UKRAINE WILL RESURRECT!
April 7-30, 2023.
Opening: Friday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m.
The international exhibit titled “Unissued Diplomas and their unwritten pysanky” showcases posthumously issued diplomas to students from Ukraine. The photos of students, the spiritual meaning of Easter, and the unwritten Easter eggs tell a sacred story. The students died from rocket attacks and shelling during the evacuation, while on a volunteer mission, or during fierce battles on the front line.
“Unissued Diplomas” is a documentary in memory of Ukrainian students who perished as a result of russian aggression against Ukraine and will never become graduates.
February 24, 2022, is inscribed in history. Ukraine woke to air raid sirens, rockets, and shelling.
The Kyiv-Mohyla Academy exchange program at the University of Toronto and the Ukrainian-Canadian Union of Students (SUSK) were the organizers of the project – “We want to honor the memory of Ukrainian students who sacrificed their education, life goals, aspirations, and dreams for the sake of our country.”
The international exhibition is presented in 45 universities and many Ukrainian embassies in 22 countries.
The exhibit includes pysanky created by Anna Chychula, from Oleg Kurylo’s private collection and paintings from the museum’s collection. Pysanky are amulets embedded with prayers for the Victory of Ukraine and faith in its Armed Forces.