Advisory Council on Alberta-Ukraine Relations
Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk was elected MLA for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville on April 16, 2019. She studied business and economic development at MacEwan University and the University of Calgary, is a journeyman hairstylist, small business owner, and an active community volunteer and philanthropist. She is chair of the Advisory Council on Alberta-Ukraine Relations and the government’s Skilled Trades Caucus and serves on the Legislative Assembly's Standing Committees on Public Accounts, Alberta’s Economic Future, and Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing.
Andrew Boitchenko is currently a Director at the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce and has over 20 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate. He attended the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Orysia Boychuk is the current President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress - Alberta Provincial Council, an umbrella organization representing the voice of 365,000 Ukrainians in Alberta. She is currently Talent Acquisition Lead with the Public Service Commission.
Gary Kalynchuk is a professional engineer with more than 40 years of diversified experience and expertise in the areas of executive leadership, engineering/construction, and management consulting. He is a senior member of the Hatch Team for the Valley Line LRT West Leg. He is also Project Manager for the Line 5 Tunnel/Pipeline Project in the Straits of Makinaw with Enbridge Pipelines. He is the former Civil/Structural Department Head, for Cosyn Technology and was the Founder and President of GKO Engineering Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with Distinction from the University of Alberta.
Bishop David Motiuk was born in Vegreville and graduated from Saint Paul University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and a Master’s and Licentiate in Canon Law. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1988. Following his episcopal ordination on June 11, 2002, he served as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archeparchy of Winnipeg. On January 25, 2007, he was appointed Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton.
Michelle Palsitt was born in Two Hills, attended the University of Alberta and completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture. She is an active member of the New Kiew Holy Ascension Ukrainian Catholic Church. She is also a former President of the Ukrainian Bilingual Parents Association and was instrumental in expanding the Ukrainian Bilingual program to the Junior High at Vegreville Composite High School. She currently operates a mixed farming business and is employed with AFSC (Agriculture Financial Services Corporation) in the Crop Insurance business line.
Inna Platonova holds a PhD in Environmental Design from the University of Calgary and has graduate degrees from Ukraine, Hungary and the Netherlands. She brings extensive interdisciplinary applied research experience and expertise in sustainable energy, international development partnerships and environment. She serves as the President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Calgary Branch, an umbrella organization representing the Ukrainian community organizations and the Ukrainian community at large in Calgary and area.
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