• Dr. Michelle Jonathon
  • Assistant Professor

    Northern Social Work Program
    3 Station Rd. Thompson, MB
    R8N 0N3 Canada

    Fax: 204-677-4110


Michelle is currently an Assistant Professor of the Northern Social Work Programme at University of Manitoba. She is committed to promoting peace and enhancing awareness about the value of peace, from individuals and families to the larger community.

Taking on from the famous quote “Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, there is the order in the nation. When there is the order in the nation, there is peace in the world.” by the former president of India, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, Michelle believes that by transforming individuals and families, communities and nations can be transformed and peace can be encouraged in the world.

She has prior experience serving the community in resolving conflicts, crisis intervention, mental health counselling and relationship education.



Michelle is a family researcher exploring the changing dynamics of family relationship. Her research interests include:

Teaching and supervision

Michelle has worked enthusiastically and effectively with students of various levels over the years. She is able to easily connect with undergraduate and graduate students and engage their interest in various social work courses and constantly strives to foster a learning environment conducive to critical thinking and problem solving. She has directed major research projects for undergraduate and graduate students.

Fellowships and awards

Junior Research Fellowship from UGC, Ministry of Education, Government of India (2015)


Mathew, M. E., & Bathran, N. (2021). Marriage enrichment: To Hold the Ties of Modern India. Modern Thamizh Research: A Quarterly International Multilateral Thamizh Journal, 360–370.

Panneer, S., FX, L. L., Soundari, H., Bhat, L., Sugirtha J, T., JS, S., & Mathew, M. E. (2020). Pandemics, climate change and growing inequality: the emerging paradigm shift in helping professions. SSRN Electronic Journal.

Mathew, M. E., & Bathran, N. (2018). Family Environment of Children at Late Childhood. Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities,5, 71-75.

Mathew, M. E., & Bathran, N. (2018). Technology in Marital Relationship: A Boon or a Bane? Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities,5(Spl), 85-89.