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Dr. Samantha Wehbi

Dr. Samantha Wehbi
Graduate Program Director, Documentary Media

PhD, Social Work, McGill University

MFA, Documentary Media, Ryerson University

MSW, Social Work, University of Toronto

B.A. (Honours), Psychology, York University

Samantha Wehbi is Professor, School of Social Work, and Creative Development Lead, Office of Social Innovation. Her research and practice interests have focused on international issues and grassroots community activism and organizing in Canada and abroad including Lebanon, her country of origin. Her creative practice relies on photography to explore our relationship to the communities we inhabit. Her work has explored the complexities of urban landscapes and issues of displacement, anti-colonialism, translocality and social change. Her scholarship explores interdisciplinary intersections of art, community practice, and pedagogy. She has held various academic leadership positions at Ryerson including: Associate Dean, Student Affairs at the Yeates School of Graduate Studies (YSGS); Learning & Teaching Chair (FCS); Associate Director of Undergraduate Program & Students at the School of Social Work; Academic Lead on a University-wide curriculum re-design project (FCS); and Member of Senate. Samantha is recipient of the Sue Williams Excellence in Teaching Award and the Provost’s Innovative Teaching Award.

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