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Ilyan Ferrer

Associate Professor / CSPSC Co-Chair

Degrees:MSW (McGill University), PhD Social Work (McGill University)
Office:617 DT

Areas of Interest:

  • Aging among racialized immigrants in Canada
  • Digital storytelling as methodology
  • Transformative and community education

Selected Publications:

  • Ferrer, I., Brotman, S. & Koehn, S. (2022). Unravelling the Interconnections of Immigration, Precarious Labour and Racism Across the Life Course. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 65(8), 797-821.
  • Ferrer, I., Shaw, J., & Lorenzetti. (2021). Ethical storytelling and digital narratives: Lessons learned in student-led podcasts and community radio partnerships. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 18(1), 90-104.
  • Ferrer, I., Lee, Y., & Khan, M. N. (2020). Understanding the Lived Experiences and Financial Realities of Older Immigrants. Canadian Ethnic Studies, 52(2), 53–78.
  • Ferrer, I. (2017) Aging Filipino domestic workers and the (in)adequacy of retirement provisions in Canada. Canadian Journal on Aging, 36(1),15-29.
  • Ferrer, I., Grenier, A., & Brotman, S. (2017). Understanding the experiences of racialized older people through an intersectional life course. Journal of Aging Studies, 41, 10-17.

Creative outputs:

Selected Projects: 

  • Ferrer, I., Pino, F., Batac, M., & Javier, V. (2022-2023). Kwentuhan (storytelling) with Filipino/a/x Canadian social work practitioners, scholars, and students: A knowledge mobilization podcast and outreach project. SSHRC Connections Grant.
  • Ferrer, I., de Leon, C., Rodriguez, R., & Francisco-Menchavez, V. (2020-2022). Multidirectional (im)migration, aging and care: Transnational older Filipinos in Canada. SSHRC Insight Development Grant.
  • Ferrer, I., Shaw, J., & Lorenzetti, L. (2017-2019). Making Social Work Accessible Through the Airwaves: Developing Podcasting as a Pedagogical Approach for Experiential Teaching and Learning. UCalgary Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant.