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Lisa L. Boynton

BA, Academic Systems Operations

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.

Teaching Interests

  • 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.

Research Interests

  • 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.

Book Chapters


  • Boynton, L.L., Moreau, C. (2020). The Art of Milkshakes. Vancouver, Canada: Mango Street Press.

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Conference Presentations

Conference Proceedings

Interviews and Media Relations

  • Boynton, L.L., Smith, J. Designers expand business models to fragrance. City TV.

Journal Articles


  • "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).

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