Eugene Roman served on the Board of the Ukrainian Credit Union Limited for twenty years, fifteen of them as the Chair. Mr. Roman is widely regarded as a leading Canadian authority on innovation and high‐tech. He was recognized as Canadian CIO of the Year in 2015. During his tenure, Eugene was key in helping Ukrainian Credit Union Limited significantly grow its asset base and adopt new technologies. He helped steer the Credit Union through five mergers and acquisitions, including Ukrainian (Sudbury) Credit Union, St. Demetrius Parish Credit Union, Ukrainian (St. Catharines) Credit Union, So‐Use Credit Union and United Ukrainian (Hamilton) Credit Union, making it one of the largest ethnic credit unions in Ontario. Under his leadership, UCU was one of the first credit unions in Ontario to implement a Call Centre, which continues today as a key element of the UCU’s service delivery model.
This award will be made to a candidate of Ukrainian heritage who:
No candidate can be awarded the same scholarship more than once.
About Ukrainian Credit Union Limited (UCU)
Ukrainian Credit Union Limited is a Canadian financial institution established in 1944. It is regulated by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) and principally carries on business in Ontario.
Over the decades UCU has served the broader community of which it is a part. It continues to support the maintenance and growth of Ukrainian cultural and community life as contribution to a strong, united and multicultural Canadian society.