UCC Welcomes Parliamentary Intern for 2017

July 29, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce that Galyna (Halyna) Paliychuk has been selected as the UCC Parliamentary Intern for 2017.
Ms. Paliychuk will work in Ottawa, assigned to work on Parliament Hill with Chrystia Freeland, Member of Parliament for University-Rosedale.  Her assignment in Ottawa starts in September for 10 months and her duties will include research, communications, legislative support and constituency work. She will have the opportunity to learn firsthand about Canada’s Parliament and all aspects of the legislative and governmental process.

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to join the UCC Internship program. I am particularly passionate about human rights law and practice, and look forward to working on these and other areas while in Ottawa,” Paliychuk said. “In the future I hope to leverage my experience from the internship program to find a role with the government or an international institution such as the UN. I am also very committed to the further development of Canada-Ukraine relations.”

Galyna lives in Vancouver. She studied law in Lund University in Sweden and Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. She has worked in the Office of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights and at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She is an active volunteer in Vancouver including with the Rotary Club, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the Angel Forum for innovative startups and investors.

She is also actively involved in Ukrainian community life in Vancouver, and has volunteered with UCC Vancouver and the Maple Hope Foundation.  In April, she began to work as the BC Community Animator on the UCC’s Canada 150: Youth Engaging Youth project.
“I am very pleased to welcome Galyna (Halyna) Paliychuk to our internship program, and I thank the many qualified candidates who applied,” stated Paul Grod, National President of the UCC. “She brings both experience and enthusiasm to this internship, and I am confident that this will be a valuable and worthwhile experience, both for her and for Chrystia Freeland, the Member of Parliament with whom she will work. A special thank you to founding partner UNF and the Paul Yuzyk Institute for the key role they have taken on in this important initiative.”
The Ukrainian National Federation of Canada (UNF) is a founding sponsor in the UCC Parliamentary Internship Program, contributing a generous donation of $25,000. The UNF will also provide training for Galyna through the Paul Yuzyk Institute for Youth Leadership.

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