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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Kathy Absolon
Associate Professor

Bree Akesson
Associate Professor

Tina Armstrong

Robert Basso
Vice-Chair, Research Ethics Board
Associate Professor, Social Work
Associate Dean, Bachelor of Social Work Program

Dawn Buzza
Dean, Faculty of Social Work
Professor, Faculty of Education

Cheryl-Anne Cait
Associate Professor

Gary Cameron
Lyle S. Hallman Chair in Child and Family Welfare 

Lea Caragata
Associate Dean, PhD Program
Academic Integrity Advisor (Waterloo Campus)

Ann Curry-Stevens
Associate Professor

Abdelfettah Elkchirid
Assistant Professor

Marshall Fine
Professor Emeritus

Nancy Freymond
Associate Professor
Associate Dean, Master of Social Work

Charles Gyan
Assistant Professor

Gus Hill
Associate Professor
Associate Dean, Indigenous Field of Study

Lori Hill
Associate Professor

Banakonda Kennedy-Kish Bell

Maryam Khan
Assistant Professor

Martha Kuwee Kumsa

Ginette Lafrenière
Associate Professor
Director, Social Innovation Research Group
Director, Manulife Centre for Community Health Research

Timothy Leduc
Assistant Professor

Deena Mandell
Professor Emeritus

Laura Mastronardi

Cameron McKenzie

Magnus Mfoafo-M'Carthy
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa

Anh Ngo

Shoshana Pollack

Jennifer Root
Associate Professor

Nuha Dwaikat Shaer

Michelle Skop
Assistant Professor

Carol Stalker
Professor Emeritus

Eliana Suarez
Associate Professor

Eli Teram
Professor Emeritus

Anne Westhues
Professor Emeritus

Michael Woodford
Associate Professor


Roberta Ellington
User Services Supervisor

Vera Fesnak
Head, Copyright and Resource Delivery Services

Meredith Fischer
Social Work Librarian

Gina Matesic
Social Work Librarian (on leave)


Yumna Al-Adeimi
Coordinator, MSW Field Education

Emma Arppe-Robertson
Online Field and Systems Coordinator

Lynn Beney
Recruitment and Admissions Specialist

Michelle Corbett
Senior Administrative Officer

Giselle Dias
Program Administrator, Indigegogy

Tanya Diriye
Senior Administrative Assistant

Ashley Donsberger
Academic Program Assistant, Bachelor of Social Work

Jennifer Dunlop
BSW Field Coordinator
519.756.8228 x5488

Karen Frensch
Research Project Manager, Partnerships for Children and Families Project

Peggy Freymond
Programs Assistant

Margaret Haskell
BSW Field Education Assistant
519.756.8228 x5460

Meghan Horton
Online Field and Systems Coordinator (on leave)

Lynne Jordan
Coordinator, Professional Development and Alumni Relations

Breanna Kersey
Field Education Assistant

Lisa Leiher
Field Advisor and Recruiter

Zaida Leon
Faculty Administrative Assistant

Anne Linkletter
Intermediate Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Cara Loft
Coordinator, Indigenous Field of Study

Deborah Russell
Programs and Admissions Coordinator

Erin Schreiter
Field Advisor and Recruiter

Jade Squire
Administrative Assistant, Professional Development and Alumni Relations

Sarah Syrett
Associate BSW Field Coordinator

Sue Turner
Field Advisor and Recruiter

Tracey Watson
Field Advisor and Recruiter

Polin Younano
Financial Analyst

Magnus Mfoafo-M’Carthy

Faculty Profile

Magnus Mfoafo-M’Carthy has more than 15 years of social work practice experience in New York, British Columbia and Ontario. He has worked with individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness, HIV/AIDS, adolescent sex offenders, youth in conflict with the law and adults diagnosed with serious mental illness. Mfoafo-M’Carthy’s research examines serious mental illness and stigma among immigrant communities. He is also interested in postcolonial and critical race theories, social justice and anti-oppressive practice.


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