SUSK Meets with Student Leaders from Ukraine

On the evening of January 30, 2017, Internal Relations Director Kimberly Gargus, Secretary Ivanka Soletsky, Vice President West Natalia Radyo, and External Relations Director Stephanie Nedoshytko, met with three student government leaders from Ukraine to discuss the workings of SUSK and the comparison of student government in Canada and Ukraine.

Zarina Khalimon (National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy), Taras Moroz (Ternopil State Medical University), and Mykhailo Shelemba (Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv), visited the Students’ Association of MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta to observe the structure of the organization in order to aid them in their efforts in Ukraine.

“I am very grateful SUSK had the opportunity to meet with some of Ukraine’s brightest young leaders,” Nedoshytko remarked, “after meeting with Zarina Khalimon in Kyiv recently, I looked forward to learning more from the other students. As Ukraine’s changing society is continually sparked activities of students, it is vital that young people of Ukraine understand that we stand with them in their efforts.”

This visit also allowed them to gain a better understanding of Ukrainian-Canadian student advocacy and the activities of the Ukrainian diaspora in Edmonton. The students were also able to spend time with a SUSK representative periodically throughout the week to further exchange knowledge and best practices.

“I was thrilled to meet with the students,” expressed Gargus, “fostering relationships with students in Ukraine exemplifies SUSK’s commitment to youth leadership.”


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