From the President's Desk: Supporting our community - conflict in Ukraine

The Dentistry/Pharmacy building on U of A's North Campus.

Like so many of you, I am alarmed and saddened by the events taking place in Ukraine. The University of Alberta stands with our academic colleagues, students, alumni and friends across the country, as well as those in our community close to home who have deep roots in Ukraine. The U of A’s links with Ukraine and Ukrainian studies span many decades, with our Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Kule Folklore Centre and Kule Institute for Advanced Study acting as international voices on Ukrainian heritage and research. Our concern and our thoughts are with those impacted by the unfolding conflict.

Our university administration is actively working to ensure the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff who may be affected by the events unfolding overseas. Additionally, the university is providing support to students, researchers, and faculty members whose scholarly pursuits may be impacted.

I encourage that if you are personally affected by these events and/or if you are aware of any student, staff or faculty member impacted by the events unfolding in Ukraine and in need of support, please share the following resources.

Bill Flanagan
President and Vice-chancellor

To learn more about how the U of A is responding to the crisis in Ukraine, visit

View President Flanagan’s March 8 statement on Ukraine »