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The Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union (ACSSU) of Canada was founded in 1999 (formerly known as the Assyrian Canadian Student Union). The only organization of its kind in Canada, ACSSU has branches at McMaster University, York University, Ryerson University, Brock University, and most recently, University of Toronto. Memberships include the affiliated colleges as well as the high schools in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton. At these universities, you can find our students vigorously raising awareness of our proud culture, history, and issues of human rights.

ACSSU holds an annual lecture series which has featured noted professors and speakers from all over the world. Numerous social events have forged lifetime bonds within our membership which includes students from different churches and regions. The promotion of education within our community is one of the tenets of ACSSU. ACSSU is dedicated to furthering the education of our youth by offering an annual $1000 scholarship in honour of Dr. Hirmis M. Aboona, as well as a $100 scholarship rewarded to a deserving Assyrian high school student at St. Jean de Brebeuf Secondary School. 

ACSSU is also dedicated to promoting our heritage and raising awareness of human rights issues. Ever since its creation our Student Union has been actively working in our community by organizing numerous student events and collaborating with other student unions and organizations by sitting on the organizing committee for annual events such as Akitu: Assyrian/Babylonian New Year and Genocide Commemoration Day and various other social justice causes.

Dr. Hirmis M. Aboona Scholarship

Would you like to apply for a $1000 scholarship? ACSSU presents the Dr. Hirmis M. Aboona scholarship for the third time! Some of the requirements to apply for this scholarship are that you have to be an Assyrian (also known as Syriac and Chaldean) student, and currently enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution. The application contains a short application process and further details about Dr. Hirmis Aboona, ACSSU, and this scholarship's requirements.

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ACSSU of Canada would like to thank all of our sponsors!