On 27 June, the Ukrainian Catholic University had the great honor of a visit by a great friend of UCU, Larisa Galadza, a Canadian diplomat of Ukrainian descent, Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine.
Together with UCU Rector Fr. Bohdan Prach and vice-rectors Natalka Klymovska, Lubomyr Tarnovskyi, and Dmytro Sherengovsky, she discussed how the UCU community is responding to challenges connected with the war, how the educational process is happening at the university, and what each of us is doing for victory.
Bohdan Petryshak, UCU graduate and coordinator of the Volunteer Center, recounted how the university’s team has united to help refugees and support soldiers on the front.
“It is very important that we learn lessons from this war. For the future peace depends on whether we have learned these lessons: that parents talk about these events to their children and what values we will follow in the process of re-building Ukraine,” stated Larisa Galadza.
The UCU community was glad to greet Larisa Galadza within the walls of the university; she is daughter of Fr. Roman Galadza and his wife Irene, who are great, longtime friends of the university. Fr. Roman is a well-known Greek-Catholic priest from Canada, whose church and community in Brampton near Toronto can be considered exemplary for North American lands. Fr. Roman and Irene have been close to the UCU community since the very beginning.
We recall that last year Larisa was the keynote speaker at the UCU commencement. You can look at her speech here.