Faculty & Staff

 

Hai Luo
Assistant Professor

Office: 417B Tier Building
Faculty of Social Work
University of Manitoba
R3T 2N2

Phone: 204-474-8543
Email: Hai.Luo@umanitoba.ca

Education
Doctor of Philosophy (2015)
Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba
Dissertation: Strengthening social capital through residential environment development to support healthy aging: A mixed methods study of Chinese-Canadian seniors in Winnipeg

Graduate Specialization in Aging (2015)
Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba

Master of Social Work (2004)
University of Manitoba
Thesis: A needs assessment of isolated seniors

Bachelor of Arts in Television Program Producing (1993)
Communication University of China, Beijing

Areas of Specialization

  • Cross-cultural aging
  • Gerontological social work
  • Social capital and social support for older adults
  • Gambling and addictions among older immigrants
  • Elder abuse in culturally minoritized groups
  • End-of-life issues from cultural perspectives
  • Caregiving and support to caregivers

Teaching Award
Students’ Teacher Recognition - May 2016
University of Manitoba

Research Projects
2016-17: A Daily Diary Investigation of Self-Regulation in Gambling
Co-investigator (with two investigators from University of Guelph and University of Toronto)
Manitoba Gambling Research Program

2016: Exploring Healthy Aging: Implementation Across Northern Cultures
Co-Investigator
University International Program and Project Seed Fund (UIPPSF), University of Manitoba

2015-17: Exploratory study through a cultural life course perspective: Gambling among older Asian people in a Canadian context
Sole Investigator 
Manitoba Gambling Research Program

2015-16: Bridging the gap between unmet needs and accessibility to health care services for older immigrants and their families: Perceptions of service providers
Sole Investigator
Social Work Endowment Fund

2013-14: Strengthening social capital through residential environment development to support healthy aging: A mixed methods study of Chinese-Canadian seniors in Winnipeg

Sole Investigator
Winnipeg Foundation & Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre

1998-99: Government Exchange Scholar, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China

Publications
Luo, H. & Ferguson, M. (In press). Gambling among culturally diverse older adults: A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative data. International Gambling Studies.

Hughes, J. & Luo, H. (2016) Abuse of older adults in culturally minoritized groups within Canada. In K. Jagielska, J. M., Łukasik, N. G. Pikuła (Eds.), Violence against the elderly: Challenges – Research – Action. Toronto: Nova Printing Inc.

Luo, H. (2016). Strengthening Social Capital through Residential Environment Development for Chinese Seniors in a Canadian Context. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. (In press).

Luo, H. (2016). Review of the book Alive and Kicking at All Ages: Cultural Constructions of Health and Life Course Identity by U. Kriebernegg, R. Maierhofer, & B. Ratzenbock (Eds.). Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2014. Canadian Journal on Aging, 35(1).

Luo, H. (2015). Strengthening social capital through residential environment development to support healthy aging: A mixed methods study of Chinese-Canadian seniors in Winnipeg. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

Cheung, M., Luo, H. & Heinonen, T. (2014). Meeting point of indigenization: Analysis of the results of the project of cooperation in social work training between China and Canada from the perspective of Chinese traditional culture and social work theory. In K. T. Tsang, M. C. Yan, J. G. Guo, and R. Sin (Eds.), Multiple snapshots of the development of Social Work in China: Perspectives of Chinese Canadian Scholars (pp. 156-172). Social Sciences Academic Press (China).

Luo, H. (1999). The Last TV Century. In Ke-qun Yu & Wei Bai (Eds.), Chinese Language and Literature (pp. 232 -242). Beijing: Nationalities Publishing Company.

Luo, H. (1997). The Last Human Century. Modern Communication - Beijing Broadcasting Institute Journal, 89, 31-34.

Under review:
Hughes, J. & Luo, H. Abuse of older adults in culturally minoritized groups within Canada. (Chapter for a book on prevention of elder abuse).