President | Shevchenko Foundation
Andriy is a lawyer and partner in the International Law Firm Dentons LLP. His education includes B.Sc., LLB and MBA degrees. In addition to having practiced law in Alberta since 1980, he has extensive experience in private practice, legal education and legal writing.
His community activities include extensive involvement in the Ukrainian community. Prior to his appointment as President of the Shevchenko Foundation, Andriy served as President of the Ukrainian University Students Club in the 1970s; has served several times as President of the Professional Business Club of Edmonton in the 1980s; he has served on the National Executive of the Ukrainian Professional Federation of Canada; has served as President of the Dnipro Ensemble in the 1980s and 1990s; as is the current President of the Viter Ensemble of Edmonton and is a member of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America as well as several male choruses. Andriy is a Co-Founder of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation; is a past President of the Edmonson Symphony Orchestra, the Francis Winspear Concert Hall Foundation, Centre for Race and Culture, MASIF (Sheptycky Foundation); and was Chief Negotiator/Drafter of Redress Agreement with the Federal Government of Canada regarding the institution and maintenance of the World War I Internment Recognition Fund.
Some of his awards include the Award of Merit – Republic of Ukraine, presented by President Yuschenko for lifetime contribution to the Ukrainian Culture and International Democratization (May 2008); the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2014); the Kevin Lowe Outstanding Service Award of the Edmonton Christmas Bureau (2011) for his 25 years of raising millions of dollars for poverty-stricken families; University of Alberta Alumni Association Honour Award – Lifetime Achievement (September 2007); the Hetman Award by the Alberta Council of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (2005); and Queen’s council (2000).