Uzo Anucha

School of Social Work

Associate Professor

Office: Ross Building, S842
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66329
Emailanucha@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.yorku.ca/act
Secondary websitewww.noise.info.yorku.ca

Uzo Anucha is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, York University and the founding Director of the Applied Social Welfare Research and Evaluation Group.

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Uzo Anucha is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, York University and the founding Director of the Applied Social Welfare Research and Evaluation Group.
She holds a PhD in Social Work from the University of Toronto; BSW and MSW in Social Work from York University; MSc in Clinical Psychology from the University of Benin, Nigeria; and BSc in Psychology from the University of Nigeria. Uzo Anucha’s scholarship, teaching and professional activity focuses on promoting equity and access for diverse communities within local, national and international contexts.

Uzo conceptualizes her applied research scholarship as a community dialogue that must fully engage the community studied. She actively seeks to bridge the gap between knowledge production and knowledge use by translating and disseminating research findings to end users (policy-makers and practitioners) using multiple channels. She frequently presents her work in diverse forums that are accessible to communities, agencies and policy makers.

Area of Specialization

Social Work

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto
MSW , York University
BSW , York University
MSc in Clinical Psychology, University of Benin, Nigeria

Professional Leadership

Member - Executive Committee of the York Institute for Health Research, York University Member - Executive Committee of the Centre for Feminist Research, York University Director - Central Local Health Integration Network Board of Directors, Ontario

Community Contributions

Dr. Anucha has served on a variety of community-based boards such as the Sandwich Community Health Centre and the Women Working with Immigrant Women in Windsor Ontario, and the Race and Ethno-cultural Relations Committee of the City of Windsor. She has served as the Vice-chair of the Boards of both the Community Resources Consultants of Toronto, the Peel Addiction Assessment and Referral Centre, a Community Member on the Strategic Directions Committee of the Board of Trustees, York Central Hospital, Member, Board of Accreditation, Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work and the Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). She is currently on the board of the Central Local Health Integration Network.

Research Interests

Community-Based Research , Homelessness and Under-Housing, Immigration and Diversity, International Social Work , Critical Positive Youth Development

Selected Publications

Anucha, U. (2007) “Exploring a New Direction for Social Work Education and Training in Nigeria”, Social Work Education – The International Journal, 27 (3), 229 – 242.

Anucha, U., Smylie, L., Mitchell, C. & Omorodion, F. (2007) . Exits and Returns: An Exploratory Longitudinal Study of Homeless People in Windsor-Essex County, Ottawa: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Anucha, U. (2006) . “When a Bed is Home: The Challenges and Paradoxes of Community Development in a Shared Housing Program for Homeless People”, Canadian Review of Social Policy – Special Edition on Canadian Homelessness. 58, 62 – 83.

Anucha, U. (2005) . We are Not Just Rent Receipts: Housing, Neigbourhood, and Community Re-imagined by Formerly Homeless People. Canadian Social Work Review 22 (2), 188 – 209.

Anucha, U., Dlamini, S. N., Yan, M. C. & Smylie, L. (2006) . “Social Capital and the Welfare of Immigrant Women: A Multi-level Study of Four Ethnic Communities”, 145p. Ottawa: Status of Women Canada ISBN 978-0-662-44720-7 Cat. No. SW21-152/2006E-PDF.

Anucha, U., Dlamini, S. N., Yan, M. C. & L. Smylie. (2006) Capital social et bien-être des immigrantes: étude multidimensionnelle auprès de quatre communautés ethniques de Windsor. ISBN 978-0-662-73134-4 Nº de cat. SW21-152/2006F-PDF

Current Research Projects

Public Outreach Dissemination project: "A Community Dialogue on Hidden Homelessness among Newcomer Canadians"

Description: 
The objectives of this project are two-fold: the first objective is to increase public awareness of hidden homelessness among immigrants and refugees particulalry those immigrants and refugees who settle outside of Canada’s three major immigrant-receiving cities (Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver) in South Western Ontario using Windsor-Essex County as a model.

The second objective is to translate relevant research findings into accessible formats such as clear language research bulletins and disseminate these to community stakeholders in SouthWestern Ontario and other Canadian second-tier cities to enable these communities to develop action strategies that address hidden homelessness, as some of these cties do not have access to the type and range of resources that larger urban cities do.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Mar  Year: 2008
End Date:  Month: Mar  Year: 2009

Collaborator: The Homeless Coalition of Windsor-Essex Region; The City of Windsor
Collaborator Role: Community Partners

Funders: 
SSHRC

The Role of Affordable Housing in the Well-Being of Children - An Exploratory Longitudinal Study

Description: 
This project will develop a longitudinal research strategy that could be used to conduct a multi-city study to understand the relationship between the receipt of affordable housing through the Affordable Housing Programme (AHP) or social housing and the wellbeing of children. The project will examine outcomes (such as employment, educational attainment, well-being of children, etc.) associated with having secure, affordable housing.

The project will use the developed longitudinal research strategy to conduct a small-scale pilot study that will provide preliminary data on how the receipt of affordable housing impacts the well-being of children.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Researcher


Start Date:  Month: Mar  Year: 2008
End Date:  Month: Dec  Year: 2009

Collaborator: Lisa Smylie and Daphne Jeyapal
Collaborator Institution: University of Windsor and University of Toronto
Collaborator Role: Co-Investigators

Funders: 
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
HRSDC
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

HIV Prevention for Youth: Mobilizing Nigerian Schools and Communities

Description: 
The HIV Prevention for Youth project asks two questions: How is youth vulnerability and risk situated within individual, interpersonal and community dynamics? To what degree can school- and community-based interventions separately, and in combination contribute to reducing youth risk and vulnerability? The project takes a social ecological approach to prevention that places individual risk of acquiring HIV within the context of interpersonal networks, community and broader social and cultural contexts. The project uses an action research model that incorporates into the research process the sharing and translation of knowledge into programmatic and policy actions.
Role: Co-Investigator

Collaborator: Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale
Collaborator Institution: University of Windsor
Collaborator Role: Principal Investigator

Funders: 
Teasdale-Corti Global Health Partnership Program (CIHR, IDRC, Health Canada and CIDA)

