Faculty & Staff


Cynthia Gallop

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Administrative Title: Chair of the Mount Royal University Human Research Ethics Board

Areas of Instruction
Community Service-Learning, Canadian Social Policy, Social Work Practice, Indigenous Knowledge and Practice, Leadership

PhD, University of Calgary
MSW, (Community Development, Organizational Management, and Policy), University of Calgary
BSW, University of Victoria
BA (English), University of Calgary

Phone: 403.440.6985
Email: cgallop@mtroyal.ca

Scholarly Interests

  • Community Service-Learning
  • Interpretive Research
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Practice
  • Practice Research
  • Student Engagement
  • Participatory Action Research

Professional Community Service Interests

  • Research Ethics
  • Organizational Change
  • Non-Profit Governance

Research and Scholarly Projects

Gallop, C.J., & Bastien, N. Supporting Aboriginal success in higher education. Canadian Journal of Higher Education (In Print).

Gallop, C.J. (2013). Knowing Nothing: Understanding New Critical Social Work Practice. Journal of Applied Hermeneutics, July 2013, 1–20.

Tomaszewski, A.E., Powell, T., Gallop, C., London, C., & Giles, S. (2011). The University Experience of Underrepresented Groups: The Case of Aboriginal Students in Canada. International Journal of Arts and Science, 4(17), 333–344.

Gallop, C., & Este, D. (2007). Multicultural Organizational Development: The fundamental transformation of social work education. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 6(4), 107–118.

Research Presentations
2016, November 18th. “Experiential learning and the impact on professional identity development of undergraduate social work students: Comparing service learning to traditional practica”. Will be presented at the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSCE): Revolutionary scholarship: Innovation of community engagement models, Boston, MA.

2015, October 2nd “How Community service learning contributes to the development of professional identity in social work and nursing students”. Presented at the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSCE): Reaping with we sow: Growing a culture of community engagement, New Orleans, LA.

2014, June 8. "Supporting Aboriginal Success". Presented to CACUSS. Presented at Navigating Change: Campus, Culture, Community, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Co-presenter: Bastien, N.

2010, June 7. "Increasing Interest for Reluctant Students: Revamping an Unpopular Social Work Course". Presented to Social work educators. Presented at Solidarity for Social Justice: 7th Annual Acess Conference, Montreal, Quebec. Co-presenter: Guthrie, B.