Bogdana Torbina graduated from the University of Toronto, earning an Honours Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Political Science and Book & Media Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in European and Russian Affairs from the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto. Bogdana’s research interests include the domestic and international development of the post-Soviet states, especially the socio-political and economic challenges facing independent Ukraine. In addition to being a Junior Research Fellow at the NAOC, Bogdana is an active member of the Ukrainian Canadian community. Utilizing her legal experience, she volunteered as a Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) Visa Interpreter for the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada in Warsaw, Poland. Currently, she works for the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Toronto Branch, as a Major Community Event Coordinator and a Research Assistant at the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium.
Centre For Disinformation Studies Society, Culture, and Security

Mapping Russian Disinformation Narratives And Their Influence Across Europe In The Face Of The 2024 European Parliament Election

Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the threat of pro-Kremlin disinformation in Europe has become a matter of increasingly pressing concern. This is particularly true for NATO members that provide Ukraine with significant military and humanitarian aid. Between February and March of 2022, Russia’s state budget for mass media increased by 433 percent, as “the audience and reach Read More…

Society, Culture, and Security

Ukraine’s Decades-Long Battle: Post-Independence Corruption and European Integration

In this article Bogdana Torbina traces the roots of Ukraine’s corruption and analyzes the future of anti-corruption reforms for continued Western support and Ukrainian accession to NATO and the EU in this time of war.