Professional designation/degrees: BA, MSW, PhD, RSW
Faculty/Department: Associate Vice President, Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies
Personal Biography: For almost twenty years Adrienne Chan has worked as an instructor, researcher, community and adult educator actively in the area of diversity, equity, cross cultural understanding, harassment awareness and prevention, and social justice. Dr. Chan has worked extensively with non-profit agencies, municipalities, hospitals, health boards, universities, colleges, institutes, school districts and crown corporations in the areas of anti-racism, diversity, multiculturalism, gender, race relations, strategic planning and organizational change. Her particular emphasis is on social justice, organizational change, and organizational development as the means for creating more inclusive and diverse organizations. She has worked extensively with managers and administrators, as well as line-staff, faculty, teachers, and union representatives.
Dr. Chan has been teaching and conducting research at UFV since 2004. Her teaching interests include Anti-racist, cross cultural practice and social justice, Theory and ethics, Research Methods, Child Welfare, Interpersonal communication, Community development and advocacy.
Research Interests: Diversity, gender, multiculturalism, anti-racism, academic culture, institutional change/culture, educational studies, educational policy, organizational behaviour, social justice, social policy, policy studies, child welfare, auto/biography, narrative, ethnography, qualitative and feminist research methods. Dr. Chan is currently involved in three research projects:
Ministry of Child and Family Development: Review of the Complaints Resolution Process
Ministry of Child and Family Development: IndoCanadian Families Project – data base
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada: Social Justice and Universities (a 3 year funded project)
Chan, Adrienne S., & Merrill, Barbara. (2012) Learning and identity: Life, work and citizenship. Advances in Gender Research, Volume 16, 229–252.
Chan, Adrienne S., (2010) Women at the boundaries. Forum on Public Policy. Vol 22 (1).September 2010.
Chan, Adrienne S., & Fisher, D. (2009 ) Academic culture and the research intensive university. The impact of commercialism and scientism. Peking University Education Review. Vol 7. No 1. 29-43.
Goertzen, April, Chan, Adrienne S., & Wolfson, Gloria, K. (2007) Kith and kin care: A review of the literature. UCFV Research Review Vol. 1. Issue 2.
Chan, Adrienne, & Wolfson, Gloria. (2006).Managing change. The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture & Change Management. Vol. 6. Melbourne, AU: Common Ground Publishing.
Chan, Adrienne S. (2005) Policy discourses and changing practice: Diversity and the university college. Higher Education. 50 (1). 129-157
Chan, Adrienne. (2001). "Journey from the edge: Challenging central discourses"Proceedings of the SCUTREA Conference 2001: Travellers Tales: from adult education to lifelong learning...and beyond. London: University of East London.
Chan, Adrienne. (1999). "Identity as a multiple context for learning and teaching", Web Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education. Sherbrooke: 1999. Web proceedings. www.oise.utoronto.ca/CASAE/cnf99/maincnf.html
Chan, Adrienne.(1998). "Facilitating reflection and action through research", Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education. Ottawa: University of Ottawa.
Bavelas, J.B., Chan, A., & Guthrie, J. (1976). Reliability and validity of traits measured by Kelly's Repertory Grid. Canadian Journal of Behaviour Science, 8 (1), 1976.
Refereed books and chapters in books:
Chan, Adrienne S., & Fisher, Donald. (eds.) (2008, forthcoming). The Exchange University. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.
Chan, Adrienne S., & Fisher, Donald. (2008, forthcoming). Academic culture and the research intensive university: contexts for change. In A.S. Chan & D. Fisher (eds.) The exchange university. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.
Chan, Adrienne S., (2007). Diversity and change in institutions of higher learning. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.
Chan, Adrienne S., (2007). Race based policies in Canada. In R. Joshee & L. Johnson (eds.). Multicultural education policies in Canada and the United States: Symbol and substance. Vancouver: UBC Press.
Chan, Adrienne S., Fisher, Donald, & Rubenson, Kjell. (eds.) (2007). The Evolution of Professionalism. Vancouver: Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education and Training, University of British Columbia.
Chan, Adrienne S., Fisher, Donald, & Rubenson, Kjell. (2007). Policy Narrative for British Columbia. In: The Evolution of Professionalism. Vancouver: Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education and Training, University of British Columbia.
Chan, Adrienne S., Fisher, Donald, & Rubenson, Kjell. (2007). Policy Narrative for Alberta. In: The Evolution of Professionalism. Vancouver: Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education and Training, University of British Columbia.
Chan, Adrienne S., & Fisher, Donald. (2006). Academic culture in Canadian Universities: The context of change. In Y. Gingras & L. Roy (eds.). Les transformations des universités de XIIIe au XXIe siècle. Québec: Presses de l’Université du Québec.
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