University of Washington

Canadian Studies Center September 2010 Report

 

November 2010 Report

Faculty Research & Teaching


The Center has sixty-five affiliated faculty representing sixteen departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, ten professional schools and all three UW campuses. Each quarter our faculty make marked contributions to Canadian Studies.


Dr. Emlet, Social Work, UW Tacoma (right) and Dr. David Brennan, University of Toronto, review data for their research project.
Dr. Emlet, Social Work, UW Tacoma (right) and Dr. David Brennan, University of Toronto, review data for their research project.

First Study on HIV/AIDS in Canada
Dr. Charles Emlet of the University of Washington Tacoma and Dr. David Brennan of the University of Toronto has initiated an analysis of date from the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) cohort study. In the first research project of its kind, Drs. Emlet and Brennan, along with other Canadian colleagues, are examining data on older adults living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario Canada. The research hopes to elucidate both the characteristic of older adults in Ontario with HIV disease but also to better understand both protective factors and deleterious elements that impact their lives.

Data for this project was provided to the researchers through the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN). The Ontario HIV Treatment Network is a collaborative network of researchers, health service providers, policy makers, community members and people with HIV who work together to promote excellence and innovation in HIV treatment, research, education in Ontario.

Data analysis has just begun on the 1129 adults age 50 and over include in the OHTN cohort study data. Drs. Emlet and Brennan have enlisted the assistance of Sarah Brennenstuhl, a doctoral student in Public Health and the University of Toronto to assist with analysis. The researchers hope to have initial analysis completed after the beginning of 2011.

Charles Emlet is a professor in the Social Work Program at UW Tacoma campus.

This research projected is supported, in part, by a Research Grant Program, Government of Canada awarded to Dr. Emlet. To find out more about UW faculty research on cross-border and Canadian issues see http://jsis.washington.edu/canada/faculty/research.shtml

 


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Center Welcomes New Affiliated Faculty from the School of Social Work – Morna McEachern

Morna McEachern relaxing in Italy after being awarded her doctorate in Social Work.
Morna McEachern relaxing in Italy after being awarded her doctorate in Social Work.

Morna McEachern completed her PhD in social welfare policy in June and has been hired to teach history and policy courses in the Master’s of Social Work program at the University of Washington’s (UW) School of Social Work. Her primary research focuses on comparing Canadian and U.S. sexual health education policies and their relationship to teen pregnancy in both countries. She is also contributing to a study about the effects of different Canadian and U.S. social welfare safety nets on the social well-being of families and communities who find themselves divided by the 49th Parallel. 

The study focuses on the many Indigenous communities and the most recent immigrants including refugees. In addition to teaching at the UW, Morna is also an affiliated faculty member of the University of Victoria in British Columbia where she is continuing her historical research about the divergence and convergence of sexual health education policies and practices in Canada and the United States.

Morna was an affiliated graduate student of the Canadian Studies Center during her doctoral program and served as Chair of the Annual Canadian Studies Graduate Symposium in 2008-09, Re-imagining Health Care: What we can Learn from Canada. The symposium was co-chaired by the UW Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Chair, Michael Orsini, University of Ottawa. (For more on the annual symposium see http://jsis.washington.edu/canada/graduate/symposium.shtml.)

 


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