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Faculty of Community Services


A dynamic, committed team of faculty, contract lecturers and staff make up Ryerson’s School of Social Work. Together, we support student success, advance innovation in teaching and lead research that drives positive change.

    • Valerie Borum
    • Director, School of Social Work
      Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 544580
      Areas of Expertise:
      • The role of ethnoculture as a promotive/protective factor in health, mental health and disability
      • Families of colour of D/deaf and hard of hearing children
      • Anti-racism and the implications of Whiteness
      • Anti-racism
      • Womanism/Black Feminism
      • Afrocentric research and scholarship
    • Associate Director, Undergraduate Program and Associate Professor
      Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 6217
      Areas of Expertise:
      • Indigenous knowledges
      • Social work with Indigenous Peoples and communities
      • Violence against Indigenous women, girls, 2-spirit and trans Indigenous Peoples
      • Impacts of colonization on Indigenous Peoples such as homelessness and child welfare