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Professor & Director
Social WorkOther Titles: Director
Graduate student supervisor
social policy, diversity and social work, spirituality and social work, multicultural social work, and employee well being/ subjective well being (happiness), homelessness prevention research
Courses & Teaching
social policy, international social work, homelessness, research.
John Graham, Ph.D. RSW, is Professor of Social Work and Director of the School. Prior to coming to UBC, he was Director of the School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University, and before that at The University of Calgary where he had served as Murray Fraser Professor of Community Economic Development, and successively as MSW International Concentration Program Coordinator and PhD Program Coordinator. Further details are at https://ourstories.ok.ubc.ca/stories/john-graham/
Graham has held just under $8 million in research funding, has published over 120 journal articles, 51 book chapters, and is completing his tenth book. He has published on international development (with a particular focus on Bedouin-Arab communities in the Middle East), social policy, diversity and social work, spirituality and social work, multicultural social work, and employee well being/ subjective well being (happiness) in and out of the workplace. He is currently working on homelessness reduction research, in relation to the Journey Home initiative, Kelowna, British Columbia. His writing was recognized among the top 50 most frequently cited for his discipline in the English speaking world, 2000-2009. A longstanding mentor to junior faculty and to graduate students, Graham has sat on over 100 graduate student committees at the masters and doctoral levels, and in 2014 received a teaching award for graduate student mentoring. Graham heads the Kelowna Homelessness Research Collaborative, an interdisciplinary team of community based researchers which currently has over $1 million in funding and is greatly involved in tier one publishing, positive social impacts, student training, and community engagement.
BA Trinity College Toronto
MSW University of Toronto
MA Queen's University (Canada)
PhD University of Toronto