Faculty of Social Work Students, on Calgary Campus

Opportunities to get involved in research 

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Dr. Patrina Duhaney is looking for a Research assistant who will work on several research projects.

  • Hours: Approximately 10-15 hours/week
  • Duration: minimum 6 months commitment with possibility of extension
  • Hourly Wage: $23-25/hour
  • Closing Date: Oct 18, 2022

Please have candidates email their cover letter and resume to Dr. Patrina Duhaney


Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Participants

Current and alumni non-Indigenous students, faculty and staff at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work, are invited to share their interests and experiential needs for reconciliation.

Our research circles will be led by an Elder and supported by research assistants and follow circle protocols; circles will be available in person or via zoom; honorariums will be provided to participants. 

Please email Research Assistant Sandy Rao for additional information and/or to sign up. More information also available here.

The project “Integrating Research Training via the Development of a Social Work Journal ‘Transformative Social Work” invites applications for a Project Coordinator & Student Research Assistant position. This position can work remotely from home due to Covid-19. This is a part-time opportunity for up to 10 hours per week. The main focus of this position is to assist with the development and implementation of a new Faculty of Social Work Journal ‘Transformative Social Work’.

How to apply: Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample of published or other academic work, and names and contact information of two referees by October 10 to: tfelproject@ucalgary.ca. Subject Line: Project Coordinator Application – Name.

Position Description:

The Department of Psychology’s Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) committee is hiring two group facilitators. Facilitators will co-lead an affinity group in the Winter 2023 semester (12 week commitment) for department members. We will host a one-day training in December 2022 (date TBD) to prepare facilitators for this role. Please see attached flyer for further details. Students at all levels that meet the desired skills are welcome to apply! If you have any questions, please email edi.psychology@ucalgary.ca

Lunch Time FSW Research Series

The Faculty is offering a monthly 'lunch hour' research sessions on Zoom for faculty and sessional instructors, doctoral students and MSW thesis students (and interested others). The series will intersperse research topical sessions with opportunities (every second month) for doctoral students and MSW thesis students to present to us all on their research. 

Join via Zoom: https://ucalgary.zoom.us/j/96406902023 
Passcode: 716870

Presentations/sessions all from Noon to 1 pm:

Jan. 11

Visiting scholar presentations:

Nakarin Charoenloasiri: Improving Employment Standard for Gig Workers in Thailand;

Change Zhu: Latent Classification Analysis of Leisure Activities and Their Impact on ADL, IADL and Cognitive Ability of Older Adults: Based on CLHLS (2008-2018)

Feb. 8

Dr. Regine King: Applying Concept Mapping as a Participatory Research Methodological Approach

April 12

Student research presentations

Emma De Vynck: Pulled from the Shore in Search of Spacious Spirituality: the Journeys of Women of Evangelical Christian Backgrounds;

More TBD

May 10

Dr. Kathleen Sitter: Multisensory Storytelling in Research and Knowledge Translation

Black Woman

Black Women's Experiences With the Police in Alberta.

Do you self-identify as a Black female? Are you 18 years old or older? Have you had a previous or current experience with the police? If you answered yes to the above questions, we would like to invite you to participate in a one to one interview that lasts for two hour

Black Man

Study to examine Black people's experience

Faculty of Social Work researchers are looking for participants who identify as Black, willing to share their experiences of racism and discrimination on the University of Calgary campus. Participation involves a short (10-15 min.) online survey.


Student Invitation: Trauma Informed Pedagogy

BSW and MSW students are invited to participate in a research study titled “Understanding Trauma Informed Pedagogy in Online Education during Turbulent Times.” The study involves participating in a 20-minute online survey about your student experience. In order to participate we ask that you have taken at least one online course.

Digital storytelling

Do you want to learn video editing, audio & multimedia skills?

We are recruiting both participants and peer facilitators for the project: Digital storytelling: An intervention model for inclusion and capacity building among youth with developmental disabilities.


  • Self-identify as a person with a developmental disability
  • Between 18 - 30 years of age
  • Enrolled in a full or part-time post-secondary program
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  • Self-identify as a person with a developmental disability
  • Between 18 - 30 years of age
  • Are facing a potential change in school, work, and/or community living in the next 12 - 24 months.
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