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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.


Faculty

Kathy Absolon
Professor
Director, Centre for Indigegogy
(Sabbatical July 1/21 - June 30/22)

Bree Akesson
Associate Professor
Global Adversity and Wellbeing Research Group

Tina Armstrong
Elder-in-Residence

Amilah Baksh
Lecturer

Robert Basso
Vice-Chair, Research Ethics Board
Associate Dean, Bachelor of Social Work Program
Associate Professor, Social Work
(Sabbatical July 1/21 - June 30/22)

Cheryl-Anne Cait
Associate Professor
(Sabbatical Jan 1/22 - June 30/22)

Gary Cameron
Professor Emeritus

Ann Curry-Stevens
Professor
(Sabbatical July 1/21 - June 30/22)

Abdelfettah Elkchirid
Associate Professor
(Sabbatical July 1/21 - June 30/22)

Marshall Fine
Professor Emeritus

Nancy Freymond
Associate Professor

Gus Hill
Lyle S. Hallman Chair in Child and Family Welfare
Associate Professor

Lori Hill
Associate Dean: Indigenous Field of Study
Associate Professor

Kathy Hogarth
Dean

Banakonda Kennedy-Kish Bell
Elder-In-Residence

Maryam Khan
Assistant Professor

Martha Kumsa
Professor Emeritus

Ginette Lafrenière
Associate Dean: Master of Social Work Programs
Associate Professor
Director, Social Innovation Research Group
Director, Manulife Centre for Community Health Research

Timothy Leduc
Associate Professor
(Sabbatical July 1/21 - December 31/21)

Deena Mandell
Professor Emeritus

Laura Mastronardi
Instructor

Cameron McKenzie
Assistant Professor

Sonia Meerai
Lecturer

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

Anh Ngo
Assistant Professor

Bill O'Leary
Assistant Professor

Shoshana Pollack
Director, Walls to Bridges
Professor

Jennifer Root
Acting Associate Dean: Bachelor of Social Work Program
Associate Professor

Nuha Dwaikat Shaer
Lecturer

Michelle Skop
Assistant Professor

Carol Stalker
Professor Emeritus

Eliana Suarez
Associate Professor

Eli Teram
Professor Emeritus

Anne Westhues
Professor Emeritus

Michael Woodford
Associate Dean: PhD Program
Professor

Contract Academic Faculty 2021-22

Virginia Amato-Powers
Instructor

Stephanie Baker
Instructor

Bibi Baksh
Instructor

Gebre Berihun
Instructor

Shauna Bernardon
Instructor

Thomas (Mike) Bratton
Instructor

Ben Carniol
Instructor

Samantha Clarke
Instructor

Alesya Courtnage
Instructor

Ian DeGeer
Instructor

Giselle Dias
Instructor

Alishau Diebold
Instructor

Elizabeth Dougherty
Instructor

Anita (Rachel) Ewan
Instructor

Sue Gallagher
Instructor

Amar Ghelani
Instructor

David Grand
Instructor

Cara Grosset
Instructor

Charles Gyan
Instructor

Halina Haag
Instructor

Esther Hayford
Instructor

Lirondel Hazineh
Instructor

Jessica Hutchison
Instructor

Kimberly Jewers-Dailley
Instructor

Amy Keladis
Instructor

Oleksandr (Sasha) Kondrashov
Instructor

Christinia Landry
Instructor

Kelly Laurila
Instructor

Maryam Motia
Instructor

Angela Murie
Instructor

Leslie Nichols
Instructor

Mary (Janet) Noble
Instructor

Marg Notar
Instructor

Sarah Pearson
Instructor

Melissa Popiel
Instructor

Maxxine Rattner
Instructor

Nancy Riedel Bowers
Instructor

Kate Ross-Rudow
Instructor

Takhmina Shokirova
Instructor

Nadine Smith
Instructor

Stewart Smith
Instructor

Amanda Thompson
Instructor

Tin Vo
Instructor

Wanda Wagler-Martin
Instructor

Nicole Wemigans
Instructor

Lihua Yang
Instructor

Postdoctoral Researchers

Kim Jackson

Jada Renee Koushik

Rachelle Miele

Librarians

Roberta Ellington
User Services Supervisor

Vera Fesnak
Head, Copyright and Resource Delivery Services

Meredith Fischer
Social Work Librarian

Staff

Yumna Al-Adeimi
Manager, MSW Field Education

Lynn Beney
Recruitment and Admissions Specialist

Michelle Corbett
Senior Administrative Officer

Giselle Dias
Program Administrator, Indigegogy

Tanya Diriye
Senior Administrative Assistant (on leave)

Jennifer Dunlop
BSW Field Manager
519.756.8228 x5488

Lua Eghanian
MSW Field Advisor and Placement Coordinator

Karen Frensch
Project Coordinator, Global Adversity and Well Being Research Group

Peggy Freymond
Administrative Coordinator, PhD and MSW Programs

Alexa Grodecki
MSW Field Advisor and Placement Coordinator (on leave)

Margaret Haskell
BSW Field Education Administrative Coordinator

Meghan Horton
Online Field and Program Coordinator

Lynne Jordan
Manager, Faculty of Social Work Professional Development

Breanna Kersey (on leave)
Field Planning and Placement Coordinator

Beatrice Leja
BSW Field Coordinator

Zaida Leon
Faculty Administrative Assistant

Anne Linkletter
Administrative Manager

Anna Markov
Student Experience and Outreach Coordinator

Raven Morand
Administrative Assistant, Indigegogy

Jocelyn Newman
Field Advisor and Placement Coordinator

Hilary Potts
Field Planning and Placement Coordinator

Deborah Russell
Programs and Admissions Coordinator

Alicia Schiassi
Senior Administrative Assistant

Jade Squire
Administrative Assistant, Professional Development and Alumni Relations

Brendan Stewart
Professional Development Coordinator

Anum Urooj-Sage
Field Advisor and Placement Coordinator

Tracey Watson
MSW Field Advisor and Placement Coordinator

Melissa Weaver
Academic Program Administrator, BSW Program

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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