The Evaluation of StreetJibe

Description: 
StreetJibe is a two-year pilot project in York Region funded by Trillium to increase access to relevant and effective programming for youth experiencing poverty and homelessness. The evaluation of StreetJibe examines: the implementation of the program whether StreetJibe has met its goals of building cross-sectoral alliances within York region that brings partners from different sectors together how participating staff from youth-serving agencies use their training from StreetJibe in working with youth clients.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Feb  Year: 2007
End Date:  Month: Aug  Year: 2009

The Social Work in Nigeria Project

Description: 
The Social Work in Nigeria Project (SWIN-P) is a multi-faceted, equitable and reciprocal international collaboration that brings together faculty members from the University of Benin, Nigeria, York University, University of Windsor and University of British Columbia. SWIN-P emphasizes extensive collaboration with diverse community stakeholders, and the building of complementary and broad-based partnerships that include seven NGOs, a State Ministry of Social Welfare and the Nigerian Association of Social Workers. The research component of the project focuses on applied research projects on women's vulnerability to poverty, HIV/AIDS and sex trade trafficking. The project is also conducting an inventory and benchmarking of indigenous social welfare practices. Other project components include curricula development at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Project Director


Start Date:  Month: Jan  Year: 2006
End Date:  Month: Jul  Year: 2012

Collaborator: Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Edo State; Nigerian Association of Social Workers
Collaborator Role: Community Partners

Funders: 
AUCC/CIDA
York University, University of Windsor, University of British Columbia
University of Benin

Assets Coming Together for Youth: Linking Research, Polic yand Action for Positive Youth Development

Summary: 
The Assets Coming Together for Youth Project (2009 – 2014) is a community-university research alliance that is focused on developing a comprehensive youth strategy that will outline how urban communities like the Jane-Finch community can build assets for youth.

Description: 
The Assets Coming Together for Youth Project is a 5-year project (2009-2014) community-university research alliance funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The project brings together a multi-sectoral alliance of community stakeholders; an interdisciplinary network of scholars; and youth to undertake a programme of applied research, capacity building, knowledge transfer and evaluation that is focused on youth in ‘marginalized’ urban communities using as a case study the Jane-Finch community. ACT for Youth is exploring five research questions managed by five Research Theme Working Groups. Each Research Theme’s activities involve the collection of original data using mixed-methods such as survey, in-depth interviews, ethnographic focus groups and arts-based approaches as well as analysis of relevant secondary data sets. Each Research Theme is co-chaired by a university and community researcher and includes university and community researchers and youth working together in all aspects of the research process.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: May  Year: 2009
End Date:  Month: May  Year: 2014

Funders: 
SSHRC CURA

Selected Publications

Anucha, U. (2007) “Exploring a New Direction for Social Work Education and Training in Nigeria”, Social Work Education – The International Journal, 27 (3), 229 – 242.

Anucha, U., Smylie, L., Mitchell, C. & Omorodion, F. (2007) . Exits and Returns: An Exploratory Longitudinal Study of Homeless People in Windsor-Essex County, Ottawa: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Anucha, U. (2006) . “When a Bed is Home: The Challenges and Paradoxes of Community Development in a Shared Housing Program for Homeless People”, Canadian Review of Social Policy – Special Edition on Canadian Homelessness. 58, 62 – 83.

Anucha, U. (2005) . We are Not Just Rent Receipts: Housing, Neigbourhood, and Community Re-imagined by Formerly Homeless People. Canadian Social Work Review 22 (2), 188 – 209.

Anucha, U., Dlamini, S. N., Yan, M. C. & Smylie, L. (2006) . “Social Capital and the Welfare of Immigrant Women: A Multi-level Study of Four Ethnic Communities”, 145p. Ottawa: Status of Women Canada ISBN 978-0-662-44720-7 Cat. No. SW21-152/2006E-PDF.

Anucha, U., Dlamini, S. N., Yan, M. C. & L. Smylie. (2006) Capital social et bien-être des immigrantes: étude multidimensionnelle auprès de quatre communautés ethniques de Windsor. ISBN 978-0-662-73134-4 Nº de cat. SW21-152/2006F-PDF

All Publications

Book Chapters

Anucha, U. (2007) "The Challenges and Possibilities of Re-visioning Social Work Education in Africa" Chapter 10 - New Directions in African Education: Issues in Curriculum, Pedagogy, Policy and Access, (ed) S. Nombuso Dlamini University of Calgary Press, pp. 147-170.

Journal Articles

Dlamini, S. N. & Anucha, U. (Accepted) . Intergenerational Links and the Civic Participation of Youth from African Communities, Journal of Thought: A Journal of Critical Reflection on Educational Issues

Dlamini, S.N., Anucha, U. & Wolfe, B. “Negotiated challenges in the workplace: Immigrant womens views and experiences of employment in Canada”: Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 27 (4), 420-434

Dlamini, S.N., Anucha, U. & Wolfe, B. “Negotiated challenges in the workplace: Immigrant womens views and experiences of employment in Canada”: Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 27 (4), 420-434

Dlamini, S.N., Anucha, U. & Wolfe, B. “Negotiated challenges in the workplace: Immigrant womens views and experiences of employment in Canada”: Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 27 (4), 420-434

Dlamini, S.N., Anucha, U. & Wolfe, B. “Negotiated challenges in the workplace: Immigrant womens views and experiences of employment in Canada”: Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 27 (4), 420-434

Dlamini, S.N., Anucha, U. & Wolfe, B. “Negotiated challenges in the workplace: Immigrant womens views and experiences of employment in Canada”: Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 27 (4), 420-434

Dlamini, S.N., Anucha, U. & Wolfe, B. “Negotiated challenges in the workplace: Immigrant womens views and experiences of employment in Canada”: Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 27 (4), 420-434

Anucha, U., Lovell, A. & Jeyapal, D. (In Press) . Growing New Roots: The Housing Experiences of Racialized Newcomers in a Second -Tier Canadian City, Canadian Social Work – Special Issue on the Settlement and Integration of Newcomers to Canada

Anucha, U. (2010) . Housed but Homeless? Negotiating Everyday Life in a Shared Housing Program for Homeless People, Families in Society – A Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 91(1), 67-75

Dlamini, S. N., Wolfe, B., Anucha, U. & Yan, M. (2009) . Engaging the Canadian Diaspora, Youth Social Identities in a Canadian Border City, McGill Journal of Education, 44(3)

Dlamini, S. N. & Anucha, U. (2009) . “Trans-nationalism, social identities and African youth in the Canadian diaspora”, Social Identities, Volume 15, Issue 2, pages 227 - 242

Gorey KM, Luginaah IN, Schwartz KL, Fung, KY, Balagurusamy M, Bartfay E, Wright FC, Anucha U, Parsons RR (2009). “Increased racial group breast cancer care and survival differentials in America: Historical evidence consistent with a health insurance hypothesis, 1975 to 2001”. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 113:595-600

Anucha, U. (2007) “Exploring a New Direction for Social Work Education and Training in Nigeria”, Social Work Education – The International Journal, 27 (3), 229 – 242.

