Category Archive: News

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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Reminder – Sign Up for SUSK Congress TODAY!

SUSKites – haven’t registered for Congress yet?? What are you waiting for??! Check out last year’s after-Congress video to get a sense of what’s awaiting you this year – an incredible weekend of networking with professionals and other students from across the country, professional and community development seminars/workshops, and various social events, including our Congress …

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UCC – Euromaidan Canada

If you’re looking for more information about the situation in Ukraine, or just want a good website to follow, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress updates the Euromaidan Canada webpage frequently. You can also donate to Euromaidan and help the victims in Ukraine online. Check out the website here:

Job Opportunities – Ukrainian Canadian Congress

UCC has several job opportunities currently posted including: Coordinator – Media and Public Communications Coordinator - Humanitarian Fundraising Assistant Coordinator - Humanitarian and Technical Assistance More information about these postings can be found here:   A reminder that SUSK has a job board that is updated regularly and can be found here:

SUSK “Student” Publication Survey

In an attempt to build the historical archives of our organization, the SUSK National Executive hopes to collect information about its student-driven newspaper “Student” from SUSK alumni. We invite alumni to share any historical information they may have about “Student”, as well as any personal anecdotes and accounts relating to their experience with “Student” – …

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2014 G7 Summit in Ukraine

In the wake of the Russian Federation’s clear violation of multiple international agreements infringing on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, the heads of states for the Group of Seven (G7) nations have strongly condemned this aggression and encouraged a diplomatically peaceful resolution of the crisis in Ukraine. Although appropriate, we believe that a …

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Reminder: SUSK Shevchenko T-shirt Project

SUSK is collecting orders for t-shirts featuring our Shevchenko Hope logo in full colour. T-shirts are available in adult sizes from S to XXL and are priced as follows: 1. T-shirts to be picked up at the 2014 National SUSK Congress: $12 each 2. T-shirts to be shipped anywhere in Canada: $18 each (includes shipping) 3. …

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UCC National – Employment Opportunity

From UCC National: Coordinator – Humanitarian Fundraising Assistance (6 months) Location of Role: Ottawa, Toronto or Winnipeg   In an urgent effort to coordinate reaction and response to the intensifying events in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is seeking a highly motivated individual with a broad set of skills and experience in humanitarian fundraising assistance, to …

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SUSK celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko

March 9th, 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko – Ukrainian poet, artist, literary father, and political and social activist. Shevchenko is widely regarded as the most important contributor to the development of Ukrainian language and literature. His life and work were dedicated to the Ukrainian nation. Indeed, his biggest dream …

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SUSK commends Ukrainian Canadian students for advocating for Ukraine

Following last week’s call to action, SUSK commends Ukrainian Canadian students for taking a stand and supporting peace in Ukraine. Various examples from across the country are included below.

Звернення – СКУМО

Світовий Конґрес Українських Молодіжних Організацій (СКУМО) глибoкo обурений i засуджує вoєнну агресiю Російської Федерації прoти Украïни, висунення ультиматумiв Збрoйним силам України в АР Крим, мoжливе рoзв’язання грoмадянськoï вiйни та спрoвoкування мiжетнiчнoгo кoнфлiкту на теритoрiï незалежнoï i сувереннoï держави.

SUSK Supports Peace in Ukraine

Since the beginning of Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, SUSK has urged Ukrainian Canadian students to advocate for the people of Ukraine and their struggle for a better, democratic future. SUSK now calls upon its member organizations and all Ukrainian Canadian students to take a stand and support peace in Ukraine, where Russian forces have contravened …

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Learn About the Recent Canadian Delegation to Ukraine

Come learn about the recent Canadian Delegation to Ukraine and the possible paths forward for Ukraine Thursday, March 6 7:30 pm The Golden Lion Restaurant, 15 Canmotor Ave, Toronto (Minimum $10 donation appreciated. Proceeds to the Canada Ukraine Foundation Maidan Fund. Tax receipts available for more than $20) Speakers include: Professor Frank Sysyn, Director, Peter Jacyk Centre …

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SUSK President Speaks with Media about Crimean Invasion

SUSK President Christine Czoli spoke with Humber News today about the Crimean invasion by Russian troops. «Christine Czoli, president of the Ukrainian Canadian Student Union, is pleased with the reaction of the international community, but feels more needs to be done and quickly:  “I do worry that the situation will continue to escalate, as it …

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Community Call to Action – Situation in Ukraine

SUSK calls upon its member organizations and all Ukrainian Canadian students to heed the call to action announced by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress: Call to Action! Kyiv, Ukraine – March 2, 2014 – From the ground in Ukraine there is general fear that Russia will not stop without strong and rapid pressure from the international …

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SUSK Honours Ukraine’s Heros

Since late November, demonstrations at Kyiv’s Maidan have gripped all of Ukraine and the Ukrainian diaspora. The horrific state-sanctioned violence witnessed last week appalled and angered the world. Claiming the lives of some 80 people and injuring many others, the violence was the worst Ukraine has seen in its 23 years as an independent nation. …

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SUSK – Euromaidan Situation

Excerpt from «”It has literally been terrifying to watch the live-stream footage of the violence and brutality,” said Christine Czoli, 27, a PhD student at UW who is president of the Canadian Students’ Union. “I don’t really feel like my life has been normal since November,” when protests began, Czoli said. The protests …

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СКУМО – Young Ukrainians Around the World

Take a look at video clips from young Ukrainians around the world, compiled by the World Congress of Ukrainian Youth Organizations – СКУМО. Країн у нас багато, але Батьківщина в нас одна!  

Why Ukraine Matters – Speaker Event at McGill

McGill Event

Why Ukraine Matters: Historical, Political, and Social Perspective on Ukrainian Revolution Wednesday, February 19th from 6-8pm Thomson House Ballroom 3650 McTavish Street, Montreal Facebook Event

Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society at the University of Toronto

The Petro Jacyk Educational Foundation and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at University of Toronto are accepting applications for the Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society for the year 2014-2015. The objective of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to support on an annual basis one of the most …

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