On January 18th 2023 Yuriy Lubkovych, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine was killed in the helicopter crash. Yuriy was an intern to the office of Gerard Kennedy in 2009. This is a huge loss to CUPP family. The alumni of the CUPP program who knew Yuriy well have set up this fundraiser.

Their fundraising drive is to collect funds in Yuriy’s memory for dedicated scholarships, thus allowing new young leaders from Ukraine to come and observe first-hand how Canadian policymaking looks from inside. We trust that his wife and their little son would appreciate how Yuriy’s memory and lifetime achievements as a young leader in public administration are honoured this way.