Anucha, U. (2006) . “When a Bed is Home: The Challenges and Paradoxes of Community Development in a Shared Housing Program for Homeless People”, Canadian Review of Social Policy – Special Edition on Canadian Homelessness. 58, 62 – 83.

Anucha, U. (2005) . We are Not Just Rent Receipts: Housing, Neigbourhood, and Community Re-imagined by Formerly Homeless People. Canadian Social Work Review 22 (2), 188 – 209.

Anucha, U. (2004) . Conceptualizing Homeless Exits and Returns: The Case for a Multidimensional Response to Episodic Homelessness. Critical Social Work, 6(1).

Sylvestre, J., Trainor, J., Hopkins, M., Anucha, U., Ilves, P., and N. Ramsundar. (2001) . À propos de la stabilité du logement chez des personnes prises avec des troubles mentaux graves, 14 (2), 59 – 74.

Conference Papers

Boswell, T. & Anucha, U. (2009) . “Comparative Profiles of Blacks in Canada and the United States”, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas

Anucha, U., Flemming, J. & Leung, H. (2009) . Exits and Returns: An Exploratory Longitudinal Study of Homeless People in Windsor, Growing Home: Housing and Homelessness in Canada Conference, Calgary

Anucha, U., Flemming, J. & Leung, H. (2009) . The Housing Situations of Immigrants and Refugees in Second-Tier Cities: A Case Study of Windsor-Essex County, Growing Home: Housing and Homelessness in Canada Conference, Calgary

Jeyapal, D., Okolocha, C., Anucha, U., Razack, U. (2008) . "Building Equitable North-South Collaborations: Lessons from the Social Work in Nigeria Project", International Association of Schools of Social Work 34th Global Social Work Congress, Durban - South Africa.

Anucha, U. (2008) . "Immigrant Status, Race and Gender: Intersecting Barriers to Housing", Workshop on Barriers to Housing, 10th National Metropolis Conference, Halifax.

Yiu, L. & Anucha, U. (2008) . "Perception of Breast Health Practices among Ethno-Cultural Women", 5th World Conference on Breast Cancer, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Anucha, U., Kimber*, M. & Yiu, L. (2008) . “Promoting Access to Breast Health for Ethno-Cultural Women in an Underserved Health Area: Barriers, Facilitators and Best Practices”, Social Work National Conference, Toronto

Yiu, L., Anucha, U. & Kimber, M. (2007) . “Promoting Breast Health Among Ethno-cultural Women in Windsor-Essex”, Making Connections: A Canadian Cancer Research Conference, National Cancer Institute of Canada, Toronto.

Kimber, M., Yiu, L., & Anucha, U. (2007) . “Breast Health Practice among African Women”, Poster Presentation at the Making Connections: A Canadian Cancer Research Conference, National Cancer Institute of Canada, Toronto.

Anucha, U., Mitchell, C. (2007) “Community Engagement as a Methodological Practice: Lessons from a Community-University Research Project on Social Capital and Immigrant/Refugee Women”, Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work Annual Conference (in conjunction with CFHSS), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.

Anucha, U. (2007) . “Poverty and Homelessness”, KM in the AM Knowledge Mobilization Breakfast, Knowledge Mobilization Unit and Human Services Planning Coalition of York Region, Markham.

Anucha, U. (2007) . “Growing New Roots: The Housing Situations of Immigrants and Refugees in Windsor-Essex County”, Symposium on Newcomers, Housing and Homelessness, Metropolis, Toronto.

Anucha, U., Mitchell, C. & K. Bedeau. (2006) . The Apartment Was So Tight It Put Pressure on You: A Multi-Method Study of the Housing Conditions of Immigrants and Refugees in a Border City.

Anucha, U., Mitchell, C. (2006) . “Engaging the Community to Understand the Housing Situations of Newcomers”, 8th National Metropolis Conference, Vancouver.

Anucha U. & Medcalf, M. (2006) “Exits and Returns: A Longitudinal Study of Homeless People in Windsor”, Windsor-Essex County Homelessness and Housing Research Forum, Windsor.

Jean-Baptiste, N., Anucha, U. & Luginaah, I. (2005) . "Sexual Coercion and HIV/AIDS among Young Nigerian Women”, American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Anucha, U. Medcalf, M. Bedeau*, K. & Ferron, T. (2005) “A Community- University Research Collaboration on Social Capital and the Welfare of Immigrant Women”, Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work Annual Conference (in conjunction with CFHSS), University of Western Ontario.

Anucha, U., Medcalf, M., Bedeau, K., Ferron*, T & Ranu, K. (2005) “Growing New Roots: Home, Neighborhood, Community and Social Capital among New Immigrants and Refugees in a Border City”, Canadian Conference on Homelessness, York University.

Anucha, U. (2005) “When Bed is Home: A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of ‘Hard to House’ Tenants in Shared Housing Programs”, Canadian Conference on Homelessness, York University.

Jean-Baptiste*, N. & Anucha, U. (2005) “Are Western HIV Prevention Strategies a Good Fit for Sub-Saharan African Women?”, The 6th Annual Feminist Research Group Conference, University of Windsor.

Anucha, U. (2005) . “A Collaborative Needs Assessment of HIV/AIDS Services and Gaps for Women”, 51st Annual Conference of the Council for Social Work Education, New York City.

Anucha, U., Obianwu, H., Smith, N. & Erondu, A*. (2005) . “An International Collaborative Needs Assessment of HIV/AIDS Services and Gaps for Young Women in Nigeria”, Ninth Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. Miami.

Parsons, R. R., Gorey, K. M., Anucha, U. & Nakhaie, R. (2004) “Institutional racism and classism in health care: Meta-analytic evidence of their existence in America, but not in Canada”, 132nd annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.

