Expert Details

Jacquie Green

Contact Information

Jacquie Green
Associate Professor
Phone Number:(250) 472-4129
Languages: English
School of Social Work

Research Information

Research Description

- Indigenous knowledge and philosophies
- Child and family wellbeing
- Best practices for Indigenous peoples
- Storying as research

Expertise Profile

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.

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 has been important to Green that her parents' names appear on the paper itself and was able to successfully defend her PhD in her own Haisla First Nations community.

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.

Related Links

Green's Faces of UVic Research video:

The Indigenous Child Welfare Research Network:

Research Keywords

Community Interaction

Community Projects

Green conducts research relating to learning traditional knowledges and practices to inform research methods; curriculum; policies and best practices. She is a board member with an urban agency to promote the well being of children and families with Indigenous peoples on Vancouver Island and Vancouver

She studies best practices within First Nation's social work.

International Involvement

International Research

established relationships with Indigenous Scholars from New Zealand, Australia, Greenland, UK, Denmark and Hawaii.

General International Activities

Green was a presenter at HUSITA conference, inclusive of Human Services Information Technology Applications. This conference occurs every two years. Her presentation focuses on how we make information systems accessible for all groups of people, with a focus on people with disabilities and Indigenous people at an international level.

Green was invited to Adelaide, Australia to present on Indigenous Education and knowledge with their universities and governments. In conjunction with this work, she was introduced to scholars from New Zealand, and invited to share the evolvement of Indigenous Social Work with them. Green was a member of the EU-Canada project and travelled to Denmark, UK to examine inclusive social work practices.

Green travelled to Malaysia to present her PhD work in a "Decolonizing the institute" conference.