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Ukrainian Canadian Students' Union
PresidentDanya Pankiw
AffiliationsUkrainian Canadian Congress

The Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (Ukrainian: Cоюз Українськoгo Студентства Канади (CУСК), French: Union des Étudiants Ukrainiens Canadiens), commonly known by its Ukrainian acronym, SUSK, in all three languages, is a national student organization composed of Ukrainian Students Organizations (USOs) at post-secondary institutions across Canada.

SUSK is a national member of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.[1]


Formed in 1953 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, SUSK was active in Canadian post-secondary institutions for five decades before falling inactive in 2002.[2] It was revived at the XXII Congress of Ukrainian Canadians held in Winnipeg, in October 2007.[3][4]



Student or Студент is the official publication of SUSK.[5]

SUSK Congress[edit]

SUSK hosts its Congress at different locations each year. The first Congress was held in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1953.[6] Since 2007, the Congress has been held annually,[7] with the 2020 and 2021 events being hosted online. The most recent Congress was held in Edmonton, Alberta in 2022.[2]

Other projects[edit]

In November 2008, SUSK coordinated two projects with USOs across Canada in remembrance of the Holodomor: a 33-hour fast to raise awareness on campuses, and a display called “Holodomor: Genocide by Famine”.[8]

In 2011, SUSK held a contest to win a spot on the Historical Train of Ukrainian Pioneers to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the first Ukrainians immigrating to Canada.[9]

In March 2012, SUSK celebrated Ukrainian Literature Day to commemorate the Ukrainian poet, Taras Shevchenko.[10]

In 2018, SUSK partnered with the Ukrainian World Congress to participate in its Postcards for Prisoners project.

During the month of May 2021, SUSK launched a National Campaign titled "Russian Aggression Awareness Month" to raise awareness about the ongoing Russian invasion in Ukraine, and has expanded its activism since the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Membership - the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) official website". 19 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b "History".
  3. ^ "Help Ukrainian Canadian Students Union – SUSK | Ukrainian Canadian Congress". Archived from the original on 2016-04-20. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  4. ^ "About".
  5. ^ "Ukrainian Canadian Students' Union : Free Texts : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming : Internet Archive".
  6. ^[bare URL PDF]
  7. ^ "Ukrainian Canadian Students' Union focuses on revitalizing activity (06/02/96)". Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2014-01-27.
  8. ^ "Students Across Canada Commemorate the Holodomor | Ukrainian Canadian Congress". Archived from the original on 2016-04-20. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  9. ^ "SUSK's Travel across a Ukrainian Immigrant! Contest". 2011-05-31.
  10. ^ "SUSK Holds Ukrainian Literature Day on March 9th, 2012". 2012-03-06.

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