Gayle Ployer

Gayle Ployer
Associate Director Field Education / Associate Teaching Professor
School of Social Work
Office: HSD B350

MSW (Carleton)

Area of expertise

Social work education, field education and participatory research

Professional Information & Research Interests | Education | Selected Publications | Selected Grants & Awards | Recent Courses Taught

Professional Information & Research Interests

  • Social work education
  • Social justice and the law
  • Field education and participatory research


MSW (Social Policy), Carlton University, 1996
BSW (Honors), University of Windsor, 1989
B.A (Psychology), University of Prince Edward Island, 1986

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Selected Publications

Books & Book Sections

Krogh, K., Rasmussen, P., LaFrance, C., Ployer, G., and members of Cowichan Community Economic Development Cooperative. (2000). Redefining Disability and Work: Policy Recommendations grounded in our embodied experience and collective efforts to establish a cooperative. 

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Selected Grants & Awards

Recent Courses Taught

SOCW 311 - Understanding Oppression
SOCW 319 - Research for Social Change
SOCW 304 - Social Work Practicum I
SOCW 402 - Social Work Practicum II
SOCW 404 - Child Welfare Specialization: Child Protection Practicum
SOCW 200B - Introduction to the Critical Analysis of Social Welfare in Canada
SOCW 350A - Social Work, Social Justice and the Law
SOCW 350B - Legal Skills for Social Workers

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