People

Faculty
Core Faculty

Christiana Bratiotis

Christiana Bratiotis

Associate Professor , PhD Program Chair

phone604 822 2460
location_on2011 West Mall Rm 208
Christiana Bratiotis is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where she teaches social work practice classes across the bachelor’s and master’s programs and supervises social work doctoral students. She serves as Faculty C...Read more

Grant Charles

Grant Charles

Associate Professor / BSW and MSW Awards Committee Chair

phone604 822 3804
location_on2011 West Mall Rm 204
Grant Charles is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and an affiliated faculty with the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics with the Faculty of Medicine. He is also affiliated with the UBC Centre for Group Counselling and Trauma. He holds an adj...Read more

Kelly Allison

Kelly Allison

Assistant Professor of Teaching / Chair of Field Education

phone604 822 6220
location_on2011 West Mall Rm 210
Kelly Allison, MSW, RCSW, is an Instructor with the UBC School of Social Work where she teaches social work practice courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in psychology at the University of Guelph and her Master of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier ...Read more

Mohamed Ibrahim

Mohamed Ibrahim

Assistant Professor / International Committee Chair

phone604 822 2100
location_on2011 West Mall 202
Dr. Mohamed is an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia School of Social Work. Dr. Mohamed’s areas of research focuses on global mental health, health equity and human rights. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in health and addiction. His health leadership and clini...Read more
Affiliated Faculty

Kenta Asakura

Kenta Asakura

Honorary Affiliate Associate Professor

Kenta Asakura is currently an Associate Professor at Smith College School for Social Work (Northampton, MA). Seeking to advance the practice and teaching of clinical social work with marginalized communities, Asakura leads a program of simulation-based research. Using simulation (i.e., working with ...Read more
Emeriti

Edward Kruk

Edward Kruk

Associate Professor Emeritus

Edward Kruk is Associate Professor Emeritus of Social Work at the University of British Columbia, specializing in child and family policy. As a child and family social worker in Canada and the U.K., he has practiced in the fields of welfare rights, child protection, school social work, hospital soci...Read more

Paule McNicoll

Paule McNicoll

Associate Professor Emerita

phone604 822 1248 / 604 822 5026
B.A. (Philosophy) (1968) Collège des Jésuites, Québec City BSW (1968-71) Université Laval MSW (1978-79) University of British Columbia Ph. D. (1985-89) University of Washington Prior to joining the faculty in 1990, Paule McNicoll had 15 years of experience as a professional social worker i...Read more

Sheila Marshall

Sheila Marshall

Professor Emeritus

Professor; Associate Member, Division of Adolescent Health & Medicine, Department of Pediatrics Sheila Marshall is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Work and an associate faculty member of the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. She receive...Read more
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Adjunct Professors/Sessional Lecturers

Allen Alvarez

Allen Alvarez supports healthcare professionals in building moral wellness through ethics education, evaluation, analysis of ethical issues and moral distress consultation. He engages applied ethics scholarship to understand moral experience and standards that define good healthcare practices and de...Read more

Jack York

Jack York, MSW, RSW, is an adjunct professor at the UBC School of Social Work, and clinical coordinator of a community mental health team. He has extensive experience working in mental health and substance use services, both in community and inpatient settings. Jack completed the BCCSU Social Work A...Read more

Maria M. Nguyen

Maria M. Nguyen

Adjunct Professor

Maria Socorro Mangila-Nguyen joined the UBC School of Social Work as an adjunt professor from January to April, 2022, to teach Sowk 337 Culture and Race in Social Work Practice while working on her dissertation and preparing for her oral exam in 2023. Mangila-Nguyen successfully defended her PhD ...Read more

Melanie McDonald

Melanie McDonald

Adjunct Professor (Research)

Melanie is currently the Director of Support Services at the non-profit organization Pain BC working to improve the systems that impact people living with chronic pain.  Melanie holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto, and an Advanced Certificate in Health Leadership from BCIT....Read more

Nadia Kyba

Nadia Kyba

Adjunct Professor/Field Liaison

Nadia Kyba, MSW, RSW, is an Instructor with the UBC School of Social Work where she teaches the 4th year Field Education Integrated Seminar. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and her Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Victoria, and her Master of Social Work at the Uni...Read more

Xuejun Ji

PhDs in Curriculum and Instruction (Texas A&M) and Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology (UBC). Ryan teaches Quantitative Methods in Social Work Research at the UBC School of Social Work.