Faculty & Staff


Gwen Gosek
Lecturer II

Faculty of Social Work
University of Manitoba
418F Tier Building
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Phone: (204) 474-6210
Fax: (204) 474-7594
E-mail: Gwen.Gosek@umanitoba.ca

Education:
Currently: P.h.D. Student, University of Victoria
2002 - M.S.W., University of Manitoba
2002 - B.A., University of Manitoba
1991 - B.S.W., University of Manitoba

 Areas of specialization
• Indigenous approaches to research and social work practice
• Suicide in Indigenous communities
• Indigenous child welfare practice and the impact of foster care in the Indigenous experience

Research interests
• Indigenous child welfare workers’ perceptions of culturally based practices
• World views in the context of Indigenous women’s organizations and child welfare
• Supporting Indigenous children and youth with learning and behavioural disabilities in the care of Indigenous child welfare

Selected Publications
Gosek, G. & Bennett, M. (2012). A day’s discourse among Indigenous scholars and practitioners’ about Indigenous child welfare in Canada. In D. Fuchs, S. McKay, & I. Brown (Eds.), Awakening the spirit: Voices from the prairies. Regina, SK: Canadian Plains Research Centre Press.

Gosek, G., Wright, A & Hiebert-Murphy, D. (2007).Supporting Aboriginal Children and Youth with Learning and Behavioural Disabilities in the Care of Aboriginal Child Welfare Agencies. In I. Brown, F. Chaze, D. Fuchs, J. Lafrance, S. McKay, and S. Thomas-Prokop (Eds) Putting a Human Face on Child Welfare: Voices from the Prairies (pp.147 -160). Regina: Prairie Child Welfare Consortium. www.uregina.ca/spr/prairechild/index.html Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare www.cecw-cepb.ca

Wright, A., Hiebert-Murphy, D. & Gosek, G. (2005). Final Report: Supporting Aboriginal Children and Youth with Learning and Behavioural Disabilities in the Care of Aboriginal Child Welfare Agencies. Winnipeg, Manitoba: University of Manitoba, Faculty of Social Work.