Field Research Scholars

About Field Research Scholars

The Field Research Scholars Program is comprised of scholars with similar goals, interests and backgrounds, who share their research with one another. This project recruited graduate and doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, recent graduates and emerging and experienced scholars to collaborate on topics that relate to social work field education.

The participants accepted into the Field Research Scholars Program collaborated with one another on research topics related to field education. Research projects and initiatives conducted by scholars were showcased during seminars and facilitated discussions surrounded future research directions, feedback and relation to field education.

This program is designed to foster and develop the working knowledge and skills of students in the areas of research, field education and mentorship.

Program Overview

The following resource serves to further highlight the mission, goals, and background of the Field Research Scholars Program in a visual format.

Field Research Scholars: Now Recruiting!

The TFEL Project is inviting applications for the Field Research Scholars program for the 2021/2022 academic year.

The Field Research Scholars Program is designed for social work graduate students (MSW/PhD), postdoctoral scholars and early career faculty members who are passionate about research in field education. Participants are invited to present on their field research and scholarship in biweekly seminars and to discuss the implications of their research for field education.

Field Research Scholars will be provided with a $500 honorarium.

Who Can Apply?

Social work graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and early-career faculty members in Canada and internationally.

Application Details:

Apply by submitting the following to tfelproject@ucalgary.ca

  • Resume and cover letter
  • A 100–200-word statement including your name, address, level of education, institution, topic/area of interest and why you are interested in this program.

Closing Date for Submission: October 8th, 2021

Field Research Scholar Coordinators

(2021-2022)

Evalyna Bogdan, PhD

Emmanuel Chilanga, PhD

Vibha Kaushik, PhD.

Yassannah Nurudeen, PhD student

Field Research Scholars

Scholar Name Degree/Education Level University
Muhammad Arshad Abbasi PhD University of the Punjab
Wasif Ali PhD University of Calgary
Happiness Anekwe MSW student McGill University
Benedicta Asante MSW student University of Calgary
Muhammad Amir Aslam PhD Candidate University of the Punjab
Helen Asrate PhD Student University of Gondar (Ethiopia)
Bekele Molla Ayele MSW University of Gondar
Keleme Zenebe Ayele PhD Student University of Gondar (Ethiopia)
Nicole Balbuena MSW student University of California
Natalie Beck PhD University of Tennessee
Connie Bird PhD Student University of British Columbia
Eva Angelyna Bogdan Post Doctoral Fellow University of Calgary
Emmanuel Chilanga PhD University of Calgary
Rebecca Christopher MSW University of South Carolina
Alise de Bie Das Post Doctoral McMaster University
Emma De Vynck MSW thesis student University of Calgary
Premela Deck PhD/JD (Law) University of North Carolina (Massachusetts)
Ajnaw Alemie Desta PhD Student University of Gondar (Ethiopia)
Jacqueline Fields Post-Doctoral University of Calgary
Regina Futcher MSW student University of Pittsburgh
Shambel Desale Gashaw MSW University of Gondar
Rory Glover MSW student University of Texas Pan American
Anita R. Gooding PhD Student Portland University
Cassandra Gouschuk MSW thesis student University of British Columbia (Okanogan)
Zipporah Greenslade MSW student University of Calgary
Meredith Greig MSW student Dalhousie University
Alison Grittner PhD Candidate University of Calgary
Alexandra Holtom MSW student McGill University
Jill Hoselton MSW student University of Calgary
Katka Hrncic-Lipvic PhD Student University of Windsor (Ontario)
Rahul Jain PhD University of Northern British Columbia
Courtney Jones MSW student Western Michigan University
Vibha Kaushik Post Doctoral Fellow University of Calgary
Maryam Khalid MSW University of the Punjab
Kaltrina Kusari PhD Student University of Calgary
Naomi Levitz-Shobola PhD Candidate University of Windsor (Ontario)
Alexandra Mack MSW student Howard University (Washington)
Esra Magsoud MSW student University of Toronto
Godfrey Makoha MSW student McGill University
Michael Martin MSW Savannah State University
Robin Metcalfe MSW student University of British Columbia
Nathaniel Mosseau MSW student McGill University
Emily Murphy PhD Candidate Mercy College
Mohammed Nurudeen Musah PhD Candidate University of Calgary
Syeda Manahil Naqvi MSW student University of the Punjab
Kanako Okuda PhD George Mason University (Fairvax, VA)
Frank Pangani MSW student University of Malawi
Tiahna Pantovich MSW student Howard University
Amy Judy Parsons PhD Candidate Memorial University
Adnan Riaz PhD Candidate University of Punjab
Diego Suarez Rojas MSW/PhD Student Boston College School of Social Work
Endalkachew Taye Shiferaw PhD Student University of Gondar (Ethiopia)
Suleyman Shikur  PhD Student University of Gondar (Ethiopia)
Jamin Short MSW student University of British Columbia
Lindsay Snoke MSW student University of Pittsburgh
Tricia Snyder PhD Student Georgetown University
Getachew Gebeyaw Tadese MSW University of Gondar
Tiye’ Taylor MSW student University of Michigan
Rajneek Thind MSW student University of Calgary
Samantha Troung MSW student University of British Columbia
Margaret Janse van Rensburg PhD Student Carleton University (Ontario)
Rianna Warkentin MSW student University of British Columbia
Neisha G. Wiley PhD student Wright State University (Ohio)
Agnes Gogo Wizi-Kambala MSW Catholic University of Malawi
Karen Lok Yi Wong MSW student University of British Columbia

