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      Stephanie Nedoshytko

      President

      Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
      University: University of Ottawa
      Year and Field of Study: 1st year J.D. Common Law

      Stephanie is currently studying law at the University of Ottawa and is a graduate of MacEwan University majoring in Political Science. This is Stephanie’s second term serving as SUSK President and she is excited to continue working on the initiatives brought forward over the past year and those to come. With a passion for governance, Stephanie has worked at the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, the Government of Alberta, and led the Students’ Association of MacEwan University. Dedicated to volunteerism, she has been extensively involved in the community. Founding the MacEwan University Ukrainian Students Club, Stephanie has brought forward her expertise of grassroots organization to a national level. She is excited to continue serving Ukrainian-Canadian students across the country.

        Mattay Dubczak

        Vice-President National

        Hometown: Toronto, ON
        University: Western University
        Year and Field of Study: First year Master of Arts- Media and Cultural Studies

        Mattay is currently in his fourth year of studies at Western University studying International Relations. His passion for learning about the global economic and political systems have fueled his desire to pursue a career in finance after university. Within his community, Mattay is deeply involved with multiple organizations, specifically as the President of the Western Ukrainian Students Association, an active member of the Western Model UN Club and also stays involved with PLAST, a Ukrainian Scouting Organization. This is Mattay’s second year on the SUSK Board, as he has previously served in the role of Vice President of the Central Region. Mattay is excited to work with students both across the central region and Canada to foster a strong and connected Ukrainian Student community.

          Roman Grod

          Vice-President Finance

          Hometown: Toronto, ON
          University: Wilfrid Laurier University
          Year and Field of Study: 3nd Year, Honours Economics and Management

          Roman Grod is enrolled in third year Honours Economics & Management at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is also the President & Co-founder of Classfeed.ca, an exchange platform that enables students to share resources and information to succeed in post-secondary education. Roman’s work experience includes, Financial Analyst with CIBC and Program Manager with the Canada Ukraine Chamber of Commerce. Within the community, Roman is involved in the Laurier Global Markets Club as Director of Marketing, Laurier Economics Club, Kitchener/Waterloo Ukrainian Association of Students, and an executive member and counsellor with the Ukrainian Youth Association. Roman is also actively engaged in helping orphans, handicapped youth and families of war veterans in Ukraine as a volunteer with Help Us Help the Children (HUHTC), both in Ukraine and Canada. For HUHTC he has been involved as a camp counsellor, fundraising, as well as collecting and shipping donations of clothing, bicycles and other goods. Roman has a broad network of SUSK alumni and is excited to work with SUSK to help build a strong network within the community.

            Maxym Dubczak

            Vice-President East

            Hometown: Toronto, ON
            University: Queen’s University
            Year and Field of Study: 2nd Year Engineering

            Maxym is a second year Engineering student specializing in Applied Mathematics at Queen’s University and will be starting his first year on the SUSK National Board. At Queen’s Maxym is involved with the Ukrainian Student Association and additionally serves as a Sponsorship Coordinator for the Queen’s Conference on Business and Technology. In Toronto, Maxym is very involved with the Ukrainian scouting organization PLAST and has volunteered as a counsellor with PLAST for the past four years. Maxym is very excited to start his work as a part of SUSK organizing student events for the Ukrainian community.

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                Devon Goldie

                Vice-President West

                Hometown: Edmonton, AB
                University: University of Victoria
                Year and Field of Study:  Masters of Arts in Applied Theatre – First Year

                Devon Goldie is an MA Candidate in Applied Theatre at the University of Victoria. She is researching community-based theatre and has been developing a play about Ukrainian-Canadian history and oppression over the past three years which has been staged twice. In the future, she hopes to tour the show to Ukrainian communities across Canada. She is passionate about telling stories and sharing Ukrainian culture. Devon completed her BFA in Applied Theatre & Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. She grew up in Edmonton, AB where she practiced Ukrainian dance for thirteen years. She continues to dance in Victoria with Veselka Dance in their adult class and is actively involved with the Ukrainian Cultural Centre. Devon also loves to garden, cook, and cuddle with her cat. This is her first year as part of the SUSK Executive and she is excited to help grow SUSK’s presence on the West Coast!

                  Raya Dzulynsky

                  External Relations Director

                  Hometown: Toronto, ON
                  University: Western University
                  Year and Field of Study: 3rd Year Bachelor of Medical Sciences Honors
                  Specialization in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences, Honors Business
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                  Raya is a 3rd year student at Ivey Business School and Western University in the combined Honors Business Administration and Bachelor of Medical Science program. Raya is past president at Western Triathlon Club and current Vice-President of Finances. She is also the External Relations Director at the Western Ukrainian Student’s Association. Outside of studying Raya loves to ski and participate in active outdoor activities. Throughout her life Raya has been involved in PLAST and in the past 3 years has also become involved in the organization Help us Help the Children (HUHTC), including travelling to Ukraine in 2016 to be a counselor at the summer camp. She is also a student researcher in oncology at St. Michael’s Hospital. Raya is excited to be working with SUSK again this year and for her new role on the SUSK Board of Directors.

