Every November, Ukrainians around the world commemorate the Holodomor, perpetrated by Stalin’s Communist regime against the Ukrainian nation. The Holodomor involved the extermination of millions of Ukrainian farmers in 1932-1933. Because most victims died from state organized famine, Ukrainians call the crime the Holodomor (destruction by famine).

Ever year, the Ukrainian Canadian community commemorates National Holodomor Awareness Week in late November. The commemorations pay tribute to the victims of the famine genocide in Ukraine. In recent years, they have served as a stark reminder of the reality of the aggressor the Ukrainian people continue to face today, as they are being forced, once again, to defend their dignity and fundamental human rights.

SUSK calls upon its member Ukrainian Students’ Organizations to commemorate and raise awareness of the Holodomor at universities across the country. Events may include film screenings, informational exhibits/displays, lectures, seminars, and memorial events. Our Holodomor section includes information from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress National Holodomor Awareness Committee, as well as useful resources for hosting Holodomor-related events.