Groups report rise of anti-Ukrainian hate symbols, harassment on campuses


A recent CBC article discusses the reported rise of anti-Ukrainian hate symbols and harassment on university campuses in Canada. The Carleton Ukrainian Students’ Club says that several incidents have taken place on campus since September, including hate graffiti, verbal harassment, and an incident regarding a Russian flag in a dormitory window that was investigated by the Ottawa Police Service. The University of Victoria Ukrainian Students’ Society also alleged that some members have been verbally accosted on campus and that one member had property defaced. Ukrainian Canadian Congress senior policy advisor Orest Zakydalsky said that the organization plans to contact universities about anti-Ukrainian harassment, but noted that the issue is not restricted to campuses.