The collection consists of photos and video footage from the event of the re-naming and additional gift by Drs. Peter and Doris Kule held in the Timms Centre, University of Alberta on 6 September 2006. Recognizing the contribution Ukrainian folklore plays in the development and preservation of Ukrainian culture and heritage, the Kules made another substantial gift to the University of Alberta in September 2006. To honor the Kules’ vision to see the centre expand and grow as a leading entity, the centre was renamed the Peter and Doris Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore at a ceremony attended by several dignitaries including Dr. Indira Samarasekera, UofA President, and Dr. Daniel Woolf, Dean of Arts.
With this gift, the Kule Centre Endowment and the Kule Fellowship Endowment was established. Funds from the interest generated from these endowments is used for research projects, scholarships, publications and teaching. The Centre has been able to expand beyond Ukrainian Folklore to include Canadian Folklore studies, filling a much needed resource void in Western Canada.
Kule Folklore Centre