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U of A Stands with Ukraine

The University of Alberta stands with our students, employees, academic colleagues, alumni and friends who have deep roots in Ukraine. We are actively working to ensure the safety and support of our students and employees who may be affected by the crisis.

The University of Alberta stands with our students, employees, academic colleagues, alumni and friends who have deep roots in Ukraine. We are actively working to ensure the safety and support of our students and employees who may be affected by the events unfolding overseas.

From the President's Desk:
Ukrainian colleagues, students and scholars need our solidarity and support

The U of A is engaged in multiple efforts dedicated to responding and supporting those affected.

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Employee Support

The Employee and Family Assistance Program includes counselling and support in dealing with grief. It can be accessed anytime by all staff, faculty and eligible dependents by calling 780-428-7587.

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Community Support

Government and community assistance for Ukrainians and Canadians.

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Support Ukrainian Students and Scholars

Give to an emergency fund to support students and scholars directly affected by the crisis in Ukraine.

Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies

As a global leader in the field of Ukrainian Studies, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) is dedicated to the production, preservation and dissemination of expert knowledge about Ukraine and Ukrainians in Canada and worldwide.

Statements from CIUS

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.

CIUS Answers Series

To address the strong public interest in understanding the Russian Federation's war against Ukraine, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies has launched a new rapid response series, "Did You Know? CIUS Answers: A Daily Response to Your Questions about Russia’s War Against Ukraine."

Additional Resources

Kule Institute for Advanced Study

The Kule Institute for Advanced Study facilitates transformational interdisciplinary and comparative research at the highest level nationally and internationally, guided by the ideals of Peter and Doris Kule, the legacies of Ukrainian history, and the purpose of research and learning at the University of Alberta.

Kule Folklore Centre

The Kule Folklore Centre (KuFC) engages with five priorities: research, archives, awards, community engagement and publications. KuFC aspires to become the most important centre for the study of Ukrainian culture outside of Ukraine.

Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies

The Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies is one of the leading centres for Central European Studies in North America. The institute sponsors and encourages scholarship on Central European subjects across a broad range of disciplines.

Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Want to learn more about Ukraine and Ukrainian culture including Ukrainian Canadian culture? The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies offers courses in Ukrainian language, culture, and folklore.

Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Concert

Presented by the Department of Music and the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, all proceeds are going to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation.

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News

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How a U of A institute aims to be a source of hope and truth amid Ukraine invasion

Canadians can help on the home front by being “digitally diligent” to counter misinformation, says director.

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Why the world won’t sanction Russian oil

A post-pandemic world clamouring for raw energy and the domestic politics of inflation mean Russian oil is here to stay — for now.

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

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Media Relations

Please contact media relations to connect with our experts or administration for interviews and commentary.

Michael Brown
Media Relations Strategist
780-929-9844
michael.brown@ualberta.ca

Jennifer Crosby
Director, Media Strategy
780-293-6904
jennifer.crosby@ualberta.ca