Congratulations to Dr. Alla Nedashkivska, Director of the ULEC on receiving a Hetman Award

Congratulations to Dr. Alla Nedashkivska, Director of the Ukrainian Language Education Centre, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, and Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, on receiving a Hetman Award from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress - Alberta Provincial Council for her leadership and work in and with the Ukrainian community!

23 October 2018

From the Hetman Awards Banquet Program:


Dr. Alla Nedashkivska is Professor of Slavic Applied Linguistics at the University of Alberta. She is unconditionally dedicated to the modernization, betterment and success of Ukrainian language studies. Through her work at the Ukrainian Language Education Centre, Alla displays her commitment to the learning community. She devotes herself to work, lead and volunteer with stakeholders at all levels, including community organizations, teachers, professors, scholars, administrators, and above all else, students. Through her efforts locally, nationally and internationally, Dr. Nedashkivska brings a level of leadership and dedication rarely seen in Ukrainian studies.

Ever ready to overcome challenges, Alla's positive energy invigorates the learning of contemporary Ukrainian language and culture, so critical to engaging today's youth. She is a writer of modern, language-learning textbooks, an aide in the professional development of language educators, a friendly face in the Lviv study abroad initiative, an organizer of events to interest our youth, a mentor to students, and has a teaching record above and beyond the highest of expectations. Dr. Alla Nedashkivska embodies a spirit of professionalism and leadership in our community's quest to grow as speakers of the Ukrainian language.

For more about the Hetman Awards, visit: and (list of this year's winners)