Adrienne Chan, BA, MSW, PhD, RSW
||Position: Associate Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies
Phone: (604) 557-4074
Office: Abbotsford G290j
Adrienne joined the School of Social Work and Human Services in 2004. She has taught sessionally at UFV, UBC, and Camosun College. She was on faculty at Douglas College in Community Programs and in the Community Social Service Worker Program prior to returning to university to complete her PhD. Adrienne completed a post-doctoral fellowship at UBC with the Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education and Training from 2001-2004. Adrienne worked in the field as a social worker in health, mental health, child protection, and family services. She brings a perspective from community advocacy, social work, and adult education. Her teaching interests include child welfare policy, diversity, ethnic, race and multicultural studies, institutional change, research methods, gender studies, and social policy. Her research interests include academic culture, institutions, narrative methods, educational policy, social policy, social justice, racism, and anti-racism. Adrienne is on leave from the School, serving as the University's Associate Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies. Click here for more information
Leah Douglas, BSW, MSW, PhD, RSW
Leah has been a faculty member with the School of Social Work and Human Services since 2009. Prior to this she taught sessionally at UFV and McGill University in Montreal. She has worked as a social worker for many years in health-related areas, with a special focus on drug & alcohol issues, stigma, homelessness, women's issues, HIV, and research. Leah completed her PhD at McGill in 2003, titled "Determining Community Attitudes and Concerns with respect to the Establishment of Safer Injection Facilities in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside."
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Elizabeth Dow, BSW, MSW, PhD, RSW
Phone: (604) 854-4560
Office: Abbotsford B165j
Elizabeth joined the School of Social Work and Human Services in 2010. She began her teaching career at the University of Western Ontario, where she was the Coordinator of Field Instruction. Elizabeth completed her MSW at Wilfrid Laurier University with a focus on both clinical experience and macro-level practice. For several years she worked as an Executive Director at a large children's centre in London, Ontario, and with the Ontario government in several roles, including social policy analysis and development. She also focused on developing services for people with disabilities. Elizabeth returned to Laurier and focused her doctoral studies in the field of gerontology. She was the first PhD graduate in Social Work and the first PhD graduate from the University. Elizabeth continued her academic career at the University of Victoria from 1991 to 1998, as an Associate Professor with the School of Social Work, the Multi-disciplinary Masters Program, and as a Research Affiliate with UVic's Centre on Aging. She then moved to the east coast to become the Director of the School of Social Work at Memorial University, where she administered BSW, MSW, and PhD programs in social work and continued to collaborate on interdisciplinary teaching and research.
Elizabeth's research focuses on social support, caregiving, supportive housing, leisure as a social support intervention, and abuse of older adults. Her research, including collaborative projects, has been funded (2.3 million) from local to international sources, including academic bodies. She has utilized her research findings to encourage community development, social planning, and support for practice settings and organizations. Elizabeth has been actively involved throughout her career with professional social work organizations.
Robert Harding, BA, BSW, MSW, PhD, RSW
Position: Faculty (on sabbatical from September 2012 to August 2013)
Phone: (604) 504-7441 Local 4470
Office: Abbotsford B165c
Robert has been a faculty member with the School of Social Work and Human Services since 1998. After working in the field of child welfare in Manitoba and Quebec, Robert moved to New Zealand where he worked in the health care system as a community development consultant and as a senior policy advisor. Prior to his arrival in BC in 1996, he was a lecturer in a 3-year social work diploma program at College Marie-Victoria in Montreal. He also taught Cree students enrolled in a 3-year college diploma program in special education in James Bay, Quebec. Robert's research interests include the influence of the media on social policy and social work; Aboriginal issues; Canadian and international social policy and social work; Indigenous issues; Canadian and international social policy; and community development. Click here for more information
John Hogg, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
(604) 504-7441 Local 5107E-mail: JohnOffice:
John joined the School of Social Work and Human Services in 2007. He was Acting Director of the School from October 2007 until March 2010. Prior to his appointment, John was a long-time sessional instructor with the School. Previous roles have included Director of Patient and Family Counseling at Surrey Memorial Hospital and Team Leader for the Ministry of Children and Family Development in offices throughout British Columbia. John is actively involved in the community and has served a number of not-for-profit organizations.
