Western stands in solidarity with Ukraine

As the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine continues, we know that this is an extremely difficult time for those with ties to the affected areas. Teams in Western International, the Registrar’s Office and across the university have been working together to support those most affected by the crisis.

With the goal to enhance support for international students from countries in crisis and to create new pathways to Western for those looking to pursue education and scholarship in the safety of our campus community, Western increased financial support for students and scholars facing disruption and displacement due to conflict or war in their home countries. Read the university issued statement on the war in Ukraine from March 2022.


Western is committed to supporting students and scholars facing threats to their lives, liberty and well-being in their home countries due to events beyond their control.

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Reflecting on a year of war and atrocities

Western professors Marta Dyczok and Valerie Oosterveld to host international virtual conference February 27, 2023.

Morning panel:

  • Yevhen Fedchenko, head of the Journalism School at the University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy
  • Andriy Hulykov, co-founder and head of Hromadske Radio in Ukraine
  • Roman Horbyk, senior lecturer at Södertörn University College in Sweden.
Afternoon panel:
  • Kateryna Busol from the University of Oxford
  • Jennifer Trahan of New York University’s Center for Global Affairs.

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Video Address by His Excellency Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine

On Wednesday, June 22, at 10 am His Excellency Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, spoke directly to students at an interactive event hosted by the University of Toronto and the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy.

The event included participants from the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, Dalhousie University, the University of Manitoba, Université de Montréal, University of Prince Edward Island, Queen's University, University of Saskatchewan, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Western University, Wilfred Laurier University.

Watch the recording here

Songs for Ukraine Concert

Voice students in James Westman’s studio and friends performed Ukrainian art songs in support of the Ukrainian people and those affected by the war on April 8, 2022.

What began as an ordinary studio recital by Western University voice faculty member James Westman’s class featuring Ukrainian art songs, morphed into a concert that is much more than just an end-of-term class performance. It became a community’s expression of support and solidarity with Ukrainian people following Russia’s unprovoked aggression against the sovereign nation.

Watch the recording here

In the News

Expert insight: Recalling Ukraine’s 1991 vote for independence — and how its resilience endures

Professor Marta Dyczok gives a first person account of Ukraine's vote for independence and how it is meaningful today

Fighting for the future

Former activist and academic Maksym Sviezhentsev has long advocated for the democratic rights of Ukraine. Now he’s fighting for them, as a soldier and a father. Read about his efforts and Western’s response to this global crisis.

Zelenskyy asks Ukrainian students in Canada to help rebuild ‘independent Ukraine’

Ukraine president delivers virtual address to Canadian universities.

Researchers collaborate on mental health training to support Ukrainian children fleeing war

Claire Crooks visits Czech Republic to train social workers, psychologists in school-based mental health program

Ivey grad providing hands-on help to Ukrainian refugees

Ivey grad Victor Lal, HBA'19, founded HandsOnForUkraine, an initiative to raise money for those affected by the war in Ukraine.

Ivey welcomes Ukrainian students to MBA program

After weeks of anticipation, the first wave of displaced Ukrainian graduate students, including a mother with a young child, has arrived safely in London, Ontario to continue studies at Ivey.

Expert insight: Five areas where Canada needs to step up on the war in Ukraine

As Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues what more can and should Canada be doing?

Western commits new funding for globally displaced students, scholars

Bursaries, awards and living assistance among additional supports

Ukrainian student shares pride for country, family in midst of war

Oleksii Kocheriev longs for peace in his homeland


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