Faculty & Staff


Michael Baffoe

Faculty of Social Work
University of Manitoba
500B, Tier Building
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Phone: (204) 474-9682
Fax: (204) 474-7594
E-mail: Michael.Baffoe@umanitoba.ca


Professor Michael Baffoe holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Honours) Degree in Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon (1979), a Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.W), a Master’s Degree (M.S.W) in Social Work from McGill University, Montreal (1992 and 1993 respectively), and an Inter-Disciplinary Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) in Social Work and Educational Studies from McGill University (2006). His Ph.D Thesis titled “Navigating Two Worlds: The Impact of Culture and Cultural Adaptation of new immigrant and refugee youth in a Quebec (Canadian) Education context examined the integration challenges facing immigrant and refugee youth in their early years of settlement in Canadian society.

An astute community organizer, Dr. Michael Baffoe has been involved in community organizing work with several immigrant and refugee organizations across Canada for over sixteen years. In 1994 Michael launched Black Star Big Brothers, an organization that run a mentoring program providing mentors and positive role models to Black children growing up single-parent families in Montreal and run it for twelve years, He has taught grassroots community organizing strategies at the School of Social Work at McGill University for ten years and at the Concordia University Institute for Community Development, Montreal for four years.

Dr. Baffoe’s current major interest is in anti-oppression approaches to social work practice. He has taught courses in Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Social Work Practice at McGill University School of Social Work for four years. He currently teaches anti-Oppression Social Work Practice, Community Development and International Social Work Practice at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.