DUSS UAlberta - Disrupted Ukrainian Scholars & Students Initiative

Support for Disrupted Ukrainian Scholars and Students (DUSS UAlberta Initiative) Launched at the University of Alberta

24 June 2022


Russia’s invasion of Ukraine which began on 24 February 2022 has led to the loss of lives and destruction on a colossal scale and provoked Europe’s greatest refugee crisis since World War II. Among the many millions of individuals displaced by the invasion are scholars and students.

Several Faculty of Arts centres, institutes, and departments at the University of Alberta have come together to launch a funding initiative in support of Ukrainian scholars and students whose work and lives have been disrupted by the attack against Ukraine. The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS), Kule Institute for Advanced StudyKule Folklore CentreDepartment of Modern Languages and Cultural StudiesDepartment of History, Classics and Religion, and the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies have come together to provide additional research funding to disrupted Ukrainian scholars and students (DUSS UAlberta Initiative).  

Thus far, DUSS UAlberta has reallocated $529,000, and its partners call upon the government of Alberta, corporate and broader community to raise an additional $500,000 to help support the increasing needs of Ukraine’s displaced scholars and students. To find out how to donate further funds contact Dawn Donnelly (Advancement Office, Arts) at arts.development@ualberta.ca.

Other campuses across Canada have undertaken similar initiatives. The University of Alberta is proud to make an important contribution to Canada’s relief efforts with this collaborative initiative. For more information about UAlberta support to Ukrainian students and scholars visit UAlberta Stands with Ukraine.

For more information about DUSS UAlberta contact us at duss@ualberta.ca.