Faculty & Staff

Cynthia Gallop


Cynthia Gallop

Academic Title: Associate Professor, Department of General Education

Areas of Instruction: The Philosophy of Hope, Canadian Social Policy, Social Work Practice, Indigenous Knowledge and Practice, Leadership

Scholarly Interests

Community-Based Research

Interpretive Phenomenological Research

Indigenous Knowledge and Practice

Professional Community Service Interests

Research Ethics

Organizational and Community Change Initiatives


  • Gallop, C. J. (2019). Insinuating: Understanding approaches to critical practice. In S. A. Webb (Ed.) The Routledge handbook of critical social work (1st ed.). Taylor & Francis
  • Gallop, C. J. (2018). Lost and finding: Experiences of newly graduated critical social workers. Critical Social Work, 19(1), 43-63.
  • Gallop, C. J., & Bastien, N. (2016). Supporting Success: Aboriginal Students in Higher Education. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 46(2), 206-224.
  • Gallop, C. J. (2013). Knowing nothing: Understanding new critical social work practice. Journal of Applied Hermeneutics, 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

  • (2019). How Critical Indigenous Methodologies Can Help us Better Understand the Long-Term Impacts of Culturally Responsive Schooling and Success with Indigenous Learners. Congress of the Humanities, Vancouver, BC.
  • Page, S. (2017). Secondary Data Use Considerations in Social Science Research. Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards, Halifax, NS. 2017 National Conference and Annual General Meeting. (Role: Co-Author).
  • 2017, September 15. A Community-Engaged Approach to Understanding Hope and Hopelessness in Canadian Indigenous Youth. Paper presented at the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, Galway, Ireland. 2017 IARSLCE Annual Conference.
  • 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.