Ukraine Events March 7 & 11 at UBC

March 7, 2022

There are two events this week that were organized to help us collectively process the current situation in Ukraine:

Monday, March 7: Ukraine: Past, Present, Persistence

Moderated by Dr. Katherine Bowers (Wall Scholar 2019) Featuring Dr. Serhy Yekelchyk, Professor of History and Germanic & Slavic Studies (University of Victoria) and Dr. Tamara Krawchenko, School of Public Administration (University of Victoria) will be on hand for this online interactive and wide-ranging discussion. The event is free and open to the public. All welcome. Register now.

This event is sponsored by:

  • Centre for European Studies, UBC
  • Department of Anthropology, UBC
  • Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies, UBC
  • Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, UVic
  • Department of Political Science, UBC
  • Eurasia Research Cluster, UBC
  • Public Humanities Hub, UBC-V

Friday, March 11: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: An Expert Panel on the Geopolitical and Humanitarian Crisis
12:00-1:30pm, Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Road, Vancouver, BC

This event brings together experts on Russian and Ukrainian politics and foreign policy, military strategy and the NATO alliance, and international law and tribunals to discuss why President Vladimir Putin decided to invade, NATO’s response and the likelihood of rolling back the invasion or creating a ceasefire, the war’s likely effects on Putin’s grip on power, and the prospects of holding Russian officials, including Putin, accountable for war crimes being committed during the conflict. This event will be simultaneously hosted in-person and online. A link to the virtual event will be sent to guests in advance. Register now.

Moderator: Richard Price, Professor and Head, Department of Political Science


  • Dr. Genevieve Bates, Assistant Professor of International Relations, UBC
  • Dr. Arjun Chowdhury, Associate Professor of Political Science, UBC
  • Dr. Nicole Jackson, Associate Professor of International Studies, SFU
  • Dr. Allen Sens, Professor of Teaching, Political Science, UBC
  • Dr. Lisa Sundstrom, Professor of Political Science, UBC
  • Dr. Serhy Yekelchyk, Professor of History and Germanic & Slavic Studies, UVic

Presented by: the UBC Department of Political Science, the Department of Anthropology, the Centre for European Studies, Political Science Student Association, the Department of Theatre and Film and alumni UBC.

More info about the situation, and resources for how to send aid and funds:

If you missed the online discussion with Ukrainian filmmaker Natalya Vorozhbyt (BAD ROADS) on March 5, you can watch a recording here.