Assistant Professor

Areas of Scholarship: critical child welfare practice and policy analysis; identity development; spirituality and social work; Gladue Principles and Canadian law; Indigenous child welfare indicators and outcomes; quantitative, qualitative and Indigenous research methodologies; wholistic approaches to social work education

Areas of Practice: reconciliation in child welfare; Gladue Reports; Indigenous Alternative Dispute Resolution; Indigenous youth and adult prisoners in the federal and provincial correctional systems; policy analyst and advisor to government Commissions; hospital outpatient child and youth mental health services; shelters for homeless women and their children; with parents involved in the child welfare system



Professor Emerita

Areas of Scholarship: Intellectual disability, social policy, ethics, history of intellectual disability, disability supports

Areas of Practice: Intellectual disability, planning and support, policy and programmes



Associate Professor Emeritus

Areas of Scholarship: Child welfare; family policy; sexual minorities; epistemology; evaluation strategies

Areas of Practice: Child and family welfare; child and adolescent well-being; service strategies in public social service systems




Areas of Scholarship: Inuit studies; Canadian social policy; community and international social development; environmental policy; critical social theory; existential theory, philosophy and approaches to practice

Areas of Practice: Community and international social development; restorative justice


Associate Professor Emeritus
First Nations Advisor

Areas of Scholarship: Immigration and settlement; youth from immigrant families; place-based community development; social work internationalization and indigenization; social policy and process

Areas of Practice: Working with immigrants and refugees; critical cross-cultural social work practice; group work in community setting; community development and organization; case management