FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • What is SUSK Congress?
    • The Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) Congress provides students from across Canada and internationally with the opportunity to learn more about the Ukrainian Canadian community, as well as ways to grow personally and professionally. With leadership workshops followed by the ability to meet motivated students, SUSK Congress offers a unique experience for Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian students alike.
  • How much does it cost? What does it include?
    • Congress is moving online this year and will cost each delegate $5 for registration.
  • Do I need to speak Ukrainian?
    • There is no requirement to speak Ukrainian. All sessions will be conducted primarily in English.
  • Do I need to be 18 to attend?
    • You are not required to be 18 to attend. As long as you are a post-secondary student who is a member of a USO (Ukrainian Student Organization) you are more than welcome to attend.
  • What is a USO?
    • A USO is a Ukrainian Student Organization, which are local clubs located at post-secondary institutions across Canada. Events organized by local USO Executives are aimed at promoting Ukrainian language, community, culture, and fostering a sense of belonging for Ukrainian students.  Some events hosted by a USO could include an Annual Sports Tournament, a Holodomor/Genocide 1932-1933 commemoration, as well as various Ukrainian themed events such as a Varenyky Night or Pysanky Making Night.
    • Individuals who attend from USOs are considered delegates, however, observers are welcome.
  • Do I have to be a part of a USO to attend?
    • No, you are able to attend Congress as an observer. This does not prevent you from taking part in the programming. 
    • The only difference is that you do not have an official during the SUSK Board Elections and Resolutions.
  • Is there a maximum amount of delegates that can attend per USO?
    • There is a maximum of 3 official delegates from your USO who will have official voting rights, but all of your members are welcome to participate fully in as observers.
  • Do I have to be a student?
    • It isn’t necessary to be a student to attend the Congress. It is necessary to be a student if you choose to run for the SUSK Board of Directors. 
  • Do I have to be Ukrainian?
    • No, you do not have to be Ukrainian to attend. All that is required is the interest of the topics at Congress. We encourage all students to attend!
  • How can I join the SUSK Board of Directors?
    • In order to join the Board of Directors, you must be a student from a registered USO.
    • With congress moving online this year in order to apply for the Board of Directors you must fill out the application and submit a video about why you are a good candidate for your desired position by July 29th, 2020.