Anucha, U. (2004) “Conceptualizing Exits and Returns to Homelessness: A Multidimensional Model of Factors Associated with Episodic Homelessness”, International Sociological Association under the auspices of the Housing and the Built Environment Research Committee 43, Toronto.

Anucha, U. (2004) “The Politics of Keeping Space: A Multi Method Study of the Housing Stability of Hard to House Persons”, Eight Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans.

Anucha, U. (2003) “Factors Associated With The Housing Stability Of ‘Hard To House’ People”, 29th Annual Harvey Stancer Research Day, University of Toronto.

Zahraei, S.; Hopkins, M.; Anucha, U.; Ilves, P. & Trainor, J. (2003) “The Community Networking Assessment Tool”, 29th Annual Harvey Stancer Research Day, University of Toronto.

Hopkins, M., Anucha, U., Ramsundar, N., Trainor, J. & Ilves, P. (2003) “Collaborating for Optimal Client Outcomes? A Qualitative Study of Client Perspectives of a Partnership Support Model for the Seriously Mentally Ill”, 29th Annual Harvey Stancer Research Day, University of Toronto.

Anucha, U. (2003) “Where do they come from? Why do they leave? Where do they go? A study of tenant exits from housing for homeless people”, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s National Housing Research Committee’s working group meeting on homelessness, Ottawa

Hopkins, M., Anucha, U., & Ramsundar, N. (2002) “Collaborating for Optimal Client Outcomes: An Evaluation of the Joint Community Support Team”, International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services Annual Conference, Toronto.

Zahraei, S. & Anucha, U. (2003) “Working with Homeless Immigrants & Refugees with Mental Health Issues: Barriers, Gaps, Strategies and Resources”, Living on the Ragged Edge: Immigrants, Refugees and Homelessness Housing Forum, Toronto.

Anucha, U. & Kwasi Kafele, P. (2001) “Planning for Inclusion: Lessons and Challenges from the Diversity Project of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health”, International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services Annual Conference, Houston Texas.

Trainor, J., Anucha, U., Hopkins, M., Ilves, P., & Sylvestre, J. (2001) Building the Perfect Partnership: Lessons from Joint Ventures between a Psychiatric Hospital and Community Mental Health Agencies. International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services Annual Conference, Houston Texas

Sylvestre, J.C., Trainor, J., Ilves, P., Hopkins, M., & Anucha, U. (2001) “The Conceptualization and Evaluation of Housing Stability”, International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services Annual Conference, Houston Texas.

Anucha, U. (2001) “Evaluating Social service programs”, Research Methods Course, School of Social Work, Ryerson Polytechnic University (Instructor: Miu C. Yan)

Anucha, U. & Dempsey, D. (2000) “A Balancing Act – Strategies for Resolving Ethical Issues in Social Work Discharge Planning”, Ontario Medical Education Network, Toronto.

Ilves, P., Anucha, U. & Hopkins, M. (1999) “Beyond Homelessness and Psychiatric Illness: Factors Associated with the Housing Stability of Psychiatric Consumers/Survivors”, Poster Presentation, Annual Congress of the Canadian Academy of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Toronto.

Kimber, M., Anucha, U. & Yiu, L. (2008) . "Promoting Access to Breast Health for Ethno Cultural Women in an Underserved Health Area", 5th World Conference on Breast Cancer, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Professional Journal Articles

Anucha, U. (2008) . Building Equitable North-South Collaborations: The Social Work in Nigeria Project, e-MAGINED – Canadian e-Magazine of International Education, 1 (3)

Anucha, U. (2004) . “Understanding Homelessness among Immigrants and Refugees”, OASW Newsmagazine – The Journal of the Ontario Association of Social Workers, 32

Research Reports

Anucha, U., Lovell, A., Flemming, J. & Leung, H.(2009). Growing New Roots in Second-Tier Cities: The Housing Situation of Newcomers in Windsor-Essex, ISBN 978-1-55014-515-1, The Applied Social Welfare Research and Evaluation Group, York University

Anucha, U., Yiu, U., Smylie, L., Mitchell, C., Dlamini, S. N., Lewis, K. (2008) . "Does it Work? An Evaluation of a Breast Health Promotion Workshop for Ethno-Cultural Women", Research Bulletin #1, ISBN: 978-1-55014-493-2, Applied Social Welfare Research and Evaluation Group, York University.

Anucha, U., U., Yiu, L., Dlamini, S. N., Mitchell, C., Jeyapal, D., Leung, H. & Kimber, M. (2008) ."Promoting Breast Health for Ethno-Cultural Women in Windsor-Essex County What Helps, What Hinders?" Research Bulletin #2, ISBN: 978-1-55014-494-9, Applied Social Welfare Research and Evaluation Group, York University.

Anucha, U., Smylie, L., Mitchell, C. & Omorodion, F. (2007) . Exits and Returns: An Exploratory Longitudinal Study of Homeless People in Windsor-Essex County, Ottawa: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Anucha, U., Dlamini, S. N., Yan, M. C. & Smylie, L. (2006) . “Social Capital and the Welfare of Immigrant Women: A Multi-level Study of Four Ethnic Communities”, 145p. Ottawa: Status of Women Canada ISBN 978-0-662-44720-7 Cat. No. SW21-152/2006E-PDF.

Anucha, U., Dlamini, S. N., Yan, M. C. & L. Smylie. (2006) Capital social et bien-être des immigrantes: étude multidimensionnelle auprès de quatre communautés ethniques de Windsor. ISBN 978-0-662-73134-4 Nº de cat. SW21-152/2006F-PDF

Anucha, U. (2003) “Where do they come from? Why do they leave? Where do they go? A study of tenant exits from housing for homeless people”, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s National Housing Research Committee’s working group meeting on homelessness, Ottawa.

Public Lectures

Razack, N., Anucha, U., Miadonye, I., & Okeke, P. L. (2008) . "Collaborative Research and Indigenizing Knowledge: Building Equitable North-South Partnerships', The Global South and Internationalization Symposium, York University.

Anucha, U. (2007) “Race, Gender and Social Capital”, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

Anucha, U. (2007) . “The Importance of Educational Transformation for Social Work Education”, Opening Remarks at the International Symposium, in conjunction with the International Association of Schools of Social Work and the International Affairs Committee, CASSW.

