University efforts to support those impacted by Ukraine invasion

July 25, 2022
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Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University / Le château Hatley à Royal Roads University

Canada’s universities have demonstrated their solidarity with all those impacted by the invasion of Ukraine, making concerted efforts to support all faculty, staff and students affected by these disturbing events. The following is a selection of initiatives and resources provided by Canadian universities to support their communities at this difficult time.


Athabasca University

MacEwan University

Mount Royal University

University of Alberta

University of Calgary

University of Lethbridge

British Columbia

Capilano University

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Royal Roads University

Simon Fraser University

Thompson Rivers University

  • President’s statement
  • Rally to support Ukraine
  • Weekly “Space for Connection” program offers a safe place for students to support each other and participate in community healing
  • Providing resources for counselling services and individual support by Ukrainian- and Russian-speaking advisors
  • TRU World Relief Fund created to support students impacted by war in Ukraine. TRU World establishing emergency matching fund of $100,000 to match donations. TRU Foundation donating $5,000 and matching donations up to another $5,000. So far, $20,000 has been allocated to students with need.
  • Plan to create full scholarships for Ukranian refugees
  • Special “Perogies for Healing” event brought together Ukranian, Russian and other students in the spirit of solidarity and support

Vancouver Island University

Trinity Western University

University of British Columbia (The)

University of Northern British Columbia

University of the Fraser Valley

University of Victoria


Brandon University

Canadian Mennonite University

University of Manitoba

University of Winnipeg (The)

New Brunswick

Mount Allison University

St. Thomas University

Université de Moncton

Nova Scotia

Acadia University

Cape Breton University

Dalhousie University

Mount Saint Vincent University

Saint Mary’s University

St. Francis Xavier University

University of King’s College

Newfoundland and Labrador

Memorial University of Newfoundland


Algoma University

Brock University

Carleton University

King’s University College at Western University

McMaster University

Queen’s University

Toronto Metropolitan University

Trent University

University of Guelph

University of Ottawa

University of St. Michael’s College

University of Toronto

University of Trinity College

University of Waterloo

University of Windsor

Western University

Wilfrid Laurier University

York University

Prince Edward Island

University of Prince Edward Island


Bishop’s University

Concordia University

McGill University

Université de Montréal

Université de Sherbrooke

Université Laval

Université du Québec

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)


University of Regina

University of Saskatchewan


  • Science for Ukraine: Canadian universities are providing fellowships, placements and other opportunities for Ukrainian graduate students and researchers

This page was last updated on July 25, 2022.

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