SFU Archaeology Stands With Ukraine

March 09, 2022

The Department of Archaeology has partnered with the Canadian Red Cross and the United Nations Refugee Agency for two unique fundraising campaigns to help Ukraine.

We encourage all members of our department to donate to one or both of these agencies. All funds go directly to the source organizations, and you will receive a charity tax receipt. Please feel free to share this with people you know who might be trying to figure out how to help!

The Department of Archaeology is also accepting donated supplies which will be handed over to local organizations to be provided to refugees entering BC. Please bring them to the Archaeology Office at SFU Burnaby - EDB 9635. The closest access is via the North parking lot.

The most sought after donations include:


  • canned food/non-perishable food
  • cereals
  • dry rations
  • coffee
  • tea
  • energy drinks
  • baby food & formula


  • power banks
  • bandages
  • adhesive tape
  • flashlights
  • sleeping bags
  • blankets
  • paper
  • crayons & markers
  • candles
  • flashlights
  • children's toys
  • thermal underwear
  • shoes
  • large warm socks


  • warm clothes
  • fleeces
  • mittens
  • first aid kits
  • pillows
  • kettles
  • extension cords
  • plastic tableware
  • paper plates
  • garbage bags
  • towels

Personal hygiene:

  • diapers
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • toilet paper
  • feminine hygiene products
  • shampoo
  • shaving gels and razors
  • antiseptics

Other ways you can support Ukraine include:

  • Refugee sponsorship and hosting
  • Volunteering
  • Avoiding travel to Russia and Belarus
  • Airbnb bookings to support families and local businesses 
  • Dining at your local Ukrainian restaurants
  • Signing petitions and contacting your provincial and federal governments