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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.


Full-Time Faculty

Kathy Absolon-King
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator: Aboriginal Field of Study

Bree Akesson
Assistant Professor

Tina Armstrong
Part-Time Elder-in-Residence

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

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

Dawn Buzza
Acting Dean, Faculty of Social Work

Cheryl-Anne Cait
Associate Professor

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

Lea Caragata
Associate Dean: Social Work PhD Program
Professor
Academic Integrity Advisor

Abdelfettah Elkchirid
Lecturer

Nancy Freymond
Associate Professor

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

Lori Hill
Assistant Professor    

Martha Kuwee Kumsa
Professor

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

Tim Leduc
Assistant Professor

Judith Levene
Associate Professor Emeritus

Deena Mandell
Associate Professor

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

Shoshana Pollack
Professor

Jennifer Root
Assistant Professor

Malcolm Saulis
Associate Professor

Michelle Skop
Assistant Professor

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

Eli Teram
Professor 

Anne Westhues
Professor Emeritus

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

Part-Time Faculty

Stephanie Baker
Instructor   

Bibi Baksh
Instructor

Gebrehiwot Berihun
Instructor    

Jon Boyd
Instructor

Morgan Braganza
Instructor   

Samantha Clarke
Instructor

Ian DeGeer
Instructor

Rebecca Earhart
Instructor

D'Arcy Farlow
Instructor

Lisa Fiksenbaum
Instructor

Sue Gallagher
Instructor

Ernie Ginsler
Instructor

Cara Grosset
Instructor

Charles Gyan
Instructor

Halina (Lin) Haag
Instructor

Sandy Hoy
Instructor    

Karun Karki
Instructor

Garrett Lafoose
Instructor

Kelly Laurila
Instructor

Leslie Nichols
Instructor

Marg Notar
Instructor

Melissa Popiel
Instructor   

Nancy Riedel Bowers
Instructor 

Kate Ross-Rudow
Instructor

Takhmina Shokirova
Instructor

Aaron Smith
Instructor

Wen Juan (Helen) Song
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)

Administrative Staff 

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

Lynn Beney
Recruitment and Admissions Specialist

Michelle Corbett
FSW Programs and Admission Coordinator

Tanya Diriye
Senior Administrative Assistant

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

Peggy Freymond
FSW Programs Assistant

Caroline Hissa
Assistant, MSW Field Education (on leave)

Lynne Jordan
Coordinator, Professional Development and Alumni Relations

Zaida Leon
Administrative Assistant

Cara Loft
Coordinator, Aboriginal Field of Study

Roger Mainland
Associate Coordinator, MSW Field Education (acting)

Linda Norton
Senior Administrative Officer

Lauren Price
Assistant, MSW Field Education (acting)

Nancy Schwindt
Coordinator, MSW Field Education (acting)

Jade Squire
Administrative Assistant, FSW Programs, Professional Development and Alumni Relations

Rebecca Skillman
Financial Analyst

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


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