Undelivered degrees are suspended at U Of S for Ukrainian students who will never graduate |  Globalnews.ca

Undelivered degrees are suspended at U Of S for Ukrainian students who will never graduate | Globalnews.ca

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The University of Saskatchewan will host an exhibit to commemorate young Ukrainians killed during the Russian invasion.

An exhibit of ungranted degrees is designed to honor the memory of students who will never graduate.

Marta Krueger, co-chair of the Ukrainian Students’ Association at the University of Saskatchewan, said the exhibit is being installed at universities across Canada.

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“This exhibit is in memory of 36 Ukrainian students whose lives were brutally taken by Russian aggression before they could receive their degrees and diplomas,” Krueger said.

Undelivered diplomas will be hung in the gallery next to a photo of the student. The word “bravery” is scribbled at the bottom.

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“It could be us. It is important to raise awareness and realize that this is happening to people.

Anyone on campus next week will be able to walk around the gallery and view the exhibit.

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“I really hope this helps people understand how desensitized we can become in Canada to conflicts like this, because we don’t encounter such issues on a daily basis.

She said she hoped it would resonate with students on campus, who were the same age and working toward the same goals as those who were lost.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, 2022 and is still ongoing.

“I’m sure there are a lot of people who don’t even realize that the war is still raging day after day and people are dying every day,” said Dr. Nadya Foty-Oneschuk, professor of Ukrainian studies. at the University of Saskatchewan. .

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Krueger, who helped set up the exhibit, shared his feelings on reading the diplomas and the dreams of past students.

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“It inflicts a pause moment where you just think about it a little bit and it’s just sadness,” Krueger said.

“It’s important for us to continue to be a voice for (Ukrainians) abroad so that we can continue to find ways to help and motivate our government and community groups to donate,” a- she added.

The exhibition will be on display from Sunday March 26 and will be open to the public for one week.

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