Lucki Kang, BSW, MSW, RSW
Position: Field Education Coordinator (on leave)
Phone: (604) 864-4640
Office: Abbotsford B165h
Lucki Kang joined the UFV School of Social Work and Human Services in 2008 as the Field Education Coordinator for the Bachelor of Social Work Program. Lucki has more than 20 years professional experience as a social worker. She has practiced with diverse client populations in a variety of settings including health care, mental health, and gerontology, in both front-line and administrative capacities. She pioneered implementation of the Adult Guardianship Act in Fraser Health and has extensive experience in the area of cross-cultural practice. She currently serves on the board of Social Workers in Health Society of BC. She brings with her a comprehensive knowledge of the social work community and field opportunities for students. Lucki completed her Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees at UBC in the area of interdisciplinary team building. Her research interests include inter-professional practice, end of life care, diversity, and international social work.
Curtis Magnuson, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Position: Faculty (on sabbatical from January to December 2013)
Phone: (604) 504-7441 Local 4802
Office: Abbotsford B165g
Curtis joined the School of Social Work and Human Services in 1997, where he was Field Education Coordinator from 1999 to 2005. From 2006 to 2010, Curtis was an officer of the Faculty & Staff Association (FSA), as Faculty Contract Administrator. From 2010 to 2012, Curtis was the University's Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Officer and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Officer. Curtis is an elected board member of the British Columbia College of Social Workers and was Faculty Advisor to UFV Pride from 1998 to 2012.
Lisa Moy, BA, BSW, MSW, PhD, RSW
Position: Faculty (on sabbatical from September 2012 to August 2013)
Phone: (604) 504-7441 Local 4239
Office: Abbotsford B165d
Lisa has been with the School of Social Work and Human Services since 2000. She completed a BA at UBC, a BSW at UVic, an MSW at McGill, and a PhD at UBC. Lisa currently teaches Introduction to Social Work and Human Services and Disability Issues and her particular areas of research and interest include anti-oppressive social work practice, social justice, and violence in schools. Prior to teaching at UFV, Lisa taught in the Women in Trades program at BCIT and has also worked as a hospital social worker and a social worker in an alternative high school. In November 2008, Lisa successfully defended her doctoral dissertation at UBC's School of Educational Studies, entitled Disrupting 'bully' talk: Progressive practices and transformative spaces for anti-violence work in schools.
Glen Paddock, BSW, MSW, PhD, LMFT
Phone: (604) 504-7441 Local 4112
Office: Abbotsford B165f
Glen joined the School of Social Work and Human Services in January 2012. He comes to UFV with a wealth of clinical and academic experience, most recently from Seattle, Washington, where he worked as a marriage and family therapist.
Gwen Point, BEd, MEd, EdD (cand.)
Phone: (604) 504-7441 Local 2533
Office: Canada Educaton Park A3421
Gwen joined the School of Social Work and Human Services in 2005. Prior to joining UFV, Gwen was Education Manager for the Sto:lo Nation. Gwen is a doctoral candidate in education at Simon Fraser University. From 2007 to 2012, Gwen was Chatelaine of British Columbia while her husband, the Honourable Steven Point, served as British Columbia's 28th Lieutenant Governor.
Abebe Teklu, MSW, PhD
Phone: (604) 854-4537
Office: Abbotsford B165b
Abebe (Abaybay) Teklu joined the School of Social Work and Human Services in 2011. He is the first African Canadian blind person known to have completed a PhD at any of British Columbia’s universities. He is originally from Ethiopia and speaks seven languages fluently.
Abebe has a strong research background in the area of leadership and diversity. He uses his privilege as an academic and his racialized, immigrant and disability status to inform his research, teaching, and cross cultural work with minority issues and communities.
While obtaining a Master of Social Work degree (studies in policy and practice), Dr. Teklu used prosopography to explore the process of achieving unity and reconciliation in newly-forming ethnic communities. His doctoral research in education concerned family dynamics among disabled ‘high achievers’ who were struggling to achieve employment (full citizenship).
Abebe Abay Teklu has taken a leadership role in establishing supportive cultural communities for immigrants and others in Canada, and also in achieving social justice and equal opportunities for people with disabilities.