Teaching & Research Interests
Scholarship, Research & Creative Activities
Jane has over 30 years of clinical Social work experience in the Social Service sector. Her work spans a number of sectors including social assistance and employment services, children’s mental health, child protection services, housing (youth shelters), employee assistance programs and private practice.
Jane has enjoyed a variety of roles as Counsellor, Supervisor, Program Coordinator, Regional Manager of Clinical Services, Individual and Family Therapist, E-Counsellor, Consultant and Educator.
Jane's teaching philosophy mirrors core principles that guide her clinical work: professionalism, partnership, collaboration, creativity, authenticity, transparency, accountability, integrity and client or student centeredness. She believes that who you are in the classroom as an educator needs to align with the values and skills that you hope students will take with them into the profession. This is how students will change lives and bring about social change.
- Introduction to Social Service Work and Field Placement, Social Diversity in Contemporary Canada, Social Justice and Social Change, Field Preparation, Professional Practice, Group Work Methods, Human Development, Concept of Helping and Helping Models and Strategies.
- Mental Health and Mindfulness-based approaches to Counselling, Anti-Oppressive Practice perspectives, LGBT issues and disability.
Artistic and Professional Performances
Boynton, L.L., Smith, J. (2013). Jaws - The Musical. Toronto Fringe Festival. Toronto.
Boynton, L.L., Vis, J., Crisp, B. (2019). Spirituality, trauma, grief and loss: Impacts and therapeutic considerations across the lifespan. In Routledge Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work(pp. 202-209). Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.
Boynton, L.L., Moreau, C. (2020). The Art of Milkshakes. Vancouver, Canada: Mango Street Press.
Boynton, L.L., SAPPINGTON, J., LONGSHORE, K., THOMPSON, D. Quantifying Landscape Ruggedness for Animal Habitat Analysis: A Case Study Using Bighorn Sheep in the Mojave Desert, The Journal of Wildlife Management 1419-1426 (2007).
Boynton, L.L., Bouchard, S. (2018-04-12). To Cut or Not to Cut? What is the Role of Surgery in the management of pediatric Lung Lesions. Canadian Respiratory Conference: A breath of fresh air. Vancouver, Canada.
Boynton, L.L. (2019). COPD and Breathing Techniques utilized by Respirologists. Canadian Respiratory Conference 2019 Agenda, Ottawa, Ontario.
Interviews and Media Relations
Boynton, L.L., Smith, J. Designers expand business models to fragrance. City TV.
Boynton, L.L., Abou, E., Abdulla, D. (2020). A Roadmap to Transform Learning From Face-to-Face to Online./.
Boynton, L.L., Vis, J. (2011). Meaning Making, spirituality, and creative expressive therapies: Pathways to processing grief with children.Counselling and Spirituality, 30, 137.
Boynton, L.L., England, A., Kaplan, J. (2012). Teaching Young Adult Literature Today: Insights, Considerations, and Perspectives for the Classroom Teacher.Journal of Children, Teen and Young Adult Literature, 5(7), 45--53.
"Grounded Theory Studies in Meditation for Children who are Critically Ill". Hospital for Sick Children. Insight Grant. $1,000. 2018.
Lisa Boynton (Principle Investigator), John Thompson, Andrea England, KC Penney.
"Social Work and Creative Problem Solving for Elder Care". SSHRC. Insight Grant. $10,000. 2020.
Lisa Boynton (Co-Principle Investigator), Samantha Bee (Principle Investigator), Vaclav Patel, John Carpenter.
"Test Subjects and Inclusive Communities". Sheridan. SRCA Growth Grant. $8,000. 2019.
Lisa Boynton (Co-Investigator), Cheryle Moreau (Principle Investigator).