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Our expert faculty members are conducting crucial research work. As dedicated professionals, they continue winning awards, accolades and recognition. Some of our awards include grants and research funding. See some of our award winning work below.

Browse the cutting edge research from our tireless and dedicated faculty members who continue to push boundaries and gain recognition for their contributions. We hope their efforts help and inspire your work. Please feel free to reach out to us for collaboration opportunities.

Featured Publication

Dog's Best Friend?
Rethinking Canid-Human Relations

edited by John Sorenson and Atsuko Matsuoka

In almost 40 per cent of households in North America, dogs are kept as companion animals. Dogs may be man's best friends, but what are humans to dogs? If these animals' loyalty and unconditional love have won our hearts, why do we so often view closely related wild canids, such as foxes, wolves, and coyotes, as pests, predatory killers, and demons?

Re-examining the complexity and contradictions of human attitudes towards these animals, Dog's Best Friend? looks at how our relationships with canids have shaped and also been transformed by different political and economic contexts.

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Towards positive Systems of Child and Family Welfare Book Cover

Sarah Maiter

Cameron, G., Fine, M., Maiter, S., Frensch, K., & Freymond, N. (Eds.). (2014). Towards Positive Systems of Child and Family Welfare: ...

Money in their Own Name

Wendy McKeen

McKeen, W. (2014). Money in Their Own Name: The Feminist Voice in Poverty Debate in Canada, 1970-1995. University of Toronto ...

Defining Critical Animal Studies

Atsuko Matsuoka

Nocella, A. J. II, Sorenson, J., Socha, K.  & Matsuoka, A. (Eds.). (2014). Defining Critical Animal Studies: An Intersectional Social ...

AT RISK Book Cover

Karen Swift

Swift, K., & Callahan, M. (2009). At Risk: Social Justice in Child Welfare and Other Human Services. Toronto: University of ...

Canadian Social Policy Book Cover

Karen Swift

Graham, J., Swift, K. and Delaney, R. (2008). Canadian Social Policy: An Introduction. 3rd Edition. Toronto: Prentice Hall.

Desire for Development

Barbara Heron

Heron, B. (2007). Desire for Development: The Education of White Women as Development Workers, Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Telling Tales: Living the Effects of Public Policy book cover

Anne O’Connell

Neysmith, Sheila, Kate Bezanson and Anne O’Connell. (2005) Telling Tales: Living the Effects of Public Policy. Halifax: Fernwood Press.

Transforming the Field Book Cover

Narda Razack

Razack, N. (2002). Transforming the Field: Critical Anti-racist and Anti-oppressive Perspectives for the Human Services Practicum. Halifax: Fernwood Publishers.

Ghosts and Shadows Book Cover

Atsuko Matsuoka

Matsuoka, A.  & Sorenson, J. (2001). Ghosts and shadows: Constructions of identity and community in an African diaspora, Toronto, On.: ...

Practice Research in Social Work Book Cover

Amy Rossiter

Faucett, B., Featherstone, B., Fook, J., & Rossiter, A. (Eds.) (2000). Practice and research in social work: Postmodern feminist perspectives. London: ...

Manufacturing Bad Mother Book Cover

Karen Swift

Swift, K. (1995). Manufacturing "Bad Mothers": A Critical Perspective on Child Neglect. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

From Private to Public Book Cover

Amy Rossiter

Rossiter, A. (1988). From private to public: A feminist exploration of early mothering. Toronto: The Women's Press.