Mitacs stands with Ukraine

Vancouver, BC – John Hepburn, CEO of Mitacs, today issued the following statement following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: 

“We at Mitacs are shocked and dismayed by the events unfolding in Ukraine. Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity is illegal under international law and undermines the international system we all hold dear. We support efforts by all parties seeking to end this unnecessary and dangerous conflict.

“A long-time partner of Ukraine and its academic institutions, we are closely following events unfolding on the ground and will be there to support students, professors, partners, and other members of our community who are affected by this tragedy.

“Today, we add our voices to the millions of others across Canada and around the world stating unequivocally that we stand with the people of Ukraine in defence of their freedom and democracy.”