Field Research Scholars Seminar Presentations

Presentation (Recording is Linked in Title) Presenter Date
Field Education in the Immigrant-Serving Sector (timestamp: 00:38) Dr. Vibha Kaushik May 05, 2022
Anti-Racist Social Work…But Are We Ready? (timestamp: 24:16) Zipporah Greenslade December 10, 2020
Multimodal Integration: Transforming Our Learning (timestamp: 16:44) Diego Suárez Rojas December 12, 2020
Autism Knowledge in Social Workers: Field Education Implications (timestamp: 00:00) Margaret Janse van Rensburg January 5, 2021
Community-Focused Drinking Water Governance: A Case Study of the Punjab – Pakistan (timestamp: 00:23) Wasif Ali January 7, 2021
Exploration of Research in the Field Education Landscape (timestamp: 29:37) Nathaniel Mosseau January 7, 2021
(E) Raced: Race and Use of Self Amongst BIPOC Social Workers (timestamp: 0:00) Anita Gooding January 19, 2021
Assessing the Impact of Nutrition Education on Gender Roles & Childcare in Northern Malawi (timestamp: 03:00) Emmanuel Chilanga January 21, 2021
LGBTQ+ Topics in Social Work Research, Practice, and Field Education (timestamp: 29:51) Regina Futcher January 21, 2021
Settlement and Integration Needs of Skilled Immigrants in Calgary: A Mixed Methods Study (timestamp: 00:00)  Vibha Kaushik February 2, 2021
Social Work Students, Mental Health and Field Education Challenges (timestamp: 35:15) Emily Murphy February 2, 2021
Young Family Caregivers in Racialised and Immigrant Populations (timestamp: 02:15) Happiness Anekwe February 4, 2021
Enhancing Field Education Perception in Mainland China (timestamp: 00:01) Tiahna Pantovich February 16, 2021
Gender Effects of Migration on Migrants to Arabian Countries (timestamp: 33:30) Kelem Zenebe Ayele February 16, 2021
Culturally Responsive Child Welfare Practices – An Integrative Literature Review (timestamp: 01:00) Alexandra Mack February 16, 2021
Exploring the Lived Experiences of Spiritual Distress (timestamp: 00:27) Emma De Vynck March 2, 2021
Social Work Field Education Experience with Non-Social Work Field Supervisors – In a Research Practicum Context During COVID-19 (timestamp: 00:46)  Karen Lok Yi Wong March 4, 2021
Oppression in Helping Professions: The Role of Social Work Education and Field Practice (timestamp: 00:10) Courtney Jones March 16, 2021
Bringing Sex Positivity to Social Work (timestamp: 30:18) Lindsey Snoke March 16, 2021
Environmental Justice and Social Work (timestamp: 00:02) Jamin Short March 18, 2021
Kintsugi: Choosing the Path of Transformation in Social Field Work (timestamp: 00:35) Kanako Okuda March 30, 2021
Attitudes Towards Domestic Violence: Implications for Social Work Field Education (timestamp: 28:33) Benedicta Asante March 30, 2021
Ethics (timestamp: 0:00) Premela Deck April 1, 2021
The Mental Health Act(timestamp: 1:15) Rianna Warkentin April 13, 2021
Exploring the Perspectives of Punjabi Women Who Have Accessed Mental Health Supports in Alberta – Decolonizing Mental Health (timestamp: 33:16) Ranjeek Thind April 13, 2021
Sensory Arts-Based Storytelling as Critical Reflection (timestamp: 0:00) Allison Grittner April 15, 2021
Factors Contributing to Secondary School Dropout of Rural Girls: The Case of the Amhara Region Oromiya Special Zone (timestamp: 3:07) Helen Asrate April 27, 2021
An Exploration of the Lived Experiences of Social Work Students with Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Field Education Practicum (timestamp: 5:54) Password: HSS^7PP3 Emily Murphy April 29, 2021
The Resilience of Urban Refugees in Ethiopia: The Case of Eritrean and Somali Refugees in Addis Ababa City (timestamp: 34:10) Password: HSS^7PP3 Endalkachew Taye April 29, 2021
