Join us for a captivating six video journey through the rich and tumultuous history of Ukraine, a land with a fascinating past. Tracing its roots from ancient times to the modern era, we will uncover the fascinating stories of the land, its people, and the events that shaped its destiny. Throughout the course, we will focus on the transition of Ukraine from its historical connections to Russia to its emergence as an independent nation. By unraveling its historical threads, we will gain insights into how this land evolved into the vibrant country it is today. Join us on this virtual exploration of Ukraine's history as we unlock the secrets of its past, gain a nuanced understanding of its present challenges, and appreciate the enduring spirit of its people. Whether you are a history enthusiast or simply curious about this remarkable nation, this course offers a unique opportunity to connect with the fascinating tale of Ukraine.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: John Felvinci was born in Hungary in 1934 and came to Canada after the 1956 revolution. Studied at McGill and received a doctoral degree in nuclear physics. Left for the US in 1965 to teach and do research at Columbia University in New York. During his research he got involved with computers and later worked in industry installing radiation monitoring and security systems at nuclear power plants. In 1990 he returned to Montreal and worked in telecommunications. Retired in 1994 and joined MCLL (McGill Community of Lifelong Learning), (was MILR), where he has been very active in moderating study groups, giving lectures and taking part in the administration. He was the chairman of the Curriculum Committee, Technology Committee and was President in 2000-2001. He also gives lectures at the Cummings Centre, Encore and other selected venues. Besides science and music, his hobby is the study of history and cultural history of Europe and North America.