Saint John's Institute

Saint John's Institute (Інститут св. Івана; Instytut sv. Ivana). A Ukrainian Orthodox student residence established in Edmonton in 1918 as the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Ukrainian Institute on the initiative of the Adam Kotsko Student Club. The institute housed students from outside Edmonton, encouraged postsecondary education, and popularized Ukrainian culture and identity in Alberta and Canada. By 1943 it had 718 alumni. In May 1944 it was renamed Saint John's Institute to reflect its Ukrainian Orthodox orientation. It is an integral component of the Ukrainian Self-Reliance League. Originally located on the north side of the city, the institute was moved to a location near the University of Alberta in 1949–50. With accommodation for 60 students, a library, museum, chapel, and classrooms, it provides regular summer courses in Ukrainian studies and choir conducting. A jubilee book of the M. Hrushevsky Ukrainian Institute was printed in 1943, and of the Saint John's Institute in 1959.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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