Faculty & Staff

Tracey A. Bone
Assistant Professor

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

Phone: (204) 480-1082
Fax: (204) 474-7594
Email: Tracey.bone@umanitoba.ca

2014: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). University of Manitoba
Dissertation: “Coping with mental illness: using case study research to explore Deaf depression narratives”
1998: Master of Social Work (MSW). University of Manitoba
Thesis: “Insiders in a Deaf world: Barriers for the Deaf offender in the hearing criminal justice system”
1984: Bachelor of Social Work (BSW). University of Manitoba

Areas of specialization:
Deaf difference
Mental health
Adult criminal justice
Interpersonal communication skills

Selected publications:

Bone, T. A. (2018). Art and mental health recovery: Evaluating the impact of a community-based participatory arts program through artist voices. Community Mental Health Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-018-0332-y  Available at https://rdcu.be/5xyE

Bone, T. A. (2018) No one is listening: members of the Deaf community share their depression narratives, Social Work in Mental Health. doi: 10.1080/15332985.2018.1498045

Bone, T. A. (2014). Coping with mental illness: Using case study research to explore Deaf depression narratives. (Unpublished Doctoral dissertation). University of Manitoba. Available at https://mspace.lib.umanitoba.ca/handle/1993/23217

Bone, T. A. (2017). POPedia content: Working with Deaf offenders. Creation of online and video professional development content for the Correctional Service of Canada.

Roger, K., Bone, T. A., Heinonen, T., Schwartz, K., Slater, J., & Thakrar, S. (2018). Exploring identity: What we do as qualitative researchers. The Qualitative Report, 23(3), 532-546. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol23/iss3/3

TEDxWinnipeg Speaker 2018
“The F-word”: Revisiting Feminism

Bone, T.A., & Milliken, E. (2017 - 2018). Creating current Canadian content for SWRK 4210 Feminist Perspectives course. Funding granted by the University of Manitoba Teaching Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF).

Research interests:
Deaf language and culture
Social constructionism
Qualitative research methods
Mental health in select populations
Domestic violence


Bone, T. A. (Principal Investigator). (2017-2018). Evaluating the use of on-line, interactive, simulation training in a Social work Mental Health course: A pilot study.

Milliken, E., (Principal Investigator) & Bone, T.A. (Co-PI). (2017-2018). Twenty five years later: What do current social work students think about Feminist Perspective courses across delivery sites at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Social Work?

Principal Investigator: Tracey A. Bone, PhD
“Gambling in disability and Deaf communities in Winnipeg, Manitoba: An exploratory study” (2018-2019)
Community partner: The Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC)

Principal Investigator: Tracey A. Bone, PhD, Co-Investigator: Roberta L. Woodgate, PhD
“Siblings’ experiences with eating disorders: A pilot study using photovoice” (2018-2019)

International: Ghana
Lead researcher
“An exploratory study of routes to inpatient mental health care through the criminal justice system in Ghana and implications for training”.
The aim of the study was to collect, analyze and report detailed information regarding the pathways to inpatient mental health care for persons involved in the criminal justice system in Ghana. Further it is to inform the curriculum for mental health trainees of the Kintampo College of Health and Wellbeing. The results will serve to protect human rights, inform treatment, and offer direction for service planning. Data collection occurred during 30 day period in mid-November to mid-December 2013.

Artbeat Studio Inc.
Primary Investigator
“Art and mental health recovery: Evaluating the Artbeat Studio residency experience through case study research”.
A three-year evaluation study designed to explore the Artbeat Studio residency experience though individual artist interviews.

Member Affiliations:

Manitoba College of Social Workers (2003 – current)
Registration # 1308

World Federation for Mental Health (2017 – 2019)
Board Member & Vice-President Constituency Development