A long-time volunteer Ms. Oksana Zakydalsky has been involved with the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre (UCRDC) since 1989 and has been a member of its Board of Directors since 1993. Ms. Zakydalsky has played an instrumental role in conducting research as well as conducting and producing interviews for many of the UCRDC’s projects, including the oral history project on Ukrainians in the Canadian Armed Forces, and the film “Between Hitler
and Stalin.” Ms. Zakydalsky has been a writer and correspondent for over 20 years for the Ukrainian Weekly, Homin Ukrainy, Svoboda Ukrainian Daily, and the New Pathway,
covering important issues of interest to the Ukrainian community.
Spending much of her adult life trying to foster the spirit of respect for Ukrainian heritage, traditions, and history in Ukrainian youth, Ms. Zakydalsky has taught Ukrainian School courses; organized Canadian-Ukrainian youth exchanges; played an important role in the restoration of PLAST in Ukraine; and been an active member of PLAST Youth Association of Canada.
Ms. Zakydalsky has authored, edited, and published multiple publications. She holds a B.A. (McGill) and an M.A. in political science (London School of Economics).