miodrag Sekulic, Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Serbia.

Saturday, September 27th, 2014.

A launch of an exceptional book translated and edited by Prof. Richard Sokoloski titled The Latest Poles. Reflections of Polish Immigrants to Canada in the 1980s took place on September 27, 2014 (Saturday) at 6:00pm at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland at 2603 Lakeshore Blvd. West in Toronto. The book is a translation of a memoir volume Ale i słaby nie zginie published previously by The Canadian Polish Research Institute.

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Pope John Paul II: Poland’s Gift to the World
A commemorative exhibition to celebrate the canonization of the late John Paul II

This exhibition was the result of a joint initiative by The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, The Slavic Research Group at the University of Ottawa, The Polish Canadian Business and Professional Association of Windsor, with the kind co-operation of The Vatican, The Polish Students’ Society of the University of Ottawa, and The Embassy of Poland in Ottawa, which serves as the honorary patron of the exhibition in Canada. The exhibition was organised to coincide with the canonisation of the late Pope John Paul II (27 April 2014), and with the proclamation of Pope John Paul II Day in Canada (April 2) as a yearly non-statutory holiday.

The exhibition at the University of Ottawa ran from April 25 to 29, and was followed by a showing at the Canadian Parliament on April 30, and a showing at Notre Dame Cathedral following a special mass by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast in honour of the late Pontiff (April 30, 5.00 p.m.). This major initiative was meant to serve as a fitting and timely tribute to one of the most influential leaders of modern times, and to one of Poland’s greatest sons. Following its Ottawa showing, the exhibition traveled to major venues throughout Canada, the United States and beyond.