Susan McGrath

Susan McGrath

Job Title:  6
Discipline:  Social Work
Former Director, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University; Professor, School of Social Work, York University

PhD, Social Work, University of Toronto

MES, Environmental Studies, York University

BA, Psychology and Sociology, McMaster University


President of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) 2008-2009
Board Member of CERIS


Member of IASFM, Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS)

Current Research Projects: 

2008 - 2015, Creating a Refugee Research Network: Globalizing Knowledge (Social Science and Humanities Research Research Council - SSHRC, $2.1 million)
2013 - 2015, Synthesizing indigenous and international social work theory and practice in Rwanda (Social Science and Humanities Research Council - SSHRC, $200,000)

Completed Research Projects: 

2006, A Cross-Sector Research Agenda for the Protection of Refugees and Forced Migrants (SSHRC)
2006, Social Sustainability, diversity and public space in three Canadian Cities (SSHRC)
2005, Canadian Review of Social Policy - a Canadian scholarly journal (SSHRC)
2005, Conflict Transformation Project: Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods and Grassroots Enterprise Development in Darfur and Southern Sudan (IDRC)
2005, Rebuilding Health in Rwanda (CIDA)