Fall 2022

The McGill School of Social Work is honoured to have many communities, graduate, and clinical lecturers in our academic programs. 


For MCLIU Priority Points up to and including

 Winter 2023 Term.


adnan.almhamied [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Adnan Al Mhamied)


Adnan Al Mhamied is a Syrian-Canadian Ph.D. candidate at McGill’s School of Social Work. His doctoral research focuses on Syrian refugee fathers in the context of forced migration and resettlement in Canada. More broadly, his research focuses on Syrian refugee families in transition, service access, parenting issues in the post-migration stage, and masculinity and masculine identity. Adnan’s research also focuses on ethical challenges in research on refugees and vulnerable populations. Adnan teaches courses such as Research Methods; Practice and Policy for Refugees; Anti Oppression Practices in Social Work; Critical Thought and Ethics in SW. He brings years of community engagement related to human rights and community well-being to his research and teaching.

In summer 2021, Adnan joined Save the Children in Denmark as a research officer on a UNICEF-funded project focusing on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Children Associated with Armed Conflict and Armed Groups (CAAFAG).  He is currently associated with the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University.

His dissertation research on the migration and resettlement trauma and adjustment of Syrian fathers was reported in a 2019 CBC Ideas as one of the outstanding doctoral students in Canada


faye.assee [at] gmail.com (Faye Assee)

Faye Assee is a Ph.D. candidate at Université de Montréal, school of social work, focusing on sexual trauma and yoga interventions, and is also a graduate of McGill University with a bachelor's and master’s degree in social work (2013). She has over 20 years of clinical experience working with a traumatized population within youth protection and victims of criminal acts and is a clinical supervisor for centers of sexual assault, CISS, and community organizations working with families. She also has experience as a mental health clinical coordinator for a crisis center, has worked with individuals struggling with addictions, and founded her own private practice where she combines yoga and meditation modalities with clinical counselling for individuals that have experienced trauma. She also offers trauma-sensitive training for community organizations and yoga centers.

Faye has been a course instructor a Concordia for 6 years and is currently offering an advanced seminar on trauma and resilience in the faculty of social work at McGill University.



sarah.burley [at] mcgill.ca (Sarah Burley)



A graduate of the University of Waterloo and McGill University, Sarah has 10 years of professional and academic experience counselling individuals, couples and families in Canada and Europe. She is an accredited couple and family therapist within the Ordre des Travailleurs Sociaux et Thérapeutes Conjugaux et Familiaux du Quebec (OTSTCFQ), an accredited psychotherapist within the Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec (OPQ), and a lecture in the Couple and Family Therapy department at McGill. Prior to opening her private practice, and co-therapy practice, she worked as a therapist in the counselling department at Agence Ometz with individuals, families and couples in the Jewish community; and at the Kahnawake Shakotija’takehnhas Community Service Center with members of the Kahnawake First Nations community.

Through her master’s program at McGill, she was part of a small research team at the University, where the focus was on working through trauma in couples' therapy. Beforehand she worked at Langs Community Health Centre of Waterloo, providing sex education and group work with adolescents, parents with young children, and adults in later life. She also spent several years in Europe working in a Family Service agency with families and young children in Berlin.


maya.fennig [at] mcgill.ca (Maya Fennig)




amanda.keller [at] mcgill.ca (Amanda Keller)


Amanda Keller is a Ph.D. candidate and Vanier Scholar in the school of Social Work. She is a developmentalist researcher who uses multidisciplinary and mixed-method approaches to examine how we can empower traumatized and otherwise marginalized peoples. She has a particular interest in examining child welfare outcomes and policies. Her thesis work examines the life trajectories of older adults who aged out of group child welfare placement. She is simultaneously collaborating on several research projects related to child welfare and trauma-informed care.

Beginning her professional career as a homeless youth outreach worker and subsequently working as a case manager, she has ten years of clinical experience working with youth and young adults in Montreal suffering from trauma and addictions. She is also the founder of CARE Jeunesse. A peer support-based non-profit that provides support to foster care alumni and advocates for change to Quebec child welfare practices.

