President of Ukraine addresses UM via livestream
On June 22, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, president of Ukraine, spoke with students, faculty and staff in a special video event.
The University of Manitoba was one of several Canadian universities to provide this unique opportunity to its community. The event was livestreamed on both the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses.
To date, the University of Manitoba has committed up to $1,755,000 to support Ukrainian undergraduate and graduate student and researchers to come to UM to continue their studies and work that has been disrupted as a result of the war. Part of this commitment is the Emergency Bursary Fund which will provide robust financial support to students in financial distress as a result of the war in Ukraine, international conflicts, environmental catastrophes and extraordinary life events. More information can be found on the Ukraine support website.
The June 22 livestream event, hosted by the University of Toronto and the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, also included remarks from Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland.
Watch the video of the discussion below.