University Teaching & Student Supervision
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|
|Department of Sociology
School of Public Health
Culture and Addiction
Addiction and Prescription Drug Use
|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
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
|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|
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.
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.
Roisin Unsworth, Colleen Dell & Cathy Fillmore – 3 generations of researchers!