Alpha Omega Alumnae is pleased to announce that Kathrine (Katrusia) Basarab has been selected to receive the 2017-2018 Charney Award.
The Charney Award, which was last awarded in 2013, was established in the name of its donors, the late Halia Hawryluk Charney and Dr. D. J. Charney, a prominent Ukrainian Canadian couple, active for many years in the professional and cultural life of Manitoba. The Award is intended to provide financial support to a worthy graduate student of Ukrainian heritage who is pursuing graduate studies and who will be supportive of Alpha Omega Alumnae.
Award winner Katrusia Basarab serves on the board of directors of the Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre and is an executive board member of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Manitoba Provincial Council. She has volunteered at Folklorama’s Ukraine-Kyiv pavilion for over twenty years and was selected to represent the pavilion as adult ambassador for the upcoming 2018 festival season. She is also a past director of the OSVITA Ukrainian cultural immersion summer program in Edmonton, Alberta. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) in 2004 and a Bachelor of Laws in 2008, both from the University of Manitoba, and is currently enrolled in the Master of Laws program at the Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.
Congratulations, Katrusia, and good luck in your studies!