                    Andriy Katyukha

                    Internal Relations Director

                    Hometown: Mississauga, ON
                    University: Queen’s University
                    Year and Field of Study: Doctor of Medicine-1st Year

                    Andriy is in his first year of medical school at Queen’s University. He is very passionate about medicine and involvement in his community. He has served as the Executive Vice President of the Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK), and Vice President Finance. This will be his 4th year on the SUSK executive. In addition to this he donates his time by serving as a Board Member on the Trillium Health Partners Volunteer Partners Board. He is very passionate about his Ukrainian upbringing and culture. He has served as the Co-Chair of the Ukrainian pavilion for Carassauga, a cultural festival in his hometown of Mississauga. He also does research at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre focusing on improving patient outcomes in oncology and finding new efficiencies in healthcare delivery. Andriy hopes to continue his involvement in the Ukrainian community for years to come!

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                              Nykola Dovgyy

                              Project Director

                              Hometown: Martensville, SK
                              University: University of Saskatchewan
                              Year and Field of Study: Second Year BSc. Kinesiology

                              Nykola is a second year Kinesiology student at the University of Saskatchewan and the current Vice President External of the University of Saskatchewan Ukrainian Students Association (USUSA). Growing up in a vibrant Ukrainian scene in Saskatoon he has always been heavily involved with the Saskatoon Ukrainian community whether that be as a dancer, or volunteer in some capacity. Nykola also volunteers in the greater Saskatoon community as often as possible and has been involved most notably with the Choc’La Cure cancer research fundraiser for a number of years. Aside from his volunteerism and involvement in the Ukrainian community, Nykola has been highly involved in a number of sports throughout his life including: hockey, football (American), track and field and many more. Nykola is also an avid traveler and tries to visit Ukraine and other countries around the world as often as possible. Following the completion of his Kinesiology degree, he hopes to enter the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.

                                Natalie Blysniuk

                                Secretary

                                Hometown: Toronto, ON
                                University: University of Western Ontario
                                Year and Field of Study: 3rd year Integrated Medical Sciences

                                Natalie is a 3rd year Medical Sciences student, taking an Honour Specialization in Integrated Medical Science. She is the current VP Communications at Western Ukrainian Students Club. Natalie has spent the majority of her life volunteering within Ukrainian Organizations such as SUSK, Plast Ukrainian Youth Organization, and HUHTC, as well as organizations pertaining to her field of study, like Doctors Without Borders (MSF). She is looking forward to working with the executive team this year and learn about how to contribute more to our society..

                                 

                                 

                                  Cassian Soltykevych

                                  Past President

                                  Hometown: Edmonton, AB
                                  University:  University of Alberta
                                  Year and Field of Study: B.Comm in Management, Marketing, and Leadership

                                  Cassian recently received his Bachelors of Commerce with Distinction from the Alberta School of Business with a focus on management, marketing, and leadership. During his undergrad, Cassian completed the Leadership Certificate Program at the Alberta School of Business and was involved with a variety of student organizations. Currently, Cassian works in project management and digital marketing with various clients across Canada. His clients have including RedBull Canada, the Art Gallery of Alberta, the University of Alberta, the Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF), and Spartan Spark. He recently served on the organizing committee of Sviato 25, the largest celebration of Ukrainian culture in Alberta’s history in August of 2016. Cassian currently volunteers his time as a Member of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) National Executive and as the Past President of the Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK).

                                  Connor Moen

                                  National Coordinator

                                  In November 2013, the Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) secured funding through the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) Ukrainian Dragons competition for several initiatives, including the creation of a full-time National Coordinator position based in Ottawa, Ontario, in order to better consolidate and further professionalize our activities.

                                  Based in Ottawa, Ontario, the SUSK National Coordinator works alongside UCC staff at the UCC National Office to help SUSK reach, support, and empower more young Ukrainian Canadians while enhancing the operational capacity of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.

                                  Connor Moen recently completed his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Saskatchewan and joined the UCC staff in Ottawa on September 6, 2016. Connor comes from a wealth of experience in Ukrainian Student Organization (USO) development, helping revive his club at the University of Saskatchewan in 2011 and eventually leading its growth into becoming one of the largest USOs across the country. Connor took this experience and joined the SUSK National Executive in 2015 as Project Director, where he spearheaded the execution of the 2016 Annual SUSK Congress (‘SUSKatoon‘).

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