National Board of Directors

Roman Grod

President

Hometown: Toronto, ON
University: Wilfrid Laurier University
Year and Field of Study: 4nd Year, Honours Economics and Management

Roman Grod is enrolled in fourth year Honours Economics Wilfred 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, Market Analyst and Business Development Representative and Rodan Energy Solutions, Financial Analyst with CIBC and Program Manager with the Canada Ukraine Chamber of Commerce. Within the community, Roman is involved in the Kitchener/Waterloo Ukrainian Association of Students, and an executive member and counselor 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 previously served on the board of directors as Alumni Director, and Vice President Finance. Roman is excited for the upcoming year and looks forward to growing and expanding SUSK’s presence and network in Canada and around the world.

      Devon Goldie

      Vice President National

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

      Devon Sereda Goldie is an MA Candidate in Applied Theatre at the University of Victoria. Her research is entitled “Пам’ять/Pam’yat (Memory): Theatre as a Vehicle for Healing Intergenerational Trauma within the Ukrainian Canadian Experience”. She has been developing a play about Ukrainian-Canadian immigration 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. This past year, she founded the UVic Ukrainian Students’ Society with four other passionate Ukrainian students which has grown to have 20 regularly attending members. In addition, this past year Devon served as a Board member for the Ukrainian Canadian Cultural Society of Vancouver Island and the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Victoria Branch, as well as Vice President West for SUSK. She is thrilled to be returning to the SUSK Executive this year as Vice President National and is excited to support USO’s in growing their membership and potential!

        Mattay Dubczak

        Vice-President Finance

        Hometown: Toronto, ON
        University: Western University
        Year and Field of Study: Bachelor of International Relations, 4th Year

        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.

            Marc Darmohraj

            Vice President East

            Hometown: Pleasantville, New York
            University: McGill University
            Year and Field of Study: Economics and Latin American Studies

            Marc is a third year student at McGill University, majoring in Economics and Latin American Studies. On campus, he is a member of Effusion A Cappella in addition to his role as president of the McGill Ukrainian Students’ Association. Marc loves to travel, and in 2017 he went to Lviv to study Ukrainian language and culture at the Ukrainian Catholic University. Falling in love with the region, he decided to spend 3 weeks the following summer teaching English in Lvivska Oblast through GoCamp, a program affiliated with the Ukrainian NGO GoGlobal. These experiences motivated him to get progressively more involved in the Ukrainian community at school and at home, and he is thrilled to be able to make a difference through his new position on the SUSK board.

              Irina Boyko

              Secretary

              Hometown: Sokal, Ukraine.
              University: Univeristy of Manitoba
              Year and Field of Study: 4th year Economics

              Irina is a fourth year student studying Economics at the University of Manitoba and is currently serving her second year as President of their Ukrainian Students’ Association. She is also involved with other student groups in the university including the Arts Student Body Council and the UM Parks Club. Irina moved to Winnipeg at a young age and had the privilege of growing up in the dynamic Ukrainian community. Over the years she has done various volunteer work in and outside of the Ukrainian community, and is currently involved with organizing the 6th Annual Ukrainian Kino Film Festival in Winnipeg. This is Irina’s first year on the SUSK Board of Directors and is thrilled to be apart of such a great team making a difference in the Ukrainian community.

                Nykola Dovgyy

                Vice President West

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

                Nykola is a third year Kinesiology student at the University of Saskatchewan and the current President 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. 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.

                  Sophia Holowaty

                  VP Central

                  Hometown: Toronto, ON
                  University: University of Toronto
                  Year and Field of Study: Kinesiology.

                  Currently in her second year, Sophia is studying Kinesiology at the University of Toronto. Sophia’s experience throughout her first year in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education included being on the faculty’s Board of Directors, as well as a Frosh week leader for incoming students. Aside from being the past social director and now current Vice-President of the Ukrainian Students’ Club at UofT, Sophia actively participates within the Ukrainian community in Toronto, as well as in the USA. From being a counsellor in PLAST, to annually fundraising for the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre (UCCC), to recently having been a trainer for the Ukrainian Soccer Club, “RUTA,” Sophia believes that any kind of engagement within the Ukrainian community is an excellent way to build character, while supporting a cultural cause that one is passionate about.

