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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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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: http://euromaidancanada.ca/

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: http://www.ucc.ca/category/employment/   A reminder that SUSK has a job board that is updated regularly and can be found here: http://susk.ca/resources/jobs/

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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