Meet the Team

Co-Investigators

Co-Investigators bring social work research, field education, and training mentorship experience to the partnership.

Collaborators

Collaborators support the partnership through research and training initiatives.

Partners

Partners include Canadian and foreign post-secondary institutions, professional associations, regulatory bodies, government departments and for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, who support partnership activities.

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Dr. Julie Drolet, PH.D, RSW

Project Director

Dr. Julie Drolet is Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary and Project Director of the TFEL partnership. Her research in the field of international social work focuses on disaster social work, immigrant settlement and integration, social protection, social development, and social work field education. She is a registered social worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW). She collaborates with several interdisciplinary teams of scholars on various research project, and employs numerous students as research assistants.

Anna Iliscupidez, BSW, RSW

Project Coordinator

As Project Coordinator, Anna is responsible for project management and the administrative needs for the TFEL project. Anna is also a School Social Worker with Edmonton Catholic Schools in Alberta.

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Postdoctoral Scholars

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Dr. Wasif Ali – Postdoctoral Scholar
Start Date: November 2, 2020
Dr. Wasif Ali’s educational background, academic training, and professional experience have focused on community development and qualitative field studies. He was awarded a research fellowship at Life Cycle Management Lab, School of Engineering – University of British Columbia, as part of his Ph.D. program.

Dr. Ali began his professional career with the Asian Development Bank as a community development expert for the Pakistan region. He led and coordinated community and stakeholder engagement initiatives and established a sustainable development center at the University of Management and Technology (UMT) Pakistan. Before joining TFEL, he served UNICEF as a national consultant in the Asia Pacific Region.

As an assistant professor, he has taught Social Work Theory and Practice, Community Development and Social Sustainability.  His research has been published in international scholarly journals and presented in various conferences/forums.

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Dr. Jacqueline Fields- Postdoctoral Scholar
Start Date: November 16, 2020
Dr. Jacqueline Fields is a Social Work Educator at the Faculty of Social Work (Calgary Division), University of Calgary. Her areas of interest include collaborative leadership in social services and educational leadership in post-secondary institutions. She has been the research coordinator for several large projects, notably, child maltreatment, and a Teaching Scholars Program which yielded two publications and multiple conference presentations.

Since 2016, Jacqueline has been a sessional instructor at the Faculty of Social Work, and through her teaching of both BSW and MSW practicum courses, she has collaborated frequently with the Field Education Office teams.

She is also a research consultant at the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary.

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Dr. Alan Godfrey, Ph.D
Start Date: To be determined
Dr. Alan Godfrey. A, is a Social Work Educator, specialized in the field of Community Development. His area of interest includes Tribal Research, Caste and Gender Discrimination in the Indian context. He has been a resource person for workshops on Research Methodology and SPSS at various universities/colleges and has several presentations and publications to his credit. Since 2016, he has been working as an Assistant Professor with the Department of Social Work, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bengaluru, India and has been the Fieldwork Coordinator for Office of Field Work Education since 2018.

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Dr. Abebe Fekadu Adera, Ph.D
Start Date: To be determined
Dr. Abebe Fekadu is an Assistant Professor of Social Work and Social Development at the Department of Social Work, University of Gondar. Before joining the Department he was a Lecturer of Counseling Psychology and worked as the head of the Department of Psychology. He also previously served as an Assistant Registrar of College of Social Sciences and the Humanities at the same University. Abebe earned his PhD degree at Addis Ababa University in 2018, and his main research interests include health promotion and unnatural deaths.

Practicum Students

Mohammad (Omid) Idris Alemi, MSW Practicum Student
Spring/Summer 2020

Joan Bosire, MSW Practicum Student
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Cindy Nguyen, MSW Practicum Student
Spring/Summer 2020

Lula Adam, MSW Practicum Student
Fall 2020

Hilary Daum, MSW Practicum Student
Fall 2020

Andrea Rosenberger,  BSW Practicum Student
Spring/Summer 2020

Marina Hirning, BSW Practicum Student
Spring/Summer 2020

Lacey Stewart, BSW Practicum Student
Spring/Summer 2020

Heather Shenton, BSW Practicum Student
Spring/Summer 2020

Research Assistants

Lula Adam, MSW Student Research Assistant
Fall 2020

Diana Adamo, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Mohammad Idris Alemi, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Cara Au, BSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Lauren Birks, MSW Student Research Assistant
Fall/Winter 19/20 – June 2020

Joan Bosire, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Nikki Cheslock, BSW Student Research Assistant
Fall 2020

Emmanuel Chilanga, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Milene da Silva, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Hilary Daum, MSW Student Research Assistant
Fall 2020

Emma De Vynck, MSW Student Research Assistant
Fall 2020

Alana Dick, BSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Nicole Dube, BSW Student Research Assistant
Fall 2020

Vanessa Finley-Roy, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Clarissa Foss, BSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Monica Franco, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Miranda Gamboa, BSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Jesse Henton, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Marina Hirning, BSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Oriana Ho, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Heather Holdsworth, BSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Jesse Holt, BSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Lavender Huang, MSW Student Research Assistant
Fall 2020

Illana Huckell, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Allison Iriye, MSW Student Research Assistant
Fall 2020

Louisa Jaslow, BSW Student Research Assistant
Fall 2020

Kristina Laban, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Ashley Labossiere, BSW Student Research Assistant
Fall 2020

Emma Lee, MSW Student Research Assistant
Fall 2020

Ory Li Pi Shan, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Kerry Low, MSW Student Research Assistant
Fall 2020

Jamie Maher, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Amy Martin, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Ellen Mi, BSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Lauren Migrino, BSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Nate Mosseau, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Nozipho Moyo, BSW Student Research Assistant
Winter 2020

Cindy Nguyen, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Amanda Nickerson, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Jenna Nieves MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Melissa Noble, BSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Jessica Ossais, BSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Monika Paktas, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Elisa Poon, BSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Monica Romero, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Andrea Rosenberger-Deleeuw, BSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Imogene Roulson, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Sasha Sharma, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Heather Shenton, BSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Lacey Stewart, BSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Dillon K. Traber, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Gabriela Verdicchio, BSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer 2020

Jayden Wickman, BSW Student Research Assistant
Winter 2020, Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Jeff Walsh, P.H.d Candidate
Fall 2020

Tamar Wolofsky, MSW Student Research Assistant
Spring/Summer/Fall 2020

Esmaa Zioueche, BSW Student Research Assistant
Winter 2020

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