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Michaelann George

Michaelann George

Professor, Social Service Worker and Program Coordinator, Community Worker Outreach & Development programs

Program Area: Community Studies

Email: michaelann.george@sheridancollege.ca

Contact Info: 905-845-9430 ext. 5702

Michaelann George has been a full-time Professor at Sheridan College since 2010. I am currently, the Program Coordinator for the Community Worker Outreach & Development Program and was the interim Program Coordinator for the Social Service Worker Program from 2016-2017. Prior to being the Program Coordinator, I supervised the joint SSW & CYC Peer Mentor program at the Trafalgar campus (2012 -2015). I also developed & coordinated the SSW Virtual Community (2011 -2015). I am a CPI Certified Instructor and am part of a team that provides Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training to SSW students.

 

I have a Masters in Environmental Studies (York University, 2003), a Graduate Diploma in Refugee & Migration Studies (York University, 2003), an Honours B.A. in Women’s Studies and African Studies (University of Toronto, 2000), and a Diploma in Business Management (Centennial College, 1991).

 

I am passionate about social justice and work diligently to help raise awareness about injustices occurring both within Canada and internationally. In addition to raising awareness, I work hard to build critical thinking skills and teach students how to mobilize for social justice and social change. I take a critical, anti-oppressive approach to my work.

 

Courses taught include: Introduction to Community Development • Introduction to Settlement Counselling • Settlement Counselling II • Advanced Settlement Counselling • Social Justice & Social Change •  Social Policy • Group Facilitation Community Development & Fundraising.

 

Prior to coming to Sheridan, I worked extensively in the area of program management specializing in women’s health and community based education. My experience includes but is not limited to:

  • Community Coordinator: Frontier College.
  • Transition Coordinator/Consultant: Echo: Improving Women’s Health in Ontario.  
  • Project Manager:  Women Affiliate, Canadian Health Network, The New Women’s College Hospital. 
  • Outreach Coordinator:  Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention. 
  • Program Coordinator Diversity: Ontario Council for International Cooperation.