Zinaida Gimpelevich

Professor Emeritus
University of Waterloo
Participates in 1 Session

Dr. Zina J. Gimpelevich is a Professor Emerita at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Born in Minsk, Biełaruś, Z. Gimpelevich came to Canada in 1979 with an MA in Russian Philology. Her Ph.D. is in Slavic Studies (the University of Ottawa, 1987). Prior to her appointment at the University of Waterloo in 1990, she worked for the Department of External Affairs and the University of Ottawa (1980-1990). Her research interests are Biełarusian and Russian languages, literature, and culture. She has published seven books, seventeen-book chapters, and close to eighty articles in the scholarly refereed press. Prof. Gimpelevich co-authored one textbook and has given over eighty presentations at professional conferences and congresses. Gimpelevich was one of the three founding members of the Canadian Relief Fund for Victims of Chernobyl in Biełaruś (together with its first President, Mme Joanna Survilla, President of the Biełarusian Government in Exile; BNR) and Mrs. Paulina Smith-Paškievič. During her university teaching career, she was nominated by her students multiple times as “the best professor.” In addition to other admin. duties at the UW, Dr. Gimpelevich served as the President of the Canadian Institute of Arts and Sciences (BINiM, Canada 2002-2017) and the President and the Past-President of the Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS, 2008-2014). Among other of her awards, there is a letter-certificate of merit from His Excellency, The Governor-General of Canada, Edward R. Schreyer (1984). She is the Honorary Life Member of the Biełarusian Writers’ Union (2017-), Honorary President of the Canadian Association of Slavists (2017-2018), and the Honorary Life President of the CRFVCB. Gimpelevich is the recipient of the BNR’s centenary medal. Zina Gimpelevich is active in North American Biełarusian community life; one of her dreams is to see her native country to follow an example of her adoptive country, Canada, and to become democratic, prosperous, and free.

Sessions in which Zinaida Gimpelevich participates

Thursday 5 August, 2021

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9:00
9:00
Zinaida Gimpelevich
Keynote speaker
University of Waterloo
Professor Emeritus
Alison Rowley
Moderator
Concordia University
Professor

Sessions in which Zinaida Gimpelevich attends

Tuesday 3 August, 2021

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8:30
8:30
Alison Rowley
Speaker
Concordia University
Professor
Georges Mink
Speaker
ICCEES
President
Andrii Krawchuk
Speaker
ICCEES
9:00
9:00
11:00
11:00
Daniel Pratt
Moderator
McGill University
Assistant Professor
Lyudmila Parts
Speaker
McGill University
Professor
14:00
14:00
16:00
16:00
David Rainbow
Speaker
University of Houston
Assistant Professor
Brigid O'Keeffe
Speaker
Brooklyn College
Associate Professor of H...
Adrienne Edgar
Speaker
Association for Slavic, ...
Keya Bayramova
Keynote speaker
Durdy Bayramov Art Found...
Executive Director
Annie Gérin
Speaker
Concordia University
Dean of Fine Arts
Meret Orazov
Speaker
Jeff Sahadeo
Moderator
Carleton University
Professor
19:00
19:00
Thomas Lahusen
Speaker
University of Toronto
Professor

Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00
11:00
11:00
Amber Nickell
Moderator
Purdue University
PhD Candidate; Saul Kaga...
Justin Cammy
Speaker
Smith College
Professor
12:45
12:45
Annie Gérin
Speaker
Concordia University
Dean of Fine Arts
Alison Rowley
Moderator
Concordia University
Professor
16:00
16:00
Amber Nickell
Speaker
Purdue University
PhD Candidate; Saul Kaga...
Julie Reines Chervinsky
Speaker
Blavatnik Archive
Director

Thursday 5 August, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00
11:00
Paul Robinson
Chair
University of Ottawa
Professor
12:45
12:45
Andrew Ivaska
Speaker
Concordia University
Associate Professor
Alison Rowley
Moderator
Concordia University
Professor
14:00
14:00
19:00
19:00
Heather Coleman
Moderator
University of Alberta

Friday 6 August, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
12:45
12:45
Mikhail Iossel
Speaker
Concordia University
Associate Professor
Alison Rowley
Moderator
Concordia University
Professor
14:00
14:00
16:00
16:00
19:00
19:00
Thomas Lahusen
Speaker
University of Toronto
Professor

Saturday 7 August, 2021

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9:00
9:00
Kristy Ironside
Master of ceremonies
McGill University
Assistant Professor of R...
11:00
11:00
Jars Balan
Speaker
Canadian Institute for U...
Director, Kule Ukrainian...
Olenka Bilash
Speaker
University of Alberta
Professor
Serge Cipko
Speaker
Canadian Institute of Uk...
Heather Coleman
Speaker
University of Alberta
Natalia Khanenko–Friesen
Speaker
University of Alberta
Professor and Director, ...
Volodymyr Kravchenko
Speaker
University of Alberta
Marko Robert Stech
Speaker
Canadian Institute of Uk...
CIUS Press Executive Dir...
frank sysyn
Speaker
University of Alberta
Stephen Norris
Chair
Havighurst Center for Ru...
Professor of History
12:45
12:45
Frederick Bode
Speaker
Concordia University
Professor Emeritus
Alison Rowley
Moderator
Concordia University
Professor
19:00
19:00
Serhy Yekelchyk
Speaker
University of Victoria
Professor
Omer Bartov
Speaker
Brown University
Professor
Serhii Plokhii
Speaker
Department of History, H...
Professor
Paul Robinson
Moderator
University of Ottawa
Professor
Stephen Norris
Speaker
Havighurst Center for Ru...
Professor of History
Mark Conliffe
Moderator
University of Calgary
Professor of Russian
Elena Baraban
Speaker
University of Manitoba
Associate Professor

Sunday 8 August, 2021

Time Zone: EDT/(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00
11:00
Megan Swift
Moderator
University of Victoria
Associate Professor
Jeff Sahadeo
Keynote speaker
Carleton University
Professor
13:00
13:00
Alison Rowley
Speaker
Concordia University
Professor
Andrii Krawchuk
Speaker
ICCEES
Georges Mink
Speaker
ICCEES
President