Wanda Thomas Bernard (Draft Profile)
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Wanda Thomas Bernard, BA (Mount Saint Vincent), MSW (Dalhousie), PhD (University of Sheffield)
Phone: 902-494 1190
Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard, has been a professor at the Dalhousie School of Social Work since 1990, where she held the position of Director from 2001- 2011. She is currently on leave, focusing on her research and more actively engaging in community work. Her research with Black men and the violence of racism, particularly in the criminal justice system, has had significant impact on not only academic work but also agency and community-based practice. She was Team Leader for the Racism, Violence and Health study, funded by CIHR 2002 - 2008. She has received numerous awards and honors for her trendsetting work, most notably, her appointment to the Order of Canada in 2005 for her work on racism. Wanda is a founding member, and past president of the Association of Black Social Workers.