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"I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to Mr. Peter Jacyk, who, understanding the global significance of producing an English-language edition of [M. Hrushevsky's History of Ukraine-Rus'], initiated the publication process with a generous donation, and has wholeheartedly supported this project ever since."

President Leonid Kuchma,

preface to History of Ukraine-Rus'

"The development of Ukrainian studies in North America has in large part been a result of Peter Jacyk's patronage."

University of Alberta,

on the occasion of awarding Peter Jacyk

an honorary Doctorate of Laws

"Mr. Jacyk's generosity will enable the Harriman Institute to develop a permanent commitment to Ukrainian studies. [...] We are determined to do our utmost to ensure the survival and continued growth of this crucial program. [...] [Mr. Jacyk is] one of the most generous and farsighted patrons of Ukrainian studies."

Prof. Mark von Hagen, Columbia University Record

"Peter Jacyk is a benefactor. [...] [His] donation of $1 million and the Government of Alberta's matching of his donation on a two-to-one basis resulted in the creation of a research centre and the appointment of a leading scholar to direct that centre. [...] Dr. Krawchenko said that Jacyk is extremely knowledgable. `He seems to know everyone in the field ... who works and who doesn't. He is passionately committed to the advancement of Ukrainian scholarship.'"

Folio, University of Alberta

"We at Harvard are very excited about the Jacyk Distinguished Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies because it is very much in the spirit of the life and career of Petro Jacyk. Future Jacyk Fellows, we are sure, will uphold the same values of initiative, creativity, and dedication to Ukrainian studies as the person for whom this fellowship is named."

Prof. Roman Szporluk, Harvard University

"[Mr. Jacyk's] life is a vivid expression of his rational and constructive standpoint. Because of this, we all benefit from his work. It is impossible to find even one other person or community who has had as positive an impact on Ukrainian scholarship [as Mr. Jacyk]."

Mykhailo Slaboshpytsky, Osvita (Kyiv)

"The primary objectives of the Petro Jacyk Educational Foundation are: the dissemination of information about Ukraine, its history, literature, culture, language, and political life; the support of Ukrainian community organizations and the preservation of Ukrainian heritage outside Ukraine; the encouragement of democratic and human rights movements, religious and ethnic toleration, and economic development in Ukraine."

Poklyk Sumlinnia (Lviv)

5080 Timberlea Blvd., Suite 202, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L4W 4M2
tel: (905) 238-0467, fax: (905) 625-8445

since April 27th 1999

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