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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

Amilah Baksh

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
Professor Emeritus

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

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
Associate Professor

Deena Mandell
Professor Emeritus

Laura Mastronardi

Cameron McKenzie
Assistant Professor

Sonia Meerai

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

Anh Ngo
Assistant Professor

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


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 Recruiter

Peggy Freymond
Administrative Coordinator, PhD and MSW Programs

Alexa Grodecki
MSW Field Advisor and Recruiter

Margaret Haskell
BSW Field Education Assistant
519.756.8228 x5460

Lynne Jordan
Coordinator, Professional Development and Alumni Relations

Breanna Kersey
MSW Field Education Assistant

Lisa Leiher
MSW Field Advisor and Recruiter

Zaida Leon
Faculty Administrative Assistant

Anne Linkletter
Senior Administrative Assistant

Cara Loft
Coordinator, Indigenous Field of Study

Deborah Russell
Programs and Admissions Coordinator

Erin Schreiter
MSW Field Advisor and Recruiter

Jade Squire
Administrative Assistant, Professional Development and Alumni Relations

Sarah Syrett
BSW Field Coordinator

Tracey Watson
Coordinator, MSW Field Education

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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