Memorable Manitobans: Alexandra Pawlowsky (1952-2008)
Born at Winnipeg in 1952, daughter of Anastasia Smerechuk (1928-2018) and Peter Pawlowsky (1922-1980), she received BA, MA (Slavic Studies) and PhD degrees from the University of Manitoba. Her interdisciplinary PhD in Ukrainian Canadian Heritage Studies was believed to be the first such degree in the world. She taught at the University of Manitoba for 26 years, and held senior administrative positions at the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies, and as Coordinator of the University 1 program. Her research interests were in the field of Ukrainian Canadian literature and language. She died on 29 March 2008.
Her articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:
Obituary [Peter Pawlowsky], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 April 1980, page 52.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 April 2008.
“Manitobans’ legacy a better province,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2009, page B2.
We thank Myron Pawlowsky for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 20 May 2021