About the SUSK Advocacy Committee

  • The Advocacy Committee is a committee chaired by SUSK’s Inclusion and Diversity Director that focuses on running initiatives to promote inclusion and equity while advocating for issues that impact the Ukrainian Canadian Community.
  • In the recent past, members of the Advocacy Committee have led SUSK’s Russian Aggression Awareness Campaign and have supported the University of Ottawa Ukrainian Students’ Club’s Postcards for Prisoners Project to raise awareness on the ongoing human rights abuses towards Crimean Tatars in Russian-occupied Crimea. Notably, members also worked together to draft, write, and pass the Equity, Commitment, and Action Policy, which includes our organization’s Guiding Principles and Policy on Discrimination and Harassment.
  • Recently, the Committee has been working on Ukrainian Canadian Internment Awareness, Holodomor Commemoration, and finding meaningful ways to act on the goals, resolutions, and commitments set out during SUSK’s 2021 Annual Congress.



If you have any questions regarding the SUSK Advocacy committee please email:


Eugenie Kowal (she/her)

Committee Chair

USO: University of Guelph Ukrainian Student’s Club

Michaela Yarmol-Matusiak (she/they)

Committee Member

USO: Western Ukrainian Students’ Club


Katherine Kolesnik (she/her)

Committee Member

USO: McMaster Ukrainian Students Association

Julie Kaukov (she/her)

Committee Member

USO: McMaster Ukrainian Students Associati

Katrina Korotky (she/her)

Committee Member

USO: Queens Ukrainian Students Association

Kira Dzulynsky (she/her)

Committee Member

USO : McGill Ukrainian Students Association


Below is SUSK Advocacy Committee’s statement on National Day for Truth & Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, September 30,...
Below is the SUSK Advocacy Committee’s Message statement on National Day for Truth & Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day,...
Below is the Advocacy Committees statement on National Holodomor Memorial Day in Canada, which occurs on the last Saturday...
Below is the Advocacy Committees statement on National Internment Education Day in Canada, October 28, 2021. To download this...
Below is the President’s & Media Directors Message statement on National Day for Truth & Reconciliation and Orange Shirt...
In the wrap of our Russian Aggression awareness month, if you’re curious about what you can do and how...


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