Anucha, U., Wilkinson, U. & Friesen, S. (2006) “Homelessness in Rural Areas: Patterns, Causes, and Best Practices for Program Delivery”, Windsor-Essex County Homelessness and Housing Research Forum, Windsor.

Anucha, U. & Mitchell, C. (2006) . “The 'Housing Situations' of Immigrants and Refugees in a Border City”, Public Seminar, Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement, University of Toronto.

Anucha, U. (2006) “Growing New Roots: The Housing Situations of Immigrants and Refugees in Windsor-Essex County”, Symposium on Newcomers, Housing and Homelessness, Metropolis, Toronto

Anucha, U. (2005) “Understanding Hidden Homelessness among Newcomer Canadians”, Canadian Council on Refugees Fall Consultation, London.

Anucha, U. (2005) “Responding to Homelessness: Challenges and Solutions”, Social Justice InAction Community Discussion, Centre for Studies in Social Justice, University of Windsor and Windsor Public Library.

Anucha, U. (2005) “A Community-University Research Collaboration on Homelessness among Immigrants and Refugees in a Border City”, Lunch on Campus: Home at Last?, Recent Newcomers and Homelessness in Canada, National Secretariat on Homelessness and Metropolis Project, Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Western Ontario.

Anucha, U. & Roberts, P. (2000) “Planning for Inclusion: Lessons and Challenges from the Diversity Project of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health”, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, MSW Orientation Day.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/SOWK4000 6.0  Practicum in Social Work I  PRAC  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/SOWK4001 6.0  Practicum in Social Work II PRAC  
Fall 2017 AP/SOWK4130 3.0  Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees LECT  


Uzo Anucha is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, York University and the founding Director of the Applied Social Welfare Research and Evaluation Group.


Uzo Anucha is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, York University and the founding Director of the Applied Social Welfare Research and Evaluation Group.
She holds a PhD in Social Work from the University of Toronto; BSW and MSW in Social Work from York University; MSc in Clinical Psychology from the University of Benin, Nigeria; and BSc in Psychology from the University of Nigeria. Uzo Anucha’s scholarship, teaching and professional activity focuses on promoting equity and access for diverse communities within local, national and international contexts.

Uzo conceptualizes her applied research scholarship as a community dialogue that must fully engage the community studied. She actively seeks to bridge the gap between knowledge production and knowledge use by translating and disseminating research findings to end users (policy-makers and practitioners) using multiple channels. She frequently presents her work in diverse forums that are accessible to communities, agencies and policy makers.

Area of Specialization

Social Work

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto
MSW , York University
BSW , York University
MSc in Clinical Psychology, University of Benin, Nigeria

Professional Leadership

Member - Executive Committee of the York Institute for Health Research, York University Member - Executive Committee of the Centre for Feminist Research, York University Director - Central Local Health Integration Network Board of Directors, Ontario

Community Contributions

Dr. Anucha has served on a variety of community-based boards such as the Sandwich Community Health Centre and the Women Working with Immigrant Women in Windsor Ontario, and the Race and Ethno-cultural Relations Committee of the City of Windsor. She has served as the Vice-chair of the Boards of both the Community Resources Consultants of Toronto, the Peel Addiction Assessment and Referral Centre, a Community Member on the Strategic Directions Committee of the Board of Trustees, York Central Hospital, Member, Board of Accreditation, Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work and the Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). She is currently on the board of the Central Local Health Integration Network.

Research Interests:

Community-Based Research , Housing , Homelessness and Under-Housing, Immigration and Diversity, International Social Work , Critical Positive Youth Development

Current Research Projects

Public Outreach Dissemination project: "A Community Dialogue on Hidden Homelessness among Newcomer Canadians"

Description: 
The objectives of this project are two-fold: the first objective is to increase public awareness of hidden homelessness among immigrants and refugees particulalry those immigrants and refugees who settle outside of Canada’s three major immigrant-receiving cities (Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver) in South Western Ontario using Windsor-Essex County as a model.

The second objective is to translate relevant research findings into accessible formats such as clear language research bulletins and disseminate these to community stakeholders in SouthWestern Ontario and other Canadian second-tier cities to enable these communities to develop action strategies that address hidden homelessness, as some of these cties do not have access to the type and range of resources that larger urban cities do.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Mar  Year: 2008
End Date:  Month: Mar  Year: 2009

Collaborator: The Homeless Coalition of Windsor-Essex Region; The City of Windsor
Collaborator Role: Community Partners

Funders: 
SSHRC

The Role of Affordable Housing in the Well-Being of Children - An Exploratory Longitudinal Study

Description: 
This project will develop a longitudinal research strategy that could be used to conduct a multi-city study to understand the relationship between the receipt of affordable housing through the Affordable Housing Programme (AHP) or social housing and the wellbeing of children. The project will examine outcomes (such as employment, educational attainment, well-being of children, etc.) associated with having secure, affordable housing.

The project will use the developed longitudinal research strategy to conduct a small-scale pilot study that will provide preliminary data on how the receipt of affordable housing impacts the well-being of children.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Researcher


Start Date:  Month: Mar  Year: 2008
End Date:  Month: Dec  Year: 2009

Collaborator: Lisa Smylie and Daphne Jeyapal
Collaborator Institution: University of Windsor and University of Toronto
Collaborator Role: Co-Investigators

Funders: 
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
HRSDC
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

HIV Prevention for Youth: Mobilizing Nigerian Schools and Communities

Description: 
The HIV Prevention for Youth project asks two questions: How is youth vulnerability and risk situated within individual, interpersonal and community dynamics? To what degree can school- and community-based interventions separately, and in combination contribute to reducing youth risk and vulnerability? The project takes a social ecological approach to prevention that places individual risk of acquiring HIV within the context of interpersonal networks, community and broader social and cultural contexts. The project uses an action research model that incorporates into the research process the sharing and translation of knowledge into programmatic and policy actions.
Role: Co-Investigator

Collaborator: Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale
Collaborator Institution: University of Windsor
Collaborator Role: Principal Investigator

Funders: 
Teasdale-Corti Global Health Partnership Program (CIHR, IDRC, Health Canada and CIDA)

The Evaluation of StreetJibe

Description: 
StreetJibe is a two-year pilot project in York Region funded by Trillium to increase access to relevant and effective programming for youth experiencing poverty and homelessness. The evaluation of StreetJibe examines: the implementation of the program whether StreetJibe has met its goals of building cross-sectoral alliances within York region that brings partners from different sectors together how participating staff from youth-serving agencies use their training from StreetJibe in working with youth clients.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: Feb  Year: 2007
End Date:  Month: Aug  Year: 2009

