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Karen Schwartz

Academic Co-chair, Steering Committee, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Affairs, Carleton University

Phone:613-520-2600 x 3514
Website:Visit Professor Schwartz's Carleton University profile

Since 2007, Karen Schwartz has been practicing community service learning with her master’s research course at Carleton University. As the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Affairs, Karen also promotes research opportunities and develops policy recommendations on matters related to research in the Faculty of Public Affairs. She’s intrigued with social work practices, and her research interests include community engaged research and scholarship, mental health issues from the perspective of the psychiatric survivor and mental health needs from multi-cultural groups. On top of her busy schedule at Carleton, Karen is the academic co-chair of CFICE’s Steering Committee and in Phase I, she worked tirelessly as the academic co-lead for CFICE’s Poverty Reduction hub.

Want to learn more about Karen? Check out this video and listen to Karen discuss how she manages the research projects students take on with community partners.

Areas of Interest: Community Service Learning, Carleton University, community engaged research and scholarship, policy recommendations, social work, poverty reduction, mental health