                      Danylo Grod

                      External Relations Director

                      Hometown: Toronto, ON
                      University: Wilfrid Laurier University
                      Year and Field of Study: Economics and Financial Management

                      is enrolled in 2nd year Honours Economics and Financial Management at Wilfred Laurier University. He actively participates in the Ukrainian community as part of the Ukrainian Youth Organization (CYM) and has volunteered with Help Us Help the Children (HUHTC). Danylo is also a member of the Laurier Economics club and the Kitchener Waterloo Ukrainian Association of Students (KWUAS). Danylo’s work experience includes Junior Analyst for Market Compliance and Integration at Northland Power, one of Canada’s leading clean power producers. In his free Danylo is an active triathlete and has competed in Olympic and Ironman 70.3 distance triathlons. Danylo has built strong relationships in and outside of the Ukrainian Canadian community and is excited to take on the role of External Relations Director and be a part of the 2019/2020 Executive.

                        Raissa Dzulynsky

                        Alumni Director

                        Hometown: Toronto, ON
                        University: Ivey Business School (Western University)
                        Year and Field of Study: Honours Business Administration

                        Raissa is in her 4th year studying business. In her first two years of university she studied medical science. After experiencing the benefits of her school’s strong alumni network, Raissa became interested in strengthening SUSK’s alumni reach. This is her third year on the SUSK Board of Directors, with previous experience as Internal and External Relations Director. Some of her other extracurriculars include pro-bono consulting, Western Triathlon Club executive, and President of her business school section (~75 people). Raissa grew up in Etobicoke, actively involved in PLAST where she continues volunteering at summer camp. She is hoping to pursue a career in finance.

                        In Ukrainian, everyone calls me Raya so don’t get confused 🙂

                          Luba Maslej

                          Media Director

                          Hometown: Toronto, ON
                          University: University of Toronto
                          Year and Field of Study: 2nd year, Honours bachelor of science

                          Luba is a second year student at the University of Toronto, studying life science with a double major in global health and immunology with hopes of pursuing a career in healthcare. As an active member of the Ukrainian youth organization PLAST, as well as a former Ukrainian dancer she has been a very involved and dedicated member of the Ukrainian community throughout her life. This long history of involvement motivated Luba to attend the SUSK conference in Winnipeg as a representative of her USO, the Ukrainian Students Club at the University of Toronto, and to consequently join its board of directors. She is excited to continue to participate in the community that has been so important to her, and to bring that same excitement to her contributions to SUSK.

                              Kirsten Sharun

                              Project Director

                              Hometown: Bonnyville AB
                              University: University of Victoria
                              Year and Field of Study: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre)

                              Kirsten Sharun is currently studying theatre at the University of Victoria in pursuit of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a minor in music. Through the self-directed specialization, Kirsten utilizes her versatile talents as a director, producer, applied theatre practitioner, actor, and entrepreneur. In the past year, Kirsten has kept herself busy by devising and performing in Pam’yat – a Ukrainian Canadian Devised Play and While Black. She has also co-produced and directed the sci-fi audio-drama podcast ARCA 45672. Kirsten is proud to have been a part of the team that started the Uvic Ukrainian Students’ Society and currently sit on that executive board as the treasurer.

                                Andrian Prichliak

                                Internal Relations Director

                                Hometown: Edmonton AB
                                University: University of Alberta
                                Year and Field of Study: Bachelor of Commerce

                                Hello! My name is Andrian Prichliak, and this is my first year serving as the internal relations director on the SUSK Executive. I am currently studying Finance at the University of Alberta after having completed my first degree in Biological Sciences. I am excited to be a part of this amazing and bright team of wonderful people.

                                  Stephanie Nedoshytko

                                  Past President

                                  Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
                                  University: University of Ottawa
                                  Year and Field of Study: 2nd 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. 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. As a former USO President, Stephanie has brought forward her expertise of grassroots organization to a national level. She is excited to mentor the future of SUSK as Past President.