It is with great pleasure that the Faculty of Social Sciences awarded the 2018 Recognition Award to the Wolodymyr George Danyliw Foundation. This award is given to a friend of the Faulty who demonstrates leadership by contributing to the reputation of the faculty and has positively impacted the student experience by their actions and dedication.
Over the last 13 years, the Danyliw Foundation which was created in April 2002 as a memorial tribute to George Danyliw, an acknowledged Ukrainian philanthropist, patriot, lawyer and businessman has generously contributed more than $800,000 in support of the Faculty of Social Sciences’ Chair in Ukrainian Studies and the Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine.
The University of Ottawa’s Chair of Ukrainian Studies is the only Chair in the world dedicated specifically to the study of contemporary Ukraine or related topics dealing with politics, economy and sociology of Eastern European states and Post-Soviet space. Over the years, the Foundation’s annual support of the Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine has enabled 214 researchers, representing 20 different countries, to present their research on contemporary Ukraine.