President's statement on Russia and Ukraine

The Russian military invasion of Ukraine is extremely concerning to our University of Saskatchewan community. News about these shocking events and their potential implications for world peace will be troubling for all of us, and particularly for our many Ukrainian and Russian university members.

If you need support, I urge you to connect with the wellness resources listed below that are available for students, faculty and staff.

Saskatchewan is home to one of Canada’s highest populations of people of Ukrainian descent. The University of Saskatchewan conducts programming and research related to Ukrainian culture, language, politics and history. We have partnerships and student exchanges with institutions in Ukraine. As a result, we have deep and strong relationships with Ukraine. 

During this very difficult time, I encourage you to take care of yourselves and of each other. 

Student Support

Faculty and Staff Support

  • LifeWorks, Usask’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider, offers a wide range of services including free and confidential counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
  • MindBeacon offers virtual mental health support that fits your life.
  • For eligible employees, your benefit plan covers mental health supports including clinical counsellors, marriage and family therapist, psychologist, psychotherapist and social workers.

Peter Stoicheff
President and Vice-chancellor
University of Saskatchewan

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