Category Archive: News

SUSK attends United for Ukraine Gala with PM Harper

On September 11, 2014 several SUSKites attended the United for Ukraine gala. Hosted by the Canada Ukraine Foundation, the gala was organized in order to support the Ukrainian relief effort. The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, delivered keynote address, emphasizing Canada’s continued support for Ukraine. For this, SUSK commends the Prime Minister and looks …

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Greetings for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

“Cоюз Українськoгo Студентства Канади” (CУСК), “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 post-secondary institutions across Canada. SUSK would like to extend greetings to all Ukrainian Canadian students beginning their 2014-2015 academic year. We would like to extend our …

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SKUMO AGM – Live Stream Links & Schedule

The Annual General Meeting of the World Congress of Ukrainian Youth Organizations (SKUMO) will be held August 26-28, 2014 in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. Delegates from youth organizations of the Ukrainian diaspora from Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America, as well as observers and guests from Ukraine, are expected to attend. The program includes various sessions …

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SUSK supports English language education in Ternopil, Ukraine

In July 2014, SUSK alumnus Taras Maluzynsky taught a free of charge English language program to children of Ternopil, Ukraine at the Ternopil Children’s Library #5. As a side project of the SUSK “Hope/Надія” Shevchenko t-shirt initiative, we partnered to ensure SUSK Shevchenko t-shirts were part of Taras’ English language program. Participants learned English through interactive lessons, including speaking, listening, …

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SUSK marks 100th anniversary of Canada’s First National Internment Operations

To mark the 100th anniversary of Canada’s First National Internment Operations, SUSK calls upon its member Ukrainian Students’ Organizations and all Ukrainian Canadian students to commemorate and raise awareness of these dark pages in Canada’s history. In addition, SUSK encourages all Ukrainian Canadian students to support “CTO – The One Hundred Plaques across Canada initiative”, organized and …

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SUSK supports Ukraine through Shevchenko “Hope / Надія” Shirt

In early 2014, SUSK launched a “Hope / Надія” t-shirt project in order to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko. SUSK would like to extend a sincere thank you to all those who supported our initiative. We invite supporters of this project to participate in a social media campaign to highlight our initiative and …

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SUSK VP Finance Position Vacancy

The Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) is looking to fill the position of Vice-President Finance as it was not filled at the 2014 National SUSK Congress held May 8- 11, 2014 in Toronto. As a result, the 2014-2015 National SUSK Executive would like to announce a call for applications to fill this position on our …

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Boycott Putin Now! Extended Twitter Storm

The World Cup ends on Sunday July 13, which means the media will turn to discussing the next World Cup…in Russia. Let’s give them something to talk about. The media hangs out on Twitter; that’s why Twitter storms are so important. If you couldn’t make today’s storm at noon ET educating World Cup sponsors like …

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Boycott Putin Now Twitter Storm

United with Ukraine, the Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK), and #DigitalMaidan ask you to join the “Boycott Putin Now!” Twitter Storm: Help us take the 2018 World Cup away from Russia. On Tuesday July 8th, 12pm ET, our Twitter storm will educate FIFA’s sponsors about Putin’s human rights crimes. The World Cup promotes peace and anti-racism; …

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Visit Edmonton, Alberta and explore your Ukrainian culture!

The Paul Yuzyk Institute for Youth Leadership invites high school and university age students to participate in an exciting four day exploration of the world’s largest eco-museum showcasing the historic block settlements of the Ukrainian Canadian pioneers dating back to the late 1890s.  

International Video Conference – Euromaidan

SUSK (and SUSK alumnus Roman Petryshyn) invite you to connect to an International Video Conference about Euromaidan, hosted by the Contemporary Ukraine Research Forum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJNEzro5xt4&hd=1 The video conference will be held on Thursday June 26 (8:00am-12:30pm MST; 10:00am-2:30pm EST). Numerous Canadian and Ukrainian scholars will present research on various topics, including folklore, culture, religion; media and communication; and politics …

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The 2014-2015 National SUSK Executive

SUSK Avatar Group Photo

The 2014-2015 National SUSK Executive was elected in May at the 2014 National SUSK Congress. As with past years, the Executive is comprised of students across Canada at different universities and pursuing different studies. This year’s Executive is comprised of students from the University of Waterloo, University of Alberta, Université de Montréal, University of Western …

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Commemoration of T. Shevchenko’s 200th Anniversary – Joint Project with School 155 in Kyiv, Ukraine

In March 2014, Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) and School155, Kyiv, Ukraine started a joint project in order to commemorate 200th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko. In the first phase of the project, SUSK prepared a video featuring Christine Czoli (2014-2015 and 2013-2014 SUSK President) and Cassian Soltykevych (2014-2015 SUSK Executive Vice-President, 2013-2014 SUSK Media Director). Christine …

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AGM – CUCC this Wednesday

The annual general meeting of the CANADA-UKRAINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 7:00pm (sharp). Location: Foyer of the TRIDENT BANQUET HALL 145 Evans Avenue (at Islington Avenue) Toronto, Ontario  

SUSK attends Tribute to Liberty Event with PM Harper

On the evening of Friday May 30, 2014 several members of SUSK’s National Executive attended a fundraiser for Tribute to Liberty, a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a Canadian memorial to the victims of communism. Given that in Canada, over 8 million people trace their roots to countries that suffered under communist regimes, …

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Boycott Putin Now!

The Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) urges its member Ukrainian Students’ Organizations and all Ukrainian Canadian students to support the Boycott Putin Now campaign. The initiative, spearheaded by United with Ukraine, aims to revoke Russia’s hosting of FIFA’s 2018 World Cup by calling on consumers to boycott sponsors of the international sporting event. Find the …

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SUSK Shevchenko “Hope / Надія” T-shirt Project

In March 2014, SUSK launched a “Hope / Надія” t-shirt project in order to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko – Ukrainian poet, artist, literary father, and political and social activist. Find the full press release below. For media inquiries please contact media@susk.ca.  

SUSK recognized at UCU Scholarship Reception

The Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) was recognized at the Scholarship Reception hosted by the Ukrainian Credit Union Limited on Thursday May 15, 2014. The event was held to recognize the achievements of Ukrainian Canadian students and award a series of scholarships. SUSK extends its congratulations to all the UCU scholarship recipients, whose achievements are …

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2014 National SUSK Congress Release

The Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) is pleased to report on the successful completion of the 2014 National SUSK Congress held in Toronto, Ontario from May 8th to 11th, 2014. Approximately 50 delegates from post-secondary institutions across Canada came together for this year’s National Congress, themed #SUSKCongress: A Maidan for Ukrainian Canadian Students. “We certainly …

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JUNO-Nominated Lemon Bucket Orkestra Heads Artistic Mission to Ukraine

TORONTO – Fresh from celebrating their first JUNO nomination in Winnipeg – where the Winnipeg Free Press hailed their late-night basement bar gig as “the best performance of JUNO weekend” – Toronto’s “Balkan- Klezmer-Gypsy-Party-Punk Super Band” Lemon Bucket Orkestra are now taking their revolutionary attitudes towards public space and traditional culture to the heart of …

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