Welcome to the Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) website!

Вітаємо вас до вебсайту Союз Українського Студентства Канади (СУСК)!

“Cоюз Українськoгo Студентства Канади,” “Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union,” or  “Union des Étudiants Ukrainiens Canadiens” was formed in December 1953, and is the coordinating body of Ukrainian-Canadian students at different post-secondary institutions across Canada.

SUSK’s mandates and objectives include the needs to uphold and promote Ukrainian language, Ukrainian and Ukrainian-Canadian studies, and the awareness of Ukrainian and Ukrainian-Canadian culture. SUSK also encourages and assists its associate member organizations (Ukrainian Student Organizations, or USOs) to educate and inform members and non-members about issues related to the Ukrainian-Canadian community.

Read more about SUSK on Wikipedia.

Russian Invasion of Ukraine 2022

Russia has declared war on Ukraine. The Russian army is conducting military operations against the Ukrainian people, targeting several Ukrainian cities and town. There are reports of explosions in the capital Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, and others.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces and the Ukrainian people will resist and will fight for their freedom until the day that the Russian enemy is expelled from their land. The governments of the Free World state that they Stand with Ukraine. They must do so now in deed, not in word.

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The Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) recognizes that we are located and operating on original lands of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples. Wherever we are located across the country, we are on traditional Indigenous territory. As we honour our ancestors with bound wheat Didukhs — representing the spirits of our predecessors, who have and continue to call the land of Canada home — we honour the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples who made and continue to call the territories of North America home, long before our Ukrainian ancestors arrived. This land has been and continues to be home to diverse Indigenous peoples whom we recognize as contemporary stewards of the land and vital contributors to our society. As a settler people, we acknowledge the historical and ongoing injustices Indigenous people in Canada endure. We recognize that the road towards justice, freedom, and sovereignty continues and commit to being a part of the struggle.

SUSK acknowledges the various Peoples of African descent who were forcibly displaced through the Transatlantic slave trade, violently removed from their homelands through the Transatlantic Slave Trade, falsely named as chattel, enslaved, and made to work across the Americas, including on the land we know today as Canada.

 

In January 2021, SUSK put its resolution to create an equity policy into action. The Policy Committee has been crafting a policy that outlines the organizations’ vision to be a pillar for equity, diversity, and inclusion within the Ukrainian Canadian Community. SUSK aims to foster connection and unity with various cultures and organizations that encompass the Ukrainian diaspora in Canada. The policy will apply to all activities, initiatives, and internal workings of SUSK and will be implemented in the fall of 2021 after the yearly Congress. Additionally, a new position that focuses on achieving the goals of the policy, the Inclusion and Diversity Director, will be voted on at Congress.

Youth Razom: SUSK 2022 Congress

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SUSK CONNECT

SUSK CONNECT is an online database connecting Ukrainian Canadian students and community professionals in a broad range of industries. This gives students the opportunity to explore career paths in their area(s) of interest and build their professional network.

What is SUSK up to this month?

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VP Finance Kira Dzulynsky shares her insights after researching the COVID-19 vaccines
Project Director Maya Pankiw writes about finding joy in the many negatives of life amidst the pandemic
Below is the President’s Message reflecting on SUSK’s 2021 Congress, which took place May 12-15, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta....
Below is the Advocacy Committees statement on National Holodomor Memorial Day in Canada, which occurs on the last Saturday...

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SUSK & USO NEWS

The Russian regime has shown time and again that it responds only to strength. Our community is calling for Canada and our allies to #StandWithUkraine.
Please write to your MP to voice your support for Ukraine. For more information on #StandWithUkraine and how you can be involved, please visit UCC’s website:

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