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Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2022-Present: Assistant Professor of Social Work, Tenure Track​

Faculty of Community Services, Toronto Metropolitan University​

 

2023-Present: Adjunct Instructor 

Schools of Geography and Psychology, University of Guelph Humber

2020-Present: Adjunct Instructor 

Social Service Worker Program, First Nations Technical Institute

2021-Present: Adjunct Instructor  

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, George Brown College

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS

2019-Present: Academic Coordinator

Certificate in Indigenous Knowledge and Experiences

Chang School of Continuing Education, Toronto Metropolitan University

2020-Present: Course Coordinator

SWP 435: Indigenous Approaches to Social Work Practice

School of Social Work, Toronto Metropolitan University

2021-Present: Course Coordinator

SWP 301: Decolonizing Anti-Oppression Practice

School of Social Work, Toronto Metropolitan University

PREVIOUS ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
 

2018-2022: Assistant Professor of Social Work, LTF

Faculty of Community Services, Toronto Metropolitan University 

2018-2021: CUPE Instructor 

Department of Social Work, Trent University

2017-2018: CUPE Instructor 

Community Services, Chang School of Continuing Education, and

School of Social Work, Toronto Metropolitan University

2017-2018: CUPE Instructor 

School of Community Services, Seneca College

2017: OPSEU Instructor 

School of Community and Social Services, George Brown College​ 

Education

Current

Trent University | Doctor of Philosophy

2016

York University | Master of Social Work

York University | Bachelor of Social Work

2014

Courses Taught

GRADUATE & UNDERGRADUATE

  • Decolonizing Anti-Oppression Social Work Practice (SWP301)

  • Foundations to Social Work II (CVSW15B)

  • Indigenous Approaches to Social Work Practice (SWP435)

  • Indigenous Health and Well-being (SWP933)

  • Indigenous Knowledges in Social Work (Graduate, SK8208)

  • Preparing for Social Work Practice (SWP201)

  • Social Work Field Education Placement (SWRK3001Y)

  • Social Work Research Part I (SWP538)

  • Social Work Research Part II (SWP638)

  • Substance Use & Abuse (SWP919)

  • Spirituality in the Helping Professions (SWP930)​​

CERTIFICATE & COLLEGE

  • Canada’s First People (CLT100)

  • Canada’s Story: An Indigenous Perspective (CINT923)

  • Family Dynamics (HPP155)

  • Foundations of Social Work (CVSW15A)

  • Foundations of Sociology (SOC100)

  • Indigenous Knowledges in Practice (CVSW932)

  • Indigenous Peoples, Politics, and Reconciliation (CINT910)

  • Introduction to Indigenous Worldviews (CINT922)​

  • Introduction to Social Service Worker Practice I (SSW101)

  • Introduction to Social Work Practice II (SSW104)

W H A T   P E O P L E   A R E   S A Y I N G

“Shane is a respectful and diligent educator. He uses humility, humour, and experiential learning to engage students and ‘bring them on a transformative journey. The students were engaged, open, and active learners. Rather than relying on slides and stand-up lecturing, Shane facilitated a circle format and used ‘hooks’ to engage them in the discussion and enable their learning. I do not doubt that Shane will only grow stronger in his role as an outstanding educator – it was a pleasure to be in his classroom!" Faculty Member 

“Shane is a lovely instructor who wants all his students to succeed in his class. He is more than helpful when explaining expectations from the class on assignments. He provides constructive feedback that can be used to better ourselves when the next assignment becomes due. This course [SWP435: Indigenous Approaches to Social Work Practice) is a perfect way to integrate other knowledges into the social work profession and prepares students to work in the field with clients who identify as Indigenous” Undergraduate Social Work Student

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