Jacquie is from the Haisla Nation. Her teaching philosophy includes a commitment to decolonization and cultural renewal. Her research interests involve strategizing programs and policies that incorporate a strong Indigenous focus and analysis. Her current research is on reclaiming Haisla ways through Oolichan Fishing.
Leslie Brown PhD
Special Advisor to the Provost on Community Engagement
Director, Institute for Studies & Innovation in Community – University Engagement University of Victoria
Leslie’s research practice has two major and intersecting themes – child welfare and Indigenous communities. In addition, she is currently working on a project exploring the relationship between sex workers and their families. Leslie also teaches research in the Indigenous Masters of Social Work program and is the co-editor of Research as Resistance: Critical, Indigenous and Anti-Oppressive Approaches. Of settler ancestry, she has lived on the territory of the Lekwammen people for 30 years.
Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Victoria.
Cathy Richardson has been with the School of Social Work since September 2007. Her areas of specialization include Indigenous resistance, decolonizing approaches to social work, response-based practice, safety-oriented and dignity-based child protection work, recovery from violence, and Indigenous approaches to research and scholarship centered around cultural, ecological and spiritual integrity. Cathy is interested in the intersections between family therapy, child protection, language-use and social responses to families.
Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Victoria. Dr. Robina Thomas is Lyackson of the Coast Salish Nation. Robina is committed to Indigenous education and her research interests include Storytelling, Residential Schools and Uy’skwuluwun: On Being Indigenous. She is…
MSW, RSW, EdD, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work & Human Service, University of British Columbia
Shelly is Saulteaux and Norwegian. Her family is from Keeseekoose First Nation in Saskatchewan. She has taught anti-oppressive and First Nations child welfare courses at UVIC and is currently teaching First Nations and Child Well-being courses.