The Social Work in Nigeria Project

Description: 
The Social Work in Nigeria Project (SWIN-P) is a multi-faceted, equitable and reciprocal international collaboration that brings together faculty members from the University of Benin, Nigeria, York University, University of Windsor and University of British Columbia. SWIN-P emphasizes extensive collaboration with diverse community stakeholders, and the building of complementary and broad-based partnerships that include seven NGOs, a State Ministry of Social Welfare and the Nigerian Association of Social Workers. The research component of the project focuses on applied research projects on women's vulnerability to poverty, HIV/AIDS and sex trade trafficking. The project is also conducting an inventory and benchmarking of indigenous social welfare practices. Other project components include curricula development at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Project Director


Start Date:  Month: Jan  Year: 2006
End Date:  Month: Jul  Year: 2012

Collaborator: Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Edo State; Nigerian Association of Social Workers
Collaborator Role: Community Partners

Funders: 
AUCC/CIDA
York University, University of Windsor, University of British Columbia
University of Benin

Assets Coming Together for Youth: Linking Research, Polic yand Action for Positive Youth Development

Summary: 
The Assets Coming Together for Youth Project (2009 – 2014) is a community-university research alliance that is focused on developing a comprehensive youth strategy that will outline how urban communities like the Jane-Finch community can build assets for youth.

Description: 
The Assets Coming Together for Youth Project is a 5-year project (2009-2014) community-university research alliance funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The project brings together a multi-sectoral alliance of community stakeholders; an interdisciplinary network of scholars; and youth to undertake a programme of applied research, capacity building, knowledge transfer and evaluation that is focused on youth in ‘marginalized’ urban communities using as a case study the Jane-Finch community. ACT for Youth is exploring five research questions managed by five Research Theme Working Groups. Each Research Theme’s activities involve the collection of original data using mixed-methods such as survey, in-depth interviews, ethnographic focus groups and arts-based approaches as well as analysis of relevant secondary data sets. Each Research Theme is co-chaired by a university and community researcher and includes university and community researchers and youth working together in all aspects of the research process.

Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator


Start Date:  Month: May  Year: 2009
End Date:  Month: May  Year: 2014

Funders: 
SSHRC CURA

All Publications

Book Chapters

Anucha, U. (2007) "The Challenges and Possibilities of Re-visioning Social Work Education in Africa" Chapter 10 - New Directions in African Education: Issues in Curriculum, Pedagogy, Policy and Access, (ed) S. Nombuso Dlamini University of Calgary Press, pp. 147-170.

Journal Articles

Dlamini, S. N. & Anucha, U. (Accepted) . Intergenerational Links and the Civic Participation of Youth from African Communities, Journal of Thought: A Journal of Critical Reflection on Educational Issues

Dlamini, S.N., Anucha, U. & Wolfe, B. “Negotiated challenges in the workplace: Immigrant womens views and experiences of employment in Canada”: Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 27 (4), 420-434

Dlamini, S.N., Anucha, U. & Wolfe, B. “Negotiated challenges in the workplace: Immigrant womens views and experiences of employment in Canada”: Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 27 (4), 420-434

Dlamini, S.N., Anucha, U. & Wolfe, B. “Negotiated challenges in the workplace: Immigrant womens views and experiences of employment in Canada”: Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 27 (4), 420-434

Dlamini, S.N., Anucha, U. & Wolfe, B. “Negotiated challenges in the workplace: Immigrant womens views and experiences of employment in Canada”: Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 27 (4), 420-434

Dlamini, S.N., Anucha, U. & Wolfe, B. “Negotiated challenges in the workplace: Immigrant womens views and experiences of employment in Canada”: Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 27 (4), 420-434

Dlamini, S.N., Anucha, U. & Wolfe, B. “Negotiated challenges in the workplace: Immigrant womens views and experiences of employment in Canada”: Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 27 (4), 420-434

Anucha, U., Lovell, A. & Jeyapal, D. (In Press) . Growing New Roots: The Housing Experiences of Racialized Newcomers in a Second -Tier Canadian City, Canadian Social Work – Special Issue on the Settlement and Integration of Newcomers to Canada

Anucha, U. (2010) . Housed but Homeless? Negotiating Everyday Life in a Shared Housing Program for Homeless People, Families in Society – A Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 91(1), 67-75

Dlamini, S. N., Wolfe, B., Anucha, U. & Yan, M. (2009) . Engaging the Canadian Diaspora, Youth Social Identities in a Canadian Border City, McGill Journal of Education, 44(3)

Dlamini, S. N. & Anucha, U. (2009) . “Trans-nationalism, social identities and African youth in the Canadian diaspora”, Social Identities, Volume 15, Issue 2, pages 227 - 242

Gorey KM, Luginaah IN, Schwartz KL, Fung, KY, Balagurusamy M, Bartfay E, Wright FC, Anucha U, Parsons RR (2009). “Increased racial group breast cancer care and survival differentials in America: Historical evidence consistent with a health insurance hypothesis, 1975 to 2001”. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 113:595-600

Anucha, U. (2007) “Exploring a New Direction for Social Work Education and Training in Nigeria”, Social Work Education – The International Journal, 27 (3), 229 – 242.

Anucha, U. (2006) . “When a Bed is Home: The Challenges and Paradoxes of Community Development in a Shared Housing Program for Homeless People”, Canadian Review of Social Policy – Special Edition on Canadian Homelessness. 58, 62 – 83.

Anucha, U. (2005) . We are Not Just Rent Receipts: Housing, Neigbourhood, and Community Re-imagined by Formerly Homeless People. Canadian Social Work Review 22 (2), 188 – 209.

Anucha, U. (2004) . Conceptualizing Homeless Exits and Returns: The Case for a Multidimensional Response to Episodic Homelessness. Critical Social Work, 6(1).

Sylvestre, J., Trainor, J., Hopkins, M., Anucha, U., Ilves, P., and N. Ramsundar. (2001) . À propos de la stabilité du logement chez des personnes prises avec des troubles mentaux graves, 14 (2), 59 – 74.

