Faculty & Staff

Marva Ferguson


Marva Ferguson

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

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.