Nicole Ives

Nicole Ives is an Associate Professor and Director of the Bachelor of Social Work program at McGill University School of Social Work. Dr. Ives’ areas of research include refugee and immigrant issues, particularly refugee resettlement, congregational sponsorship of refugees, and refugee family reunification, Indigenous social work education and Indigenous social and educational policies. Current research projects include an exploration of access to justice for humanitarian immigration applicants in Quebec; understanding collaboration between migrant settlement organizations and housing agencies; exploring Inuit conceptualizations of parent/family engagement in secondary school in Nunavik; and discovering experiences of newcomer women in Canada across the homelessness spectrum. At the undergraduate level, Dr. Ives teaches Indigenous Field Studies, History and Philosophy of Social Work, Policy and Practice with Refugees and Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice. At the graduate level, she teaches Qualitative Research Methods and Migration and Social Work. Dr. Ives is a founding member of Indigenous Access McGill, a program that supports Indigenous students in the School of Social Work and in the broader university. She has published articles focused on Indigenous social work education, Indigenous social policy, and refugee resettlement as it relates to integration and sponsorship. She has presented her research on refugee and Indigenous issues both nationally and internationally.

Current projects include

  • Co-Investigator. Canadian applicants in Quebec Bar,  ‘Access to justice’ for humanitarian immigration.
  • Principal Investigator . HRSDC. Exploring collaboration processes across sectors. Bridging services for newcomer women with experiences across the homelessness spectrum

Current students

  • Jaime Lenet (2013 - ) Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) in Canada and the United Kingdom
  • Ben Geboe (2013 - ) The roles of Aboriginal health professionals in community health provision
  • Grace Chammas (2008 - ) Social work practice and human rights with refugee claimants
  • Yvette Michele Gnanamuttu (2015 - ) Adult adoptees' perceptions of inter-ethnic adoption in Canada 









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