Kovaliv, Wasyl [Василь Ковалів] – lecturer in mathematics; born on 25 April 1884 in Nizhyn (Chernihiv oblast, Ukraine; at that time – Chernihiv gubernia, Russian Empire); died on 11 January 1961 in London, England, United Kingdom; buried in Gunnersbury Cemetery, London.
Wasyl Kovaliv studied in Kyiv at the Polytechnic Institute and at the Imperial Saint Volodymyr University (now the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv). He was subsequently a reader (docent) at both of these institutions, and later became a professor of mathematics at a technical institute in Voroshylovhrad (Luhansk). In 1944 he left Ukraine and arrived in Germany. After the end of the Second World War he taught was a professor of mathematics in the engineering faculty of the Ukrainian Technical and Husbandry Institute in Regensburg (1945-52), and also taught at a Ukrainian gymnasium secondary school at a displaced persons camp in Aschaffenburg.
In September 1952, with the assistance of the then British Council for Aid to Refugees, Kovaliv moved to the United Kingdom. To the end of his life he lived in London in a home for the elderly. Within the London Ukrainian community he organised adult learning courses, at which he taught mathematics.