|Dr. Yuri Glazov|
Dr. Yuri Glazov was born in Moscow, Russia in 1929 and passed away in Halifax, NS in 1998. His early years coincided with Stalin’s purges and then the Second World War, circumstances that influenced the young Yuri profoundly.
From his childhood on he was filled with compassion for his country, its citizens and with a great love for the written word. Nineteen-sixty-eight was a turning point in his life. A scholar with the Academy of Sciences and a Professor at Moscow University, Dr. Glazov felt morally compelled to sign the protest letters against a new wave of repression in Russia. His dissident activities led to his persecution by the authorities, but he left his mark: his fight for freedom alongside other dissidents fertilized the soil in which Soviet liberalization grew a generation later.
Dr. Glazov considered himself fortunate in that he was able to witness the disintegration of the Soviet empire in 1991. Shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's Academy of Sciences invited him to accept their official apology as a token of their esteem for the position he had espoused and the role he had played. Back in 1972, however, after losing the job he loved, being blacklisted, and facing constant harassment by the KGB, he and his family were forced to leave their homeland.
In 1975, via Italy and the United States, Dr. Glazov and his family moved to Halifax, NS where he took up an appointment as a Professor in the Department of Russian Studies at Dalhousie University. Here, Dr. Glazov played an important role in the development of the department until his retirement in 1995.
Dr. Glazov believed that a liberal education is intimately bound with a sense of citizenship and civic responsibility.
To honour his memory, the Professor Yuri Glazov Memorial Award will be given annually to a student who shows an outstanding capacity to combine civic duty and charitable service with a love for the humanities.
We heartily encourage your support of this award.
You can make a donation online by filling out our secure online pledge form. If you prefer to mail your donation, please download and fill out our pledge form.
USA and International donors:
Online donations are unfortunately not available for USA and International donors. To give, please download and fill out our USA and International pledge form and return it to the mailing address on the form with your USA or International cheque enclosed.
If you have any questions, please contact Benjamin McIsaac, Development Officer, at 1-800-565-9969, (902) 494-1790 or Ben.McIsaac@Dal.Ca
Thank you for your generous support!