May 28, 2014 | Post by: St. John's Institute No Comments

MONEY TALKS… And it’s got lots to say!

Sovereignty, Money and Power Exhibit

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 3:00pm
Edmonton, AB (May 20, 2014) The Alberta Society for the Advancement of Ukrainian Studies (ASAUS) brings the travelling exhibit Money, Sovereignty and Power: ThePaper Currency of Revolutionary Ukraine, to Edmonton’s St. John’s Institute, 11024-82 (Whyte) Avenue. The exhibit opens on Sunday, June 1, 2014 and runs for eight weeks.

Organized by the Prairie Centre for Ukrainian Heritage (PCUH) at the University of Saskatchewan, the travelling currency exhibit will be opened by guest curator, Bohdan Kordan, PhD, who brings his expertise to the captivating display. Money, Sovereignty and Power documents and examines the symbols used by various Ukrainian governments in their efforts to affirm the sovereign national character of the country during a time of upheaval and momentous change.

Bohdan Kordan is Professor of International Relations and Chair of the Department of Political Studies, St. Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan. Founding Director of the Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage (1998- 2004), Prof. Kordan’s current research interests include the politics of state/minority relations with specific reference to Ukrainian Canadians. His most recent books include Canada and the Ukrainian Question, 1939-45: A Study in Statecraft (2001); Enemy Aliens, Prisoners of War: Internment during the Great War (2002); and A Bare and Impolitic Right: Internment and Ukrainian-Canadian Redress (2004).

The PCUH disseminates scholarly information on the Ukrainian experience by collaborating with community partners. The Alberta Society for the Advancement of Ukrainian Studies (Edmonton), the Ukrainian Museum of Canada (Saskatoon) and Oseredok (Winnipeg) are only a few of the partners that have helped to bring this exhibit to the public. Says Suzanna Brytan, Executive Director of St. John’s Institute (venue sponsor for the exhibit): “The contemporary relevance of this exhibit couldn’t be more significant: Ukraine’s current struggles are all about sovereignty, money and power. Is there a better context in which we could possibly view these pieces of history? It is a rare treat for Albertans to see historical gems of this nature, up close and personal. The Prairie Centre for Ukrainian Heritage (PCUH) does a great service to our entire community, by bringing to light those pieces of history that link us with our heritage, and tell the stories of our ancestors’ homeland.”

Customized parking passes for Garneau Safeway available upon request. RSVP to Christina at or call (780) 439-2320. Free Admission – Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided

Media Enquiries:
Suzanna Brytan
Executive Director, SJI T: (780) 439-2320 E:

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