University Teaching & Student Supervision

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Dr. Colleen Anne Dell  has worked with graduate students at both the University of Saskatchewan and Carleton University and primarily in the area of substance use and abuse.

In December 2013, Dr. Randy Duncan completed a two-year Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) Post-Doctoral Fellowship with Dr. Dell, to construct and validate a culturally competent instrument among First Nations youth who abuse solvents as a measure of client change (improved behavioural functioning and well-being) in Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) programs.


GRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISING (as of 2016) – Department of Sociology & School of Public Health

Name Degree Department Thesis Subject Area Time Frame
Sabrina Haq

 

Joseph Ohaya

PhD

 

Ph.D.

Department of Sociology

School of Public Health

 

Culture and Addiction

Addiction and Prescription Drug Use

2016-

 

2014-

Sheria Myrie Ph.D. Department of Sociology Volatile Solvent Misuse amongst Jamaican Youth 2012-
Rachel Huggins (On leave) Ph.D. Department of Sociology & Anthropology Law Enforcement and Harm Reduction 2007-
Dani Robertson-Boersma M.A. Department of Sociology Binge Drinking on the U of S Campus 2012-
Jie Miao M.A. Department of Sociology Alcohol Use Among Female University Students 2013-
Siyu Ru M.A. Department of Sociology Internet Addiction 2014-

 

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH STUDENTS – Academic Advisor 

C. Baczynski

J. Sadler


GRADUATE & UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISED & GRADUATED

Name Degree Department Thesis Subject Area Time Frame
Patricia McGuire Ph.D. Department of Sociology Anishinaabe Gikeedaasiwin – Indigenous Knowledge an Exploration into Resilience 2011-2013
Roisin Unsworth M.A. Department of Sociology “I’m a Stepping Stone to their Healing”: An Exploratory Study of the Role of Treatment Providers’ in Aboriginal Women’s Healing from Problematic Substance Use and Experiences of Violence. 2009-2012
Tara Lyons Ph.D. Department of Sociology & Anthropology Drug Courts in Canada: An Accidental Ethnography 2006-2012
Stacey McHenry M.P.H. thesis School of Public Health Where is the Public in Public Health Education? 2010-2012
Lee Gomes M.A. Department of Sociology & Anthropology Drug Related Harms: An Analysis of the Canadian Addiction Survey 2006-2008
Kristy Timco M.A. Department of Sociology & Anthropology Youth, Harm-Reduction, and Addictions Treatment 2006-2007
Whisper Chase M.A. Department of Sociology & Anthropology Aboriginal Women’s Healing from Drug Abuse and Prostitution 2006-2008
Tara Beauchamp M.A. Department of Sociology & Anthropology The Treatment of Youth Solvent Abusers 2005-2007
Leslie Kaas B.A. Honours Interdisciplinary Studies Mothering and Addictions 2005-2006
Jennifer Shields B.A. Honours Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice Addictions Treatment in Canada 2005-2006
Chandra Riggi M.A. Department of Sociology & Anthropology The Images of Bodies: Privileged Ways of Seeing 2005-2007
Chantale Denis M.A. Department of Sociology & Anthropology A Sociological Social Psychology Analysis of Substance Abusers in Recovery in the Course of Treatment 2003-2004
Elizabeth Hall B.A. Honours Interdisciplinary Studies Canadian Criminal Code Hate Provisions: Do They Protect Lesbian and Gay Groups? 2002-2003
Andrea Howel B.A. Honours Department of Sociology & Anthropology Gender-Based Justice: An Exploration of Gender-Linked Criteria at the Toronto Drug Treatment Court 2002-2003

 

STUDENT PRACTICUM PLACEMENTS 

Mallory Wuttunee B.A. Aboriginal Justice & Criminology Program The Cultural Role of the Horse in Healing at One Arrow First Nation 2013
Nicki Sartoris M.P.H. School of Public Health Aboriginal People, HIV/AIDS and the Service Provider Attitude & Beliefs 2013
Kathryn Dunn M.P.H. School of Public Health Horse as Helper: A Qualitative Look into Cartier’s EAL Program 2013
Maria Sadiqqui M.P.H. School of Public Health Evaluation & Research – What’s Your Cap? 2012
Serene Spence B.A. Aboriginal Justice & Criminology Program Aboriginal Women and Addictions 2012
Jennifer Rabbitskin B.A. Aboriginal Justice & Criminology Program First Nations Women, Health and Healing 2010

 

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH FIELD PLACEMENT SUPERVISION

Name Degree Department Placement Completed
S. McHenry M.P.H. School of Public Health, U of S Department of Community Health &   Epidemiology, U of S 2011
N. Angus M.P.H. School of Public Health, U of S BC Centre for Disease Control 2009
O. Adelugba M.P.H. School of Public Health, U of S Saskatoon Health Region 2008

 

TEACHING

Dr. Dell taught Studies in Addictions (SOC 347 – undergraduate) & PUBH (847 – graduate) at the University of Saskatchewan. The course is an introduction to the study of addictions, with a specific focus on problematic alcohol and drug use. It introduces students to concepts and debates in the addictions field concerning causes, consequences and interventions. Each is examined from four standpoints: the user, society/culture, service providers, and decision/policy makers. Students are invited to question how we know what we know, with an emphasis on the Canadian context. The addictions field is fraught with controversies. This course is designed to assist students with integrating their existing and acquired knowledge and applying it to current debates in a sociologically informed, public health contextualized and understanding manner.

Students from the 2015 summer class shared their understanding of healing, and specifically from addictions, in their final class.  These reflections draw upon what was learned in the class and maybe more importantly integrate with their wisdom within. You can find them here.

2013-Class

Students from the 2012 Studies in Addictions class contributed to the U of S Student Binge Drinking Prevention Initative on campus.

Students from the 2011 Studies in Addictions class initiated the U of S Student Binge Drinking Prevention Initative on campus.

Students from the 2010 Studies in Addictions class were asked on the final day of class to share any words of wisdom they had gained over the term.

Words of Wisdom for Saskatchewan

 

3 generations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roisin Unsworth, Colleen Dell & Cathy Fillmore – 3 generations of researchers!