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John Graham

John Graham

Inducted in 2022

Current Position

Professor of Social Work, University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus



John Graham is Professor of Social Work and former Director of the School of Social Work, University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Prior to coming to UBC, he was Director of the School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University, and before that at The University of Calgary for 17 years where he held a 10 year research chair as Murray Fraser Professor, and served successively as MSW International Concentration Program Coordinator and PhD Program Coordinator.

Graham has held over $8 million in research funding, has published over 120 journal articles, 51 book chapters, and is completing his tenth book. He has published on international development (with a particular focus on Bedouin-Arab communities in the Middle East),  social policy, diversity and social work, spirituality and social work, multicultural social work, and employee well being/ subjective well being (happiness) in and out of the workplace. He is currently working on homelessness reduction research, . Graham has worked extensively in the Arab Middle East, Africa, Asia, and parts of the Caribbean and Latin America.

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