Vicki Karpiak

Victoria (Vicki) Karpiak has always been involved in UNF, starting in Winnipeg, in her early teens in
MYNO, and to this day being on the executive of UNF Ottawa-Gatineau branch. UNF 0-G is one of the
most active UNF branches in Canada.

Vicki has served on the UNF 0-G executive as past President (2 terms) and the Paul Yuzyk Institute for Youth Leadership for the past 10 years.. She was also on the Executive of UCC in Kitchener-Waterloo;

Served on the executive of the Ukrainian Professional and Business Club in Ottawa for 7 years;

Was program director for Kaleidoscope, a Ukrainian Cable TV program, in Kitchener-Waterloo. She is also a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League (UCWL) in Ottawa, as well as the Ottawa Geneological Club.

Some of the many projects she was involved in included the erection of the Taras Shevchenko monument in Ottawa as well as the “Victims of Communism” monument. At the University of Manitoba, she was President of the Ukrainian Student’s Club , Alpha Omega, as well as a member of OBNOVA, the Ukrainian Catholic student’s organization and SUSK choir. As a member of SUSK, the Ukrainian Canadian Student’s Union, she sang in the choir. In Winnipeg, under Vasyl Avramenko, and Jerry Klun, she learned Ukrainian dance.

She was past Executive Member of “Cure Blood Cancer”, Past Director of the Young Progressive Conservatives of Ontario, past executive member of Encore Private Co-tenancy Association, past Director of the Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate Association and past Director of The Ottawa Carleton Real Estate Board. Currently she is serving as a juror for the “Most Distinguished Women in Ottawa” and is a member of Vaccine Choice Canada. She is also serving her second term with the UNF Foundation in Toronto.

Vicki holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Manitoba and a Human Resources Management Diploma (Cum laude) from St. Lawrence College in Kingston. She was employed in marketing and worked for three major Corporations: IBM, Xerox of Canada and Bell Canada. Later she turned to real estate where she had a successful career. She was awarded the coveted “Lifetime Achievement Award” in the real estate recently industry and shortly after retired. For Canada’s 150th Anniversary, where her Father, the late Senator Paul Yuzyk, was recognised as a nation builder, she compiled a book entitled “Father of Multiculturalism”.
Additionally she assisted with the OMNI film production called the “M” word and was acknowleged by Vahtang KIpiani, film director, in his recent film about her Father.

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