top of page
24 FEB – 2 APR 2023
When your classroom turns into a battlefield, your major becomes bravery.
THE PROJECT ABOUT?
We created this exhibition to remind the world about the ongoing war and the price Ukrainians pay daily in their fight for freedom. "Unissued Diplomas" honours the memory of Ukrainian students who will never graduate because their lives were taken by the russian invasion.
The "Unissued Diplomas" exhibition uncovers the stories of 36 Ukrainian students killed in the war. It will be held in 45+ universities worldwide on February 24, which marks the anniversary of the day all Ukraine woke up from explosions. The exhibition will last until April 2.
NEVER GRADUATED, ETERNALLY HONORED
HALL OF DIPLOMAS
They used to spend their days in study halls. They had favourite classes and those they dreaded weekly. And how scary it was for them to even think of failing a midterm.
But after February 24, everything changed for Ukrainian students. Classrooms turned into bomb shelters and battlefields. Fears changed its course and bravery took control.
Now, diplomas of some will never be issued. Because russia took the lives of their to-be owners in its attempt to take Ukraine's freedom.
ATTEND EXHIBITIONS AROUND THE WORLD
Vienna, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Vienna, University of Vienna
Apr 17 - Apr 28
Scarborough, University of Toronto (Scarborough campus)
Saskatoon, University of Saskatchewan
Mar 26 - Apr 2
Osnabrück, Universität Osnabrück
Jena, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
To be announced
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Fort Steilacoom, Puyallup, Pierce College
DONATE TO SUPPORT UKRAINE
We want to support Ukrainian students who stay in Ukraine and sacrifice their time and education to work for Ukraine's freedom. We joined forces with a nonprofit, Second Front Ukraine Foundation, to launch an initiative called "Students for Students-Defenders."
Our goal is to raise USD 10,000 to buy medical supplies and three camera drones (DJI Mavic 3) for the intelligence needs of students fighting on the frontline.
1 USD ~ 1.35 CAD
1 EUR ~ 1.43 CAD
Photo by @johnwithlenses
It is our honour to spread the life stories of the courageous students who would still be here if it wasn’t for the russian invasion.
Thus, we are raising money for reconnaissance drones and medical supplies to speed up our victory and prevent further losses amongst Ukrainian youth. We believe in taking action when the freedom of our country is at stake.
Girls and boys, students and graduates, in Ukraine and abroad — all 50 of us are quite different. But we united in our goal to commemorate the lost lives of Ukrainian students and remind the world that the full-scale war still goes on. And it takes innocent lives daily, student or not.
Co-organizer of the “Unissued Diplomas” project is SUSK — Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union.
SUSK is a student organization which advocates concerns relevant to Ukrainian Canadian students. You can learn more about them at SUSK website.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
bottom of page