Compassion Fatigue Volunteering Vulnerability Among Volunteer Caregivers (timestamp: 22:16) Password: $=R0EG*# Addis Ababa May 11, 2021
Using E-Portfolios within Social Word Education (timestamp: 50:59) Password: $=R0EG*# Tricia Snyder May 11, 2021
Building and Maintaining a Strong Field Education Community: A Conceptual Exploration (timestamp: 8:47) Rebecca Christopher May 18, 2021
Addressing Class in Field: Economic Justice and Unpaid Social Work Practicums (timestamp: 5:38) Password: JG5D7&Sb Dr. Natalie Beck May 20, 2021
Undocumented Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Violence: Access to Domestic Violence Resources (timestamp: 36:09) Password: JG5D7&Sb Nicole Balbuona May 20, 2021
“Is this Really Social Work?” Facilitating Practicums in a Digital World(timestamp: 00:00) Dr. Wayne Ambrose-Miller Naomi Levitz Shobola Milena Sanson May 25, 2021
Understanding the Impact of School Refusal/Truancy on Placement Breakdown of Foster Care (timestamp: 7:17) Password: J0wK%!4d Connie Bird May 27, 2021
Status, Challenges and Strategies of BSW Field Education at the Department of Social Work, University of Gondor (timestamp: 34:35) Password: J0wK%!4d Ajanaw Alemie May 27, 2021
Field Research Scholars Welcome Seminar Dr. Julie Drolet December 2, 2021
Incorporating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Social Work Field Education (timestamp: 00:00) Dr. Wasif Ali December 16, 2021
“Planting the seed”: Inspiring and Acculturating Social Work Students to Become Field Educators (timestamp: 26:04) Esra Magsoud December 16, 2021
Literature Review: Pillars of Green Social Work (timestamp: 00:00) Meredith Greig January 13, 2022
Experiences with Distance Supervision of Social Work Field Placements During COVID-19: Challenges and Recommendations (timestamp: 20:45) Dr. Rahul Jain, Dr. Heather Peters, and Dr. Indrani Margolin January 13, 2022
Understanding Intimate Partner Violence as a Social Determinant of Child Morbidity in Rural Malawi (timestamp: 00:30) Emmanuel Chilanga January 27, 2022
(Re)Imagining Inclusion of Marginalized Voices in Social Work Education and Practice: Highlighting Children in Street Situations (timestamp: 25:25) Yassannah Nurudeeh January 27, 2022
The Practice and Roles of CBR for Inclusive Education and Community-Social Life of Youth with Disabilities (timestamp: 00:00) Getachew Gebeyaw February 24, 2022
Psycho Social Wellbeing of Correction Inmates (children and their incarcerated moms) and Implication for Social Work Field Education in Ethiopia (timestamp: 27:35) Shambel Desale February 24, 2022
Social Work Fieldwork Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Perspectives From Social Work Educators In Uganda (timestamp: 00:00) Godfrey Makoha March 10, 2022
Challenges to Social Work Field Education: Evidences from Pakistan (timestamp: 33:44) Muhammad Arshad March 10, 2022
Understanding the Field Education Landscape: Exploring the Perspectives of Social Work Field Education Coordinators and Field Instructors in Atlantic Canada (timestamp: 00:00) Amy Parsons March 24, 2022
Social Work Field Practicum: A Reflection of Students’ Placement Experiences and Perspectives in Malawi (timestamp: 34:00) Agnes Kambala March 24, 2022
The Experiences of Non-Professional Social Work Field Instructors in the Field Education Implementation in Ethiopia: In the Case of University of Gondar (UoG), Ethiopia (timestamp: 00:00) Bekele Molla April 7, 2022
Confronting White Femininity in Community-Based Social Work Practice: Strategies for Engaging in Social Justice Praxis in Field Education (timestamp: 00:00) Jill Hoselton April 22, 2022
A Reflection on the Social Work Student as a Wounded Healer (timestamp: 18:48) Emily Murphy April 22, 2022
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