Conference Papers

Boswell, T. & Anucha, U. (2009) . “Comparative Profiles of Blacks in Canada and the United States”, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas

Anucha, U., Flemming, J. & Leung, H. (2009) . Exits and Returns: An Exploratory Longitudinal Study of Homeless People in Windsor, Growing Home: Housing and Homelessness in Canada Conference, Calgary

Anucha, U., Flemming, J. & Leung, H. (2009) . The Housing Situations of Immigrants and Refugees in Second-Tier Cities: A Case Study of Windsor-Essex County, Growing Home: Housing and Homelessness in Canada Conference, Calgary

Jeyapal, D., Okolocha, C., Anucha, U., Razack, U. (2008) . "Building Equitable North-South Collaborations: Lessons from the Social Work in Nigeria Project", International Association of Schools of Social Work 34th Global Social Work Congress, Durban - South Africa.

Anucha, U. (2008) . "Immigrant Status, Race and Gender: Intersecting Barriers to Housing", Workshop on Barriers to Housing, 10th National Metropolis Conference, Halifax.

Yiu, L. & Anucha, U. (2008) . "Perception of Breast Health Practices among Ethno-Cultural Women", 5th World Conference on Breast Cancer, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Anucha, U., Kimber*, M. & Yiu, L. (2008) . “Promoting Access to Breast Health for Ethno-Cultural Women in an Underserved Health Area: Barriers, Facilitators and Best Practices”, Social Work National Conference, Toronto

Yiu, L., Anucha, U. & Kimber, M. (2007) . “Promoting Breast Health Among Ethno-cultural Women in Windsor-Essex”, Making Connections: A Canadian Cancer Research Conference, National Cancer Institute of Canada, Toronto.

Kimber, M., Yiu, L., & Anucha, U. (2007) . “Breast Health Practice among African Women”, Poster Presentation at the Making Connections: A Canadian Cancer Research Conference, National Cancer Institute of Canada, Toronto.

Anucha, U., Mitchell, C. (2007) “Community Engagement as a Methodological Practice: Lessons from a Community-University Research Project on Social Capital and Immigrant/Refugee Women”, Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work Annual Conference (in conjunction with CFHSS), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.

Anucha, U. (2007) . “Poverty and Homelessness”, KM in the AM Knowledge Mobilization Breakfast, Knowledge Mobilization Unit and Human Services Planning Coalition of York Region, Markham.

Anucha, U. (2007) . “Growing New Roots: The Housing Situations of Immigrants and Refugees in Windsor-Essex County”, Symposium on Newcomers, Housing and Homelessness, Metropolis, Toronto.

Anucha, U., Mitchell, C. & K. Bedeau. (2006) . The Apartment Was So Tight It Put Pressure on You: A Multi-Method Study of the Housing Conditions of Immigrants and Refugees in a Border City.

Anucha, U., Mitchell, C. (2006) . “Engaging the Community to Understand the Housing Situations of Newcomers”, 8th National Metropolis Conference, Vancouver.

Anucha U. & Medcalf, M. (2006) “Exits and Returns: A Longitudinal Study of Homeless People in Windsor”, Windsor-Essex County Homelessness and Housing Research Forum, Windsor.

Jean-Baptiste, N., Anucha, U. & Luginaah, I. (2005) . "Sexual Coercion and HIV/AIDS among Young Nigerian Women”, American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Anucha, U. Medcalf, M. Bedeau*, K. & Ferron, T. (2005) “A Community- University Research Collaboration on Social Capital and the Welfare of Immigrant Women”, Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work Annual Conference (in conjunction with CFHSS), University of Western Ontario.

Anucha, U., Medcalf, M., Bedeau, K., Ferron*, T & Ranu, K. (2005) “Growing New Roots: Home, Neighborhood, Community and Social Capital among New Immigrants and Refugees in a Border City”, Canadian Conference on Homelessness, York University.

Anucha, U. (2005) “When Bed is Home: A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of ‘Hard to House’ Tenants in Shared Housing Programs”, Canadian Conference on Homelessness, York University.

Jean-Baptiste*, N. & Anucha, U. (2005) “Are Western HIV Prevention Strategies a Good Fit for Sub-Saharan African Women?”, The 6th Annual Feminist Research Group Conference, University of Windsor.

Anucha, U. (2005) . “A Collaborative Needs Assessment of HIV/AIDS Services and Gaps for Women”, 51st Annual Conference of the Council for Social Work Education, New York City.

Anucha, U., Obianwu, H., Smith, N. & Erondu, A*. (2005) . “An International Collaborative Needs Assessment of HIV/AIDS Services and Gaps for Young Women in Nigeria”, Ninth Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. Miami.

Parsons, R. R., Gorey, K. M., Anucha, U. & Nakhaie, R. (2004) “Institutional racism and classism in health care: Meta-analytic evidence of their existence in America, but not in Canada”, 132nd annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.

Anucha, U. (2004) “Conceptualizing Exits and Returns to Homelessness: A Multidimensional Model of Factors Associated with Episodic Homelessness”, International Sociological Association under the auspices of the Housing and the Built Environment Research Committee 43, Toronto.

Anucha, U. (2004) “The Politics of Keeping Space: A Multi Method Study of the Housing Stability of Hard to House Persons”, Eight Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans.

Anucha, U. (2003) “Factors Associated With The Housing Stability Of ‘Hard To House’ People”, 29th Annual Harvey Stancer Research Day, University of Toronto.

Zahraei, S.; Hopkins, M.; Anucha, U.; Ilves, P. & Trainor, J. (2003) “The Community Networking Assessment Tool”, 29th Annual Harvey Stancer Research Day, University of Toronto.

Hopkins, M., Anucha, U., Ramsundar, N., Trainor, J. & Ilves, P. (2003) “Collaborating for Optimal Client Outcomes? A Qualitative Study of Client Perspectives of a Partnership Support Model for the Seriously Mentally Ill”, 29th Annual Harvey Stancer Research Day, University of Toronto.

Anucha, U. (2003) “Where do they come from? Why do they leave? Where do they go? A study of tenant exits from housing for homeless people”, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s National Housing Research Committee’s working group meeting on homelessness, Ottawa

Hopkins, M., Anucha, U., & Ramsundar, N. (2002) “Collaborating for Optimal Client Outcomes: An Evaluation of the Joint Community Support Team”, International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services Annual Conference, Toronto.

