The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Explosion in 1986 was the the worst nuclear disaster in history. Over 30 years later, the scars of the disaster can still be seen, most visibly in the abandoned villages and cities in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, a thirty kilometre radius covering an area of 2600 km2 in modern Ukraine and Belarus. Using photographs from a recent visit to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, this presentation explores the history of the disaster, its legacy, and the current state of the abandoned nuclear power plant and nearby cities. 


Christopher Kshyk is currently completing his second Master's Degree in Archival Studies at the University of Manitoba. Recently returned to Canada, he worked at the Archives of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and visited the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in February 2019.





FEES:  Members $15/ Guest $20

DATE: Tuesday, December 3

TIME: 1:-2:30 PM

Chernobyl Nuclear Explosion 1986