Category Archive: News

Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association

The Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association is being revived. The primary purposes of the UCBA are to maintain a network of lawyers, judges, paralegals and law students of Ukrainian origin in order to create professional opportunities, to mentor law students and young lawyers and to help Ukraine develop its legal system. The UCBA inaugural general meeting is …

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Ukraine: The Future of International Norms Conference

On November 18, in Ottawa, Ontario, NATO Canada will be holding a conference entitled Ukraine: The Future of International Norms, which will feature a variety of notable speakers including the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and H.E. Vadym Prystaiko, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada.  

SUSK Holodomor Commemorations 2014

The Holodomor (which means “extermination by famine”) was an effort designed to exterminate the Ukrainian nation by means of deliberate starvation, engineered by the Soviet Stalinist regime. This year’s National Holodomor Awareness Week will take place November 17-23, 2014. SUSK calls upon its member Ukrainian Students’ Organizations to commemorate and raise awareness of the Holodomor at universities across …

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SUSK Vice-President becomes Hetman Award Recipient

Congratulations to Cassian Soltykevych, SUSK Vice-President, on receiving the Hetman award from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Alberta Provincial Council for his outstanding contributions to the Ukrainian Canadian community. Вітаємо Касяне! Please visit the link below for further details on Cassian’s accomplishments from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Alberta Provincial Council facebook page. Hetman Awards 2014  

“World Crisis with Ukraine in the Forefront” SUSK uOttawa Networking Event

University of Ottawa Ukrainian Students’ Club (SUSK uOttawa) organized and held the first kickoff in a series networking and mentoring event with the President of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), Mr. Eugene Czolij, who delivered an exclusive talk “World Crisis with Ukraine in the Forefront” to numerous SUSK uOttawa members and Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Program (CUPP) …

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SUSK meets with Ukrainian Students at the University of Saskatchewan

On October 7 and 8, 2014, SUSK President and Vice President met with Ukrainian students at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The National SUSK Executive felt it a priority to reach out and strengthen relationships with several of its member Ukrainian Students’ Organizations (USOs), including the U of S Ukrainian Students’ Association. We …

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SUSK and UCPBA-Toronto organize a Panel Discussion on Networking

On October 2nd, 2014 SUSK and UCPBA-Toronto organized a successful panel discussion entitled “Transitions: How to Network Efficiently.”  The keynote speaker of the event Andy Semotiuk, addressed over 60 participants in attendance emphasizing the importance of critically reflecting upon one’s identity to find one’s proper career niche. SUSK and UCPBA-Toronto would like to thank the …

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SUSK participates in President Poroshenko’s Visit and in the UCC AGM

As an active member of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), the Ukrainian Students’ Union (SUSK) participated in various community initiatives this month. On Wednesday September 17, 2014, SUSK President Christine Czoli joined a UCC delegation in greeting the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on his first official visit to Canada. Find the full release below.  

Youth Leadership Program Registration

Calling all high school students! Register now for the Youth Leadership Program to build communication and leadership skills during the eight free sessions through discussions and presentations. There is a maximum limit of 25 students, so be sure to sign up or pass the message along to someone who may be interested, today! To register …

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Networking Event

SUSK Networking Event Poster Oct 2 2014

SUSK participates in the Toronto Ukrainian Festival

From September 12-14, 2014, SUSK participated in the Toronto Ukrainian Festival, as well as held an Executive meeting during the festival. Member Ukrainian Students’ Organizations (USOs) were also present and sharing information of their activities to local youth and students. In addition, SUSK President Christine Czoli and Director of External Relations Emily Bayrachny shared insights …

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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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