Elizabeth Jones, MSW, RSW, Senior Instructor, joined the Faculty as a full-time instructor in 2009, after more than 20 years teaching practice courses sessionally and part-time at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has taught: child welfare, leadership and management, adult education in social work, practice theory basic and advanced, communication skills basic and advanced, and integrative seminar, basic, advanced, and online. Currently, she is Chair of the BSW Program. She has also taught at Capilano University in North Vancouver, University of the Fraser Valley, and the Justice Institute of BC. Elizabeth received two nominations for the Killam teaching award of excellence in 2000 and 2001, and received this award in 2014.
Elizabeth has worked in child welfare, medical and non-profit settings. From 1991 to 2009, she managed her own human resource development company specializing in participatory action research projects as well as training, consultations and education in leadership.
Actively involved in professional activities, Elizabeth was provincial president of BCASW 1995-97. She served on the Ethics Committee for the BCASW and the Board of Social Workers of BC (now the BC College of Social Workers). In 2009, she was named Social Worker of the Year by the BCASW and Canadian Association of Social Workers. She is the elected Chair of the Board of the BC College of Social Workers, 2009-15.
Current Research Projects
Sponsored By: Ministry of Jobs, Tourism, and Innovation
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Jones, MSW, RSW
Co-investigators: Pilar Riano-Alcala, Ph.D. and Miu Chung Yan, Ph.D.