Professor Faye Mishna Appointed Dean, Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

PDAD&C #56, 2009-10

MEMORANDUM

TO: Faculty, Staff and Students, Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
FROM:   Cheryl Misak, Vice-President and Provost
DATE: January 20, 2010
RE: Professor Faye Mishna Appointed Dean, Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
  

I am pleased to announce that the Academic Board has approved the appointment of Professor Faye Mishna as Dean of the Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work from February 1, 2010 to June 30, 2015.

Professor Mishna is a gifted administrator and scholar in the Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. She was Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty where she fostered positive collaboration between the Faculty and community agencies, enhancing and supporting the Faculty's mission of practice-informed research and research-informed practice. Her leadership in promoting the Research Institute for Evidence-Based Social Work and the Centre for Applied Social Research has led to many excellent research initiatives. She is cross-appointed to the Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine. She has served as Interim Dean of the Faculty since July 1, 2009.

Professor Mishna holds the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Chair in Child and Family. Her research is focused on bullying; cyber abuse/cyber bullying and cyber counselling; school-based interventions for students with learning disabilities; and social work education and clinical practice. Her work has received extensive media attention.

Professor Mishna is a member of the National Framework Review Committee of the Child and Youth Advisory Committee of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. She is a Fellow of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities. Prior to joining the Faculty, she was Clinical Director of Integra, a children's mental health centre serving children and youth with learning disabilities.