Faculty & Staff

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Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Areas of Instruction
Crisis counselling, mental and supervision, leadership and social justice, critical race and anti-racism studies, diverse theories, domestic and sexual violence, community/rural development, women and development studies, mental health, emergency and critical incident stress management

Degrees
PhD, Student at Memorial University, Newfoundland & Labrador
MSW, University of Calgary
BSW, University of Calgary

Phone: 403.440.7083
Email: mferguson@mtroyal.ca

 

Scholarly Interests

  • The integration of racialized students in Canadian education
  • Settlement and integration of newcomers to Canada
  • Politics of Caregiving
  • Community Service Learning (CSL)
  • Persistent Poverty

Professional Community Service Interests

  • Mentorship
  • Immigrant Network
  • Crisis and Disaster Response

Research and Scholarly Projects

Ferguson, M. (2016), June's Story…Getting help after a sexual assault. In S. Hick & J. Stokes (Eds.). Social Work in Canada, 4th ed, p. 269 Toronto ON: Thompson

  • Co-Investigator on the project Creating a Culture of respect: A mixed method evaluation of gender and sexual diversity training for students in the helping profession, Mount Royal University in collaboration with the Calgary Sexual Health Centre (CSHC)

Adjei, P., Issahaku, P., Giwa, S., Ferguson, M., Gateri, H., Richard, D., (2018). "An octopus skating, the sensation of moving while standing": The racial diaries of Black social work educators in the era of Donald Trump presidency. Presentation at the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, Regina, Saskatchewan, May 31, 2018.

Ferguson, M., Strangers in the new Homeland: The personal stories of Jamaican Canadian adults who migrated to Canada as children. Presentation at Mount Royal Faculty Association Retreat, May 1, 2018.

Ferguson, M., Post migration era: The role of parents/grandparents in family structures, family stability and sustainability in new Homelands. Presentation at Strangers in the New Homelands, 10th Anniversary Celebration, Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 2, 2017.

Oliver, B., Van Tassel, B., Ferguson, M., O'Brien, K., (2017) Creating a culture of respect: Delivering gender and sexual diversity curriculum to students in the helping professions. Paper presented at The International Society for the Scholarship for Teaching and Learning Conference (ISSOTL), Calgary, Alberta.

Marva J. Ferguson, PhD, RSW

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Areas of Instruction
Crisis counselling, mental and supervision, leadership and social justice, critical race and anti-racism studies, diverse theories, domestic and sexual violence, community/rural development, women and development studies, mental health, emergency and critical incident stress management

Degrees
PhD, Student at Memorial University, Newfoundland & Labrador
MSW, University of Calgary
BSW, University of Calgary

Phone: 403.440.7083
Email: mferguson@mtroyal.ca

Ferguson, M. (2016), June's Story...Getting help after a sexual assault. In S. Hick and J. Stokes (Eds.). Social Work in Canada, 4th ed, p. 269 Toronto ON: Thompson

Marva is a social worker, advocate and educator. A graduate of the University of Calgary, she holds a BSW and MSW in social work specializing in Leadership in the Human Services, certificate in Disaster Management, and trainer/facilitator in Mental Health First Aid and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).
Marva's current interest is in anti-Black racism, anti-oppression, and critical race theory approaches to social work practice. She encourages students to stay curious and to question knowledge continuously.
Marva’s current research interest is in sequence migration with a focus on The Personal Stories of Jamaican Adults who migrated to Canada as Children.
Other teaching and research interest include: " Voices of Immigrants and Refugees in Disaster Management"; "Equity in Education"; " Transnational Feminisms"; "The role of Parents/Grandparents in Family Structures"; "Gender and Sexual Diversity"; " The Complexity of Caregiving from Afar"

Marva sticks close to her Jamaica roots and organises the "Quick Response Project" that provides resources for individuals struggling with the outcome of COVID-19.

Areas of Instruction

  • Counselling Skills 
  • Introduction to Social Work Practice
  • Social Work Knowledge and Skills for Group Work 
  • Social Work Assessment and Documentation
  • Interpersonal Communication

Areas of Scholarship 

  • Voices of Immigrants and Refugees in Disaster Management
  • Equity in Education
  • Transnational Feminisms
  • The Role of Parents/Grandparents in Family Structures
  • The Complexity of Caregiving from Afar

Selected Publications 

Ferguson, M. (2016), June's Story...Getting help after a sexual assault. In S. Hick and J. Stokes (Eds.). Social Work in Canada, 4th ed, p. 269 Toronto ON: Thompson

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