H. Monty Montgomery is cis-gender male of Irish-Canadian and Mi’kmaq ancestry who has maintained residences in urban and rural BC for over 40 years. He has steadfastly worked to develop and maintain strong relationships in service to First Nations governments and non-profit Aboriginal organizations across the unceded territories of the many tribal Nations of British Columbia.
Monty’s graduate degrees are in Social Work (MSW – UVic) and Education (PhD – USask) and since 2003 he taught numerous undergrad and graduate level courses for UVic and URegina. He holds adjunct faculty affiliations with URegina and UToronto. Beyond his academic career, he has held leadership positions with First Nations Child and Family serving organizations in Saskatchewan and BC. His professional experience includes social welfare policy development for First Nations and Provincial governments and planning, developing and administering First Nations Social Development, Post-Secondary Education and Child Welfare programs.
Dr. Montgomery joined the UBC Faculty of Arts (School of Social Work) at the Associate Professor rank in August 2020. While he has assisted many people on their learning journeys over the years, he is particularly heartened by witnessing undergraduate and graduate students as they develop and deepen their understandings of Indigenous knowledges and practices.