Conference Presentations, refereed
May 2012 “On the Merits of Being a Good Neighbour: Reflections on the Legitimacy of University-Community Collaboration” Conference of the Canadian Association of Social Work Education, Waterloo, Ontario.
May 2011 “The Beauty and Warts of University-Community Collaboration: A Roundtable Discussion,” Community-University Partnerships International Conference, Kitchener, Ontario.
October 2010 “Understanding the Needs of African Survivors of War, Torture and Organized Violence: Case Study of the Hamilton Project,” International Conference of the Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa, Laurier Brantford, October, 2010
June 2010 “Can University-Community Collaboration Contribute to Enhancing Family Connections within and amongst Urban Aboriginals?” Conference of the Canadian Association of Social Work Education, Concordia University, Montreal.
June 2010 “Elements of Best Practice While Working on Women’s Sexual Health Project with Sudanese and Afghani Community Residents” (with A. Murie, Farah Javed), International Conference on Sexuality, University of Guelph, June 22nd, 2010
October 2009 “On the Merits of University-Community Collaboration: Three Case Studies” (with L. Cooper, L. Thomson), Working Across Landscapes of Learning, Laurier Brantford.
June 2008 “Exploring Organizational Change in the Face of Diversity for Social Service and Health Care Providers: Case Study of the Hamilton War and Torture Project,” International Association of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, HEC.
May 2006 “Social Exclusion Amongst Francophone Immigrants: Why are Francophone Immigrants Leaving Québec and Coming to Southwestern Ontario? Case Study of Hamilton, Ontario,” Association Canadienne française pour l’avancement des sciences, McGill University, Monreal.
May 2005 “Talking Religiosity and Sexual Diversity: Discussions from the Hallway into the Classroom,” Canadian Conference on Spirituality and Social Work,” University of Western Ontario.
September 2005 “Dancing with Turtles: University and Community Collaboration within a Community Healing Project,” Building Communities Conference – Laurier Brantford, September 30th, 2005
May 2001 “Women and Healing in Community Organizing Initiatives,” Canadian Schools of Social Work Conference, Laval University, Québec.
May 2000 “Pokemon, Term Papers and Dinosaurs: Reframing Motherhood within Academia,” Association for Research in Mothering International Symposium, York University, Toronto.
May 2000 “Building Alliances Between Schools of Social Work and the Co-operative Movement: An Idea Whose Time Has Come,” International Schools of Social Work Conference, Montreal, Québec.
June 1999 “The State of Health Promotion in Rural and Northern Ontario,” Provincial Conference of the School of Health Promotion of the University of Toronto, June 1999.
October 1999 “Feminism and Worker Co-operative Development in Ontario,” National Conference of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW), Laurentian University.