April 7th, 2016:

On April 7th, 2016, a book launch was held at the Embassy for the Republic of Poland in Ottawa for The Latest Poles: Reflections of Polish Immigrants to Canada in the 1980s. Professor Richard Sokoloski delivered a short lecture on the topic and read selected excerpts. All proceeds went to The Support Committee for Polish Studies at the University of Ottawa and will be used to develop the program in Polish. Read more at: “On Polish 1980s immigrants’ fate in Ottawa”

November 6th, 2015:

On 6 November, 2015, in a special ceremony at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ottawa, Professor Richard Sokoloski was formally presented by His Excellency Marcin Bosacki, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Canada, with the Krzyż Oficerski Orderu Zasługi Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej [Officer’s Cross  of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland] ‘in recognition of his outstanding merits in the scholarly promotion of Polish culture and Polish language.’ The medal, which is awarded by the President of Poland in civil, military and scholarly categories, is given for outstanding service to the Polish nation.
See announcement here (in Polish):



Founding member and past director Andrew Donskov FRSC was awarded the Tolstoy Medal for his distinguished contributions to Tolstoy studies by the L. N. Tolstoy Museum in Moscow.

March, 2012:

The Slavic Research Group at the University of Ottawa reviewed in the Tolstoy Journal, Volume XXIV, by Irina Paperno and Hugh Mclean. Review available for download below.

“Slavic Research Group, the University of Ottawa, and Its Publications,” pp. 122-130.

September, 2011:

My life by Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya, translated by the Slavic Research Groups’s John Woodsworth & Arkadi Klioutchanski wins Lois Roth Award for a Translation of a Literary Work (Modern Languages Association).

Lois Roth Award for a Translation of a Literary Work (Modern Languages Association)