She attended Ohio University as an undergraduate, where she was a McNair Scholar and National Science Foundation fellowship recipient. She subsequently attended McGill University for her Master of Science in the Department of Psychiatry as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. Amanda is a highly requested speaker. She combines her personal, professional and academic knowledge to lead transformative change in social service practices.


nicole.mitchell2 [at] mcgill.ca (Nicole Mitchell)




nona.moscovitz [at] mcgill.ca (Nona Moscovitz)



Nona Moscovitz, a graduate of McGill University with a Masters in Social Work (1997), has over 24 years of experience working with a diverse clientele and over the past 15 years in the realm of mental health. She has an extensive background and expertise in program development and management, years of clinical staff and student supervision and an ongoing commitment to the field of education. She is presently Program Manager for Mental Health and Addictions at the CSSS Cavendish (Centre de santé et services sociaux de René-Cassin et Notre-Dame-de-Grace/ Montréal Ouest) and is also responsible for the Mental Health and Aging cutting-edge services, which includes direct services, research, training and the transfer of knowledge. Nona is presently a Member of the Seniors` Advisory Committee of the Canadian Mental Health Commission of Canada. She has had several publications, been involved in numerous national research projects and presented at many conferences and workshops across Canada.


anthony.musiwa [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Anthony Musiwa)



manuel.salamanca [at] mcgill.ca (Manual Salamance Cordona)




guylaine.seguin [at] mcgill.ca (Guylaine Séguin)



ata.yeboah [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ata Senior Yeboah)




corrie.sirota [at] mcgill.ca (Corrie Sirota)

Corrie Sirota holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from McGill University as well as a Graduate Certificate in Loss and Bereavement, where she continues to teach as a sessional lecturer in the School of Social Work for over 20 years.  As a licensed psychotherapist, Corrie maintains a private practice specializing in Loss and Bereavement, Parenting, Stress management, and Relationship issues. She is a seasoned support group facilitator – currently animating groups for Post-partum support, Miscarriage and Perinatal Loss, Widow support, as well as Caregiver’s support groups.

Corrie is also a well-known guest speaker, having presented at numerous conferences and workshops, both locally and internationally and continues to develop and facilitate psycho-social prevention and intervention workshops for school professionals, students, camping staff, various community agencies, organizations, and businesses.

She has authored her first book entitled, “Someone Died…Now What – A personal and professional perspective on coping with grief and loss,” available on Amazon. She has also written the article ‘Helping Children through the Grieving Process’ appearing in the Jewish Funeral Directors magazine as well as Living Legacies Volume III and has written numerous other articles and blogs posts for ME Magazine, Cappino Physio and Wellness Centre, and Risk within Reason.


Jacqueline.stol [at] mcgill.ca (Jacqueline Stol)


Jacqueline Stol is a Ph.D. candidate and a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier scholar at McGill’s School of Social Work. Her doctoral research focuses on engaging with visual, creative, and oral storytelling through community and participatory methodologies, Photovoice and Kuwentuhan (talk-story), to re-tell and advocate for the community-building and migration experiences of LGBTQ+ Filipino/a/xs in the diaspora. Her overall research draws from queer, diaspora, and transnational feminist theories to critique and strengthen possibilities for participatory, equitable, sustainable, and more transformative approaches amongst grassroots, community and social service organizations and the policy contexts that surround them.  


Her social work and community practice has spanned several sectors, including community health and mental health, youth engagement, settlement, and housing and homelessness. Her broader focus in these contexts has been on knowledge mobilization and community engagement to advance social and collective change, such as a policy-ready paper publication on newcomer child and youth mental health, and recently on community care and mutual aid grassroots organizing amongst Filipinos in Montreal during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


She has taught the course Migration, Power, and Possibilities for Change at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and is currently teaching Critical Thought and Ethics with the School of Social Work. 


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