2022 FSW Research Symposium

Annual Research Symposium, March 9

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization in Research and Practice

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | 10 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, the University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work will host our annual research symposium. This year's theme is: Issues of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization in Research and Practice. The virtual symposium will showcase an amazing variety of research, including faculty members, students and community partners. The goal of the symposium is to inspire, connect and encourage new research initiatives.

Dr. Dexter R. Voisin

Keynote - Dr. Dexter R. Voisin

The Faculty of Social Work is honoured to have Dr. Dexter R. Voisin as a keynote speaker to launch our Symposium’s theme of building equitable research! Dr. Voisin is a renowned scholar and advocate who examines the impact of structural violence and provides practical advice on advancing social justice. His leadership in equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization (EDID) is recognized internationally, and aligns with the EDID directions guided by The Faculty of Social Work, The Anti-Black Racism Task Force, The Equity Action Committee and The Research and Partnership Committee.

Read Dr. Voisin Bio here




For more information or if you have questions (other than registration details), please contact: Dr. Alyona Belikova at abelikov@ucalgary.ca

Program (all times MST)

10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.: Welcome and Opening Ceremony: Dr. David Nicholas, Dr. Ellen Perrault, Dr. Malinda Smith, Elder Kerrie Moore

10:20 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Keynote Presentation: Promoting Racial Equity in Research and Practice - Dr. Dexter Voisin

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Occupational Health and Safety: Perspectives of Immigrant Workers: Dr. Janki Shankar, Benedicta Asante & Shawn Joseph

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Disabled Youth, Stories of Life-Stage Transitions, and the Redesign of Digital Storytelling: Dr. Kathleen Sitter

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.: Lunch and Virtual Poster Display

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.: Grounded Hope: A Testimonio on Becoming Anti-Racist through Social Work Education: Zipporah Greenslade

1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: A Postcolonial and Feminist Exploration of the Experiences of Return Migrant Roma Women to Kosova: Kaltrina Kusari

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Wayfinding: Indigenous Research and Nonlinear Paths: Keeta Gladue

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Break

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Undergraduate Research in EDI: Dr. Gina Dimitropoulos, Julie Baek, Bhakti Jani, Dr. Yeonjung Lee & Dr. Liza Lorenzetti

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Promoting Critical Race Theory in Social Work Research: Dr. Patrina Duhaney & Keisha Smuk

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.: Reflections and Closing Ceremony: Dr. David Nicholas, Dr. Ellen Perrault, Dr. Hieu Van Ngo, Elder Kerrie Moore