Paul Yuzyk became interested in writing about the history of Ukrainian Canadians as a graduate student under the direction of Professor G.W. Simpson of the Department of History, University of Saskatchewan. He wrote his Master’s degree in 1948 on “The Ukrainian (Greek) Catholic Church of Canada.” He went on to write some of the first scholarly works on Ukrainian Canadians. His key books include:
- “The Ukrainians in Manitoba: A Social History,” the first history on the contributions of Ukrainians to Manitoba and Canada, University of Toronto Press, 1953
- “The Ukrainian Reader,” co-authored with Honore Ewach, a text book for public and high schools in western Canada, Ukrainian Canadian Committee, 1960
- “Ukrainian Canadians: Their Place and Role in Canadian Life,” produced to mark Canada’s Centennial, Ukrainian Professional and Businessmen’s Federation, 1967
- “For a Better Canada,” a collection of his speeches on multiculturalism, relations with the Soviet Union and Ukraine and quality of life, Ukrainian National Association, 1973
- “A Statistical Compendium on the Ukrainians in Canada – 1891-1976,” Associate Editor with William Darcovich, Editor, an 840-page statistical volume on the Ukrainians in Canada covering an 80-year period starting with the arrival of the first Ukrainian immigrants in Canada in 1891, University of Ottawa Press, 1980.
- “The Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church of Canada 1918-1951,” a revised version of his doctoral thesis, University of Ottawa Press, 1981
Some of the above books are available for purchase online at these websites: www.amazon.ca and www.allibris.com – search by author or title.
Paul was a prolific writer who wrote hundreds of articles, reports and speeches on a wide variety of issues. For a complete listing of his writings, see his attached 1986 curriculum vitae.
For more information on Paul’s academic career and publications, visit the Biography section of this website, specifically the areas called Academic Career and Senator on a Mission. Also, see link to Manitoba Historical Society/Memorable Manitobans.