Zahraei, S. & Anucha, U. (2003) “Working with Homeless Immigrants & Refugees with Mental Health Issues: Barriers, Gaps, Strategies and Resources”, Living on the Ragged Edge: Immigrants, Refugees and Homelessness Housing Forum, Toronto.

Anucha, U. & Kwasi Kafele, P. (2001) “Planning for Inclusion: Lessons and Challenges from the Diversity Project of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health”, International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services Annual Conference, Houston Texas.

Trainor, J., Anucha, U., Hopkins, M., Ilves, P., & Sylvestre, J. (2001) Building the Perfect Partnership: Lessons from Joint Ventures between a Psychiatric Hospital and Community Mental Health Agencies. International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services Annual Conference, Houston Texas

Sylvestre, J.C., Trainor, J., Ilves, P., Hopkins, M., & Anucha, U. (2001) “The Conceptualization and Evaluation of Housing Stability”, International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services Annual Conference, Houston Texas.

Anucha, U. (2001) “Evaluating Social service programs”, Research Methods Course, School of Social Work, Ryerson Polytechnic University (Instructor: Miu C. Yan)

Anucha, U. & Dempsey, D. (2000) “A Balancing Act – Strategies for Resolving Ethical Issues in Social Work Discharge Planning”, Ontario Medical Education Network, Toronto.

Ilves, P., Anucha, U. & Hopkins, M. (1999) “Beyond Homelessness and Psychiatric Illness: Factors Associated with the Housing Stability of Psychiatric Consumers/Survivors”, Poster Presentation, Annual Congress of the Canadian Academy of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Toronto.

Kimber, M., Anucha, U. & Yiu, L. (2008) . "Promoting Access to Breast Health for Ethno Cultural Women in an Underserved Health Area", 5th World Conference on Breast Cancer, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Professional Journal Articles

Anucha, U. (2008) . Building Equitable North-South Collaborations: The Social Work in Nigeria Project, e-MAGINED – Canadian e-Magazine of International Education, 1 (3)

Anucha, U. (2004) . “Understanding Homelessness among Immigrants and Refugees”, OASW Newsmagazine – The Journal of the Ontario Association of Social Workers, 32

Research Reports

Anucha, U., Lovell, A., Flemming, J. & Leung, H.(2009). Growing New Roots in Second-Tier Cities: The Housing Situation of Newcomers in Windsor-Essex, ISBN 978-1-55014-515-1, The Applied Social Welfare Research and Evaluation Group, York University

Anucha, U., Yiu, U., Smylie, L., Mitchell, C., Dlamini, S. N., Lewis, K. (2008) . "Does it Work? An Evaluation of a Breast Health Promotion Workshop for Ethno-Cultural Women", Research Bulletin #1, ISBN: 978-1-55014-493-2, Applied Social Welfare Research and Evaluation Group, York University.

Anucha, U., U., Yiu, L., Dlamini, S. N., Mitchell, C., Jeyapal, D., Leung, H. & Kimber, M. (2008) ."Promoting Breast Health for Ethno-Cultural Women in Windsor-Essex County What Helps, What Hinders?" Research Bulletin #2, ISBN: 978-1-55014-494-9, Applied Social Welfare Research and Evaluation Group, York University.

Anucha, U., Smylie, L., Mitchell, C. & Omorodion, F. (2007) . Exits and Returns: An Exploratory Longitudinal Study of Homeless People in Windsor-Essex County, Ottawa: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Anucha, U., Dlamini, S. N., Yan, M. C. & Smylie, L. (2006) . “Social Capital and the Welfare of Immigrant Women: A Multi-level Study of Four Ethnic Communities”, 145p. Ottawa: Status of Women Canada ISBN 978-0-662-44720-7 Cat. No. SW21-152/2006E-PDF.

Anucha, U., Dlamini, S. N., Yan, M. C. & L. Smylie. (2006) Capital social et bien-être des immigrantes: étude multidimensionnelle auprès de quatre communautés ethniques de Windsor. ISBN 978-0-662-73134-4 Nº de cat. SW21-152/2006F-PDF

Anucha, U. (2003) “Where do they come from? Why do they leave? Where do they go? A study of tenant exits from housing for homeless people”, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s National Housing Research Committee’s working group meeting on homelessness, Ottawa.

Public Lectures

Razack, N., Anucha, U., Miadonye, I., & Okeke, P. L. (2008) . "Collaborative Research and Indigenizing Knowledge: Building Equitable North-South Partnerships', The Global South and Internationalization Symposium, York University.

Anucha, U. (2007) “Race, Gender and Social Capital”, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

Anucha, U. (2007) . “The Importance of Educational Transformation for Social Work Education”, Opening Remarks at the International Symposium, in conjunction with the International Association of Schools of Social Work and the International Affairs Committee, CASSW.

Anucha, U., Wilkinson, U. & Friesen, S. (2006) “Homelessness in Rural Areas: Patterns, Causes, and Best Practices for Program Delivery”, Windsor-Essex County Homelessness and Housing Research Forum, Windsor.

Anucha, U. & Mitchell, C. (2006) . “The 'Housing Situations' of Immigrants and Refugees in a Border City”, Public Seminar, Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement, University of Toronto.

Anucha, U. (2006) “Growing New Roots: The Housing Situations of Immigrants and Refugees in Windsor-Essex County”, Symposium on Newcomers, Housing and Homelessness, Metropolis, Toronto

Anucha, U. (2005) “Understanding Hidden Homelessness among Newcomer Canadians”, Canadian Council on Refugees Fall Consultation, London.

Anucha, U. (2005) “Responding to Homelessness: Challenges and Solutions”, Social Justice InAction Community Discussion, Centre for Studies in Social Justice, University of Windsor and Windsor Public Library.

Anucha, U. (2005) “A Community-University Research Collaboration on Homelessness among Immigrants and Refugees in a Border City”, Lunch on Campus: Home at Last?, Recent Newcomers and Homelessness in Canada, National Secretariat on Homelessness and Metropolis Project, Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Western Ontario.

Anucha, U. & Roberts, P. (2000) “Planning for Inclusion: Lessons and Challenges from the Diversity Project of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health”, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, MSW Orientation Day.


Teaching:

Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/SOWK4000 6.0  Practicum in Social Work I  PRAC  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/SOWK4001 6.0  Practicum in Social Work II PRAC  
Fall 2017 AP/SOWK4130 3.0  Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees LECT