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Adrienne  Chan

Dr. Adrienne  Chan

Professor Emeritus

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Adrienne has been at UFV since 2004, in the School of Social Work and Human Services, and served as AVP Research & Graduate Studies for six years. She is the recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award (2008), Inspirational Leadership Award (2019) and an active researcher and mentor. Adrienne's research interests focus on social justice, institutional change, child welfare, gender, race, and diversity in institutions. She has published and presented nationally and internationally. Adrienne held two Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) research grants for work focused on social justice, and an examination of the use of language (mainly Punjabi) interpreters in the child welfare system. She is the Principal Investigator of two Canadian Health Institute in Research (CIHR) grants entitled: Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal People, focusing on suicide prevention of Aboriginal youth. She continues to work with Indigenous communities in the Fraser Valley (S'ólh Téméxw). All of Adrienne’s research has involved undergraduate student research assistants.

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"(Research has) been a really sweet way to optimize my time at school. Looking back, I’m so grateful that I did this. It has truly been a highlight to work under Shelley (Canning). She has been a wonderful mentor and has impacted me and my nursing practice immensely."

  • – Rosaley Klassen
  •    BSN

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