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Therese Jennissen

Associate Professor/ BSW Supervisor (Acting)

Degrees:Ph.D. (McGill)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 4390
Office:516 Dunton Tower

Courses Taught:

  • Social Policy and Administration
  • Women and Social Policy in Canada
  • History of Social Welfare and Social Work

Research Interests/ Current Research Projects:

  • contemporary social policy issues
  • history of Canadian social welfare policy
  • international social policy issues
  • women and social welfare – Canadian and International


  • Contributions to the Canadian Review of Social Policy

Chapters in books – most recently:

  • “Women in Cuba and the Move to a Private Market Economy” (with Colleen Lundy), Women’s Studies International Forum, 2001, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 181-198.
  • “Workers’ Compensation in Canada: A Case for greater public accountability”, (with Michael Prince and Saul Schwartz), Canadian Public Administration, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 23-45.
  • “Gender Dimensions of Occupational Health and Safety in Canada: The Case of Foetal Protection from Toxins in the Workplace”, in Women and Public Policy, S. Baker and A. van Doorne-Huiskes, eds. London:Open University Press, 1999, pp. 175-193.
  • “Implications for Women: The Canada Health and Social Transfer”, in The Welfare State in Canada: Past, Present and Future, edited by Raymond Blake, Penny Bryden and J. Frank Strain, Concord, Ontario:Irwin Publishing, 1997, 219-229.
  • “The Federal Social Security Review: A Gender-sensitive Critique”, in Remaking Canadian Social Policy: Social Security in the Late 1990s, edited by Jane Pulkingham and Gordon Ternowetsky, Halifax:Fernwood Press, 1996, pp. 238-255
  • “The Federal Social Security Review, Process and Related Events, December 1993-June 1995)” in Remaking Canadian Social Security: Social Security in the Late 1990s, edited by Jane Pulkingham and Gordeon Ternowetsky, Halifax:Fernwood Press, 1996, pp. 30-33

Affiliations/Positions Held:

  • Supervisor of graduate studies
  • Supervisor of Undergraduate studies.