Ashley Halko-Addley

Cultural Heritage Specialist

 

ashley.jpgAshley Halko-Addley serves as a Cultural Heritage Specialist in the Kule Folklore Center and the Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives. She has an MA in Media and Cultural Studies in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. Her research focused on Ukrainian Folklore and particularly the Ukrainian wax healing ceremony on the Canadian Prairies. She also has a BA Honours in Anthropology and Ukrainian Studies from the University of Saskatchewan, and will be starting a BEd After Degree at the University of Alberta in fall 2020.

 

Ashley works on various projects in the BMUFA and the Kule Folklore Centre including research projects, publications, exhibits, digitization initiatives, public accessibility to archival materials and others. Ashley is active in the local Ukrainian community. She serves on the board of the Ukrainian Pioneers Association of Alberta, volunteers and works for the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society, and performs with the Viter Folk Choir and Veselka Ukrainian Dancers. Ashley’s area of interest is in cultural and historical preservation on the Canadian Prairies, in particular Ukrainian Canadian cultural heritage.