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University Exhibit Honours Ukrainian Students Killed in the War

Exhibit at the University of Alberta Rutherford Library, March 3, 2023

The University of Alberta is hosting a small exhibit honouring students who were killed in Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Called "Unissued Diplomas," the exhibit is also on display at the University of Toronto and Saint Mary's University in Halifax.

The display includes pictures and short biographies of dozens of university and college students killed in Ukraine since February 2022. Some students enrolled in the military after Russia's invasion and were killed in action. Some were civilians killed in their homes by artillery strikes. Some were trapped under buildings or struck by shrapnel.

Most of the students pictured were in their early 20s, but some were as young as 17 when they were killed. The exhibit is co-organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union. It is on display at the University of Alberta Rutherford Library until March 10.