Susan McGrath

Biography

Susan McGrath is Director of the Centre for Refugee Studies and Associate Professor of Social Work at York University, Toronto. She is also President of the International Association for Studies in Forced Migration and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture. Her current research is focusing on issues of collective trauma and on the social sustainability of programs and public institutions that support refugees and newcomers in Canada. She has also been working with the School of Social Work at the National University of Rwanda on community-based networking and capacity building. She is the Principal Investigator of the SSHRC Strategic Knowledge Cluster grant which is supporting a Canadian and global Refugee Research Network that seeks to generate and mobilize knowledge among scholars, practitioners and policy makers to benefit people who have been forcibly displaced. Since 2005, she has worked on research projects in Sudan with academic and NGO colleagues including the Ahfad University for Women, Practical Action and Plan Canada. The following research reports are outcomes of that work. Abdelnour, S., B. Badri, A. El Jack, D. Wheeler, S. McGrath & O. Branzei. (2008). Examining Enterprise Capacity: A Participatory Social Assessment in Darfur and Southern Sudan. Toronto:Centre for Refugee Studies. Atari, D.S., S. Abdelnour, K. McKague & R. Wager. Technical, Vocational and Entrepreneural Capacities in Southern Sudan: Assessment and Opportunities. Toronto: Centre for Refugee Studies.

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 Study groups - Sudan