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Being 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.


Waterloo Campus

Faculty

Kathy Absolon
Associate Professor, Associate Dean: Aboriginal Field of Study

Bree Akesson
Assistant Professor

Tina Armstrong
Part-Time Elder-in-Residence

Stephanie Baker
Instructor

Bibi Baksh
Instructor

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

Evelyn Bent-Rattray
Instructor

Gebrehiwot Berihun
Instructor

Nancy Riedel Bowers
Instructor

Jon Boyd
Instructor

Morgan Braganza
Instructor

Dawn Buzza
Acting Dean, Faculty of Social Work

Cheryl-Anne Cait
Associate Professor

Gary Cameron
Professor, Lyle S. Hallman Chair in Child and Family Welfare (on sabbatical Jan. 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017)

Judith Cantwell
Instructor

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

Samantha Clarke
Instructor

Ian DeGeer
Instructor

Rebecca Earhart
Instructor

Abdelfettah Elkchirid
Lecturer

D'Arcy Farlow
Instructor

Lisa Fiksenbaum
Instructor

Nancy Freymond
Associate Professor

Sue Gallagher
Instructor

Ernie Ginsler
Instructor

Cara Grosset
Instructor

Charles Gyan
Instructor

Halina (Lin) Haag
Instructor

Gus Hill
Associate Professor (on sabbatical July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017)

Lori Hill
Assistant Professor

Sandy Hoy
Instructor

Karun Karki
Instructor

Banakonda Kennedy-Kish Bell
Full-Time Elder-In-Residence

Martha Kuwee Kumsa
Professor

Garrett Lafosse
Instructor

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

Kelly Laurila
Instructor

Timothy Leduc
Assistant Professor

Judith Levene
Associate Professor Emeritus

Deena Mandell
Associate Professor

Sonia Meerai
Instructor

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

Leslie Nichols
Instructor

Marg Notar
Instructor

Shoshana Pollack
Professor

Melissa Popiel
Instructor

Jason Robinson
Instructor

Jennifer Root
Assistant Professor

Kate Ross-Rudow
Instructor

Malcolm Saulis
Associate Professor

Takhmina Shokirova
Instructor

Michelle Skop
Assistant Professor

Aaron Smith
Instructor

Wen Juan (Helen) Song
Instructor

Carol Stalker
Professor Emeritus

Eliana Suarez
Associate Professor
Associate Dean, Master of Social Work Program

Eli Teram
Professor

Anne Westhues
Professor Emeritus

Michael Woodford
Associate Professor (on sabbatical Jan. 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017)

Leslie Yaffa
Instructor

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.

Librarians

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)

Staff

Yumna Al-Adeimi
Coordinator, MSW Field Education (on leave)

Lynn Beney
Recruitment and Admissions Specialist

Michelle Corbett
Programs and Admission Coordinator

Tanya Diriye
Senior Administrative Assistant (on leave)

Ashley Donsberger
Academic Program Assistant, Bachelor of Social Work

Jennifer Dunlop
Acting Field Education Coordinator (BSW Program)

Roberta Ellington
Access Services, Reference Associate

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

Peggy Freymond
Programs Assistant

Margaret Haskell
Practicum Assistant, Faculty of Social Work

Caroline Hissa
Program Assistant, MSW Field Education

Sandra Hoy
Associate Director of Research

Lynne Jordan
Coordinator, Professional Development and Alumni Relations

Zaida Leon
Faculty Administrative Assistant

Cara Loft
Coordinator, Aboriginal Field of Study Program

Roger Mainland
Acting Associate Coordinator, MSW Field Education

Jennifer Maxwell
Acting Associate Field Education Coordinator (BSW Program)

Nancy Schwindt
Acting Coordinator, MSW Field Education

Rebecca Skillman
Financial Analyst

Jade Squire
Administrative Assistant, Professional Development and Alumni Relations

Shoshana Pollack

Faculty Profile

“I have been working with and beside incarcerated women since 1991 when I began my MSW practicum at the former Kingston Prison for Women. Over the last 22 years I have continued my practice, research, scholarship and advocacy in the area of the criminalization and imprisonment of women. It was with great enthusiasm that I joined with Simone Davis to develop Inside-Out programming in Canada and at Laurier’s Faculty of Social work.”

– Shoshana Pollack

Brantford Campus

Faculty

Bree Akesson
Assistant Professor

Amilah Baksh
Instructor

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

Evelyn Bent-Rattray
Instructor

Judith Cantwell
Instructor

Ian DeGeer
Instructor

Abdelfettah Elkchirid
Lecturer

Tim Leduc
Assistant Professor

Sonia Meerai
Instructor

Jason Robinson
Instructor

Jennifer Root
Assistant Professor

Michelle Skop
Assistant Professor

Leslie Yaffa
Instructor

Staff

Ashley Donsberger
Academic Program Assistant

Jennifer Dunlop
Acting Field Education Coordinator

Margaret Haskell
Field Education Assistant

Jennifer Maxwell
Acting Associate Field Education Coordinator


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