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 will be held in-person in Edmonton, Alberta. 
      The Early Bird Price (Feb 14 – March 13) WITH promo code: _____ = $120
      Regular Price (March 14 – April 18) = $160
  • 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. Anyone is welcome to attend as an observer.
  • 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 vote 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 attend as delegates.
  • 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 being discussed 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.
    • If you are not part of your USO this year because of the changes caused by COVID-19, please email info@susk.ca
    • The new SUSK Board of Directors will be voted in during Congress, using a secure election platform
    • To apply to the SUSK Board of Director,
      • you must present a 1 minute speech at Congress that explains why you should be voted into that position
      • your supporter must present an additional 30-45 second speech that highlights why you would be a good choice for that position and for the SUSK Board
      • you must fill in the quick Google form that will be sent to all Congress attendees

If you have any additional questions, please email national.coordinator@susk.ca