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Dr. Oleksandr (Sasha) Kondrashov,

Ph.D., MSW, MEd

Oleksandr (Sasha) was born and raised in Lviv, Ukraine.  He received his Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree in 2003 and Master of Education (MEd) degree in 2004 from the Lviv National Polytechnic University. At the University of Manitoba, he completed his Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in 2008. His MSW thesis entitled “An exploratory study of the fourth wave Ukrainian immigration in Winnipeg: Problems and perspectives of immigrants’ adaptation” provided in-depth analyses of the Ukrainian immigrant’s settlement experience in Winnipeg and suggested ways how to improve their socio-economic and socio-cultural adaptation. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Manitoba in 2016 and created a Glider Model for an effective learning environment in social work distance education.  The model emphasizes the interconnectedness between students, instructors, and university support to create a positive learning experience in social work distance education programs.

Dr. Kondrashov was a recipient of the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship in 2008-2012. In 2012 he received a Migizii Award Nomination, which recognizes faculty and staff at the University of Manitoba, who have gone above and beyond, to meaningfully help Indigenous students along their educational journey. He was recognized for his teachings as an Olympic Torchbearer. He carried Olympic flame in Portage La Praire, Manitoba as one of 12,000 Canadians who had been selected from more than million submitted applications to promote Olympic spirit during Vancouver 2010 Games.

Oleksandr published some articles based on his teaching experiences in journals around the world. He regularly attends professional conferences and shares his research with social work educators in Canada and globally. He is continuously invited after passing through the rigorous peer-review process to present his research findings at the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) annual conferences starting from 2013 as well as at the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) conferences held biannually from 2012.  

Sasha loves teaching and has more than twelve years of extensive teaching experience in Canada. He has designed more than 20 unique Social Work and Family Social Sciences undergraduate and graduate degree courses and taught at the University of Manitoba, Dalhousie University, the University of Northern British Columbia, Wilfred Laurier University, and Thompson Rivers University. Many courses have been developed and taught through distance education and in person within small communities in Northern and Rural Manitoba. His more than 4500 former students (current colleagues) are now working in communities across Canada and internationally. Dr. Kondrashov’s research interests and teaching focus includes social work distance education, Canadian and comparative social policy, history and development of social work profession, community and social development, social work in Northern, rural and remote communities and international social work practice.

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Dr. Oleksandr (Sasha) Kondrashov​ PhD, MSW (he/він)

Associate Professor, School of Social Work and Human Service

Faculty of Education and Social Work


Thompson Rivers University campuses are on the traditional lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (Kamloops campus) and the T’exelc (Williams Lake campus) within Secwepemcúlucw, the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwépemc. The region TRU serves also extends into the territories of the St’át’imc, Nlaka’pamux, Tŝilhqot’in, Nuxalk, and Dakelh.

Mailing Address:

AE 275 805 TRU Way, Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8  

Online Presence:

www.krasun.ca  LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/krasun/   

Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @TheSWEducator @EMPRSocialWork 

Local/National/International Community and Professional Role and Service: 

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Elected Senator  

Education and Social Work (EDSW) Faculty Council Elected Co-chair  

Thompson Rivers University Faculty Association (TRUFA) Elected Co-chair Human Rights Committee  

Thompson Rivers University Faculty Association (TRUFA) Elected Member of Salary and Working Conditions Committee 

Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE-ACFTS) Elected Board Director  

Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE-ACFTS) Elected Co-chair Social Policy and Advocacy Committee  

human services Information Technology association (husITa.org) Elected Board Member  

International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) Life Friend Member (Canada)

International Association Schools of Social Work (IASSW) Individual Life Member (Ukraine)


I acknowledge my place of birth in Lviv, Halychyna, Ukraine.  

My first Canadian home is in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on treaty No. 1 Territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinabe (Ojibway), Ininew (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dene, and Dakota, and is the Birthplace of the Métis Nation and the Heart of the Métis Nation Homeland.  

My second Canadian home is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, located in Mi’kma’ki, the Mi’kmaq’s ancestral and unceded territory.  

My third Canadian home and current primary residence and workplace (Thompson Rivers University) is in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, within the ancestral, traditional and unceded territory of the Secwepemcúl’ecw  

I want to thank students, faculty and staff from Thompson Rivers University, Dalhousie University, University of Manitoba, Wilfrid Laurier University, Lakehead University, McEwan University, and University of Northern British Columbia in Canada and Cherkasy National University, Lviv Polytechnic National University and Ukrainian Catholic University in Ukraine for past and current partnerships and opportunities to share my teaching, service and research skills.  

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