Unissued Diplomas

“When your classroom turns into a battlefield, your major becomes bravery” 

Fisher Library recently became the latest stop for a moving exhibition titled Unissued Diplomas. This exhibition was a display of unissued university diplomas awarded to Ukrainian students killed in the recent Russian invasion. 

Unissued Diplomas is a travelling international exhibition telling the stories of 36 lives lost. Each diploma has a short biography of each student highlighting their areas of study and their general interests. Each diploma is signed “Bravery”. 

The exhibition, which has been shown in more than 20 countries around the world, brings home the horrors of war and the loss of lives robbed of their potential. The display of the show at the University of Sydney was coordinated by Dr Olga Boichak (Lecturer in Digital Cultures, Media and Communications).

Prior to its display at Fisher Library, the exhibition was shown at Chau Chak Wing Museum where distinguished guest Vasyl Myroshnychenko, Ukraine’s ambassador to Australia, visited the show.

Unissued Diplomas was on display in Fisher Library from 24 – 30 July 2023. 

More information on the exhibition can be found on the Unissued Diplomas website