With the onset of COVID-19 and all the emergency lockdowns and physical distancing measures that have been enacted in order to slow the spread of the pandemic, people have begun to use various online platforms to conduct church services, meetings, seminars and so on. What has become very popular is a new medium called “webinar,” basically a seminar held on the web.
Many of these, particularly those sponsored by the Washington-based Atlantic Council, deal with Ukraine. The advantage of such online discussions is the ability to link globally, thus allowing experts from both Ukraine and North America to discuss issues simultaneously. Recently one such webinar, sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, brought together both Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada, Andriy Shevchenko, in Ottawa, with Canada’s new ambassador to Ukraine, Larisa Galadza, in Kyiv.