The University of Alberta stands with Ukraine

Find important resources for members of our community with roots in Ukraine. Learn about current research funding opportunities for disrupted Ukrainian scholars and students.


Statement on Russia's War Against Ukraine

As the democratic world is watching in disbelief at the Russian army’s full-scale military assault on sovereign Ukraine, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta stands united with Ukraine and Ukrainians in these critical times.

The world is currently in the midst of the worst and greatest security crisis in Europe since World War Two. On 24 February 2022, 5:00 a.m. Kyiv time, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation launched a massive and ferocious invasion of Ukraine. Fatalities and other casualties are rapidly mounting as a humanitarian catastrophe of unprecedented proportions unfolds. The advantages of science and technology are being applied to destroy democracy...

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Statement in Support of Scholars in Ukraine

Since its founding in 1976, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) at the University of Alberta has sought to further knowledge about Ukraine, the Ukrainian language, and Ukrainian Canadians through research and publishing in a field hitherto much neglected. In pursuit of this goal, the institute reached out to scholars throughout the world who wished to join in collaborative ventures to expand the world of learning. 

With the fall of the Soviet Union, CIUS finally had the opportunity to work with scholars, research institutions, libraries, and archives in Ukraine and other independent states that emerged from the former Soviet Union.

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