Society of Argentinian-Ukrainian Graduates
Society of Argentinian-Ukrainian Graduates (Товариство українських високошкільників Арґентіни; Tovarystvo ukrainskykh vysokoshkilnykiv Argentiny, or ТУВА; TUVA; Spanish: Asociación de Graduados Universitarios Argentino Ucranios). An association of professional men and women established in 1971 in Buenos Aires to promote the development of the Ukrainian community and the growth of Ukrainian culture in Latin America. Its leading founders were O. Yakhno and V. Pokhyliak. Its two professional sections, medical and engineering, maintain contacts with Ukrainian professional associations in North America. The society organizes lectures and panel discussions by Argentinian and Ukrainian scholars and political figures as well as national conferences of Ukrainian graduates in Argentina (1984, 1987). The presidents of the society have included Yakhno and Yu. Ivanyk.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]