Bohdan R. Bociurkiw
Dr. Bociurkiw (1925–98) was Professor of Political Science (with special emphasis on Soviet politics, Soviet Ukraine, and church-state relations) at Carleton University where he founded the Institute of Soviet and East European Studies (now Institute of European and Russian Studies) and served as its first director (1969–72) and as Associate Director (1990–1). He also served for brief periods as visiting professor at Harvard and McGill. In 1984–5 he was a Senior Fellow at the Kennan Institute in Washington. With John Strong, he edited Religion and Atheism in the USSR and Eastern Europe (1975) which contained twenty papers given at a major international conference he had organized at Carleton. Dr. Bociurkiw wrote almost 80 academic papers as well as delivered over 60 papers at scholarly gatherings. At various times he served on the editorial boards of the Harvard Ukrainian Studies (1978–-98), Religion in Communist Lands, the Slavic Review (1981–3) and the Journal of Ukrainian Studies. Dr. Bociurkiw was a co-founder of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies in 1976.