Dr. Jacquie Green

Dr. Jacquie Green
Executive Director of IACE / Associate Professor
School of Social Work
Office: FPH 149

PhD (UVic)

Area of expertise

Indigenous child welfare policy and practice

Professional Information & Research Interests

Professional Information & Research Interests

  • Indigenous knowledge and philosophies
  • Child welfare policy and practice
  • Best practices for Indigenous peoples
  • Storying as research

Indigenous youth are over-represented in BC's child welfare system and under-represented in BC post-secondary institutions.

Kundoqk, Jacquie Green, associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Victoria, is setting out to change that.

Currently at the tail end of her PhD, Green is committed to growing the Indigenous space at the university and beyond.

Her PhD is an auto-ethnography. It is a detailed account of her own community experience, and teachings from her parents, translated to inform policy development, practice and research frameworks. It is important to Green that her parents' names appear on the paper itself and that she defend her PhD not only at the university, but in her own Haisla First Nations community as well.

Green is the project manager for the Indigenous Child Welfare Research Network housed at UVic. The network facilitates the development of research practices that utilize the knowledge and teachings of Indigenous cultures throughout BC.

The network's vision is to establish a research institute in BC to ensure Indigenous children and families are nurtured with traditional teachings and practices that are relevant to the diverse Indigenous cultures of the province.

Green co-developed the Indigenous specializations program in the School of Social Work. In the program, students are given a place to explore their own cultural knowledge and bring that to their research and social work.

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