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Elizabeth Watters

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School of Social Work

Lecturer

Office: S833 Ross Building
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 20567
Email: bwatters@yorku.ca


Beth Watters is a lecturer in the School of Social Work at York University, and a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her doctoral research explores the impact of precarious employment on the health of racialized immigrant women in Southwestern Ontario. She obtained her Master of Social Work degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, and her Bachelor of Science degree at York University. She has a decade of professional experience in the public and non-profit sectors, and has worked in the areas of health promotion, diversity services, vocational rehabilitation, and consulting.

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Degrees

PhD Candidate, Wilfrid Laurier University
MSW, Wilfrid Laurier University
BSc, York University

Research Interests

, Precarious employment, migration, health equity, gender, intersectionality, community-based research, and qualitative research
Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Caragata, L., Cumming, S. J., & Watters, E. C. (2018). Ameliorating adversity: Supporting resilience in low-income lone mothers. Sociology and Anthropology, 6(8), 633-643. doi: 10.13189/sa.2018.060801

2018

Watters, E. C., Cumming, S. J., & Caragata, L. (2018). The Lone Mother Resilience Project: A qualitative secondary analysis. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 19(2), Art. 23. http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-19.2.2863

2018

Watters, E. C., Cait, C. A., & Oba, F. (2016). Social work curriculum review case study: Service users tell us what makes effective social workers. Canadian Social Work Review, 33(1), 27-44. https://doi.org/10.7202/1037088ar

2016

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Watters, B. (2013). Findings of the service user consultation: A project of the MSW Curriculum Review Committee. Kitchener, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University.

2014

Conferences

Publication
Year

Cumming, S. J., Caragata, L., & Watters, E. C. (2017, June). Conceptualizing resiliency: Lone mothers’ understanding and experiences of resiliency. Poster presented at the Pathways to Resilience Conference IV, Resilience Research Centre (Dalhousie University) & Optentia Research Focus Area (North-West University), Cape Town, South Africa. (Contributor)

2017

Cumming, S. J., Caragata, L., & Watters, E. C. (2017, June). Conceptualizing resiliency: Lone mothers’ understanding and experiences of resiliency. Poster presented at the Pathways to Resilience Conference IV, Resilience Research Centre (Dalhousie University) & Optentia Research Focus Area (North-West University), Cape Town, South Africa. (Contributor)

2017

Watters, E. C. (2017, June). Exploring the impact of precarious employment on the health of racialized immigrant women in Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Occupational Stress & Health, American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, & the Society for Occupational Health Psychology, Minneapolis, United States. (Presenter)

2017

Watters, E. C. (2017, July). Exploring the relationship between precarious employment and health: A qualitative study with racialized immigrant women in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Paper presented at the 17th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, Common Ground Research Networks, Toronto, Canada. (Presenter)

2017

Watters, E. C. (2017, June). The experience of racialized immigrant women in precarious jobs: Findings from a doctoral study. Paper presented at the Annual Canadian Sociological Association Conference, Toronto, Canada. (Presenter)

2017

Watters, E. C., Caragata, L., & Cumming, S. J. (2016, October). Changing the game: The continuous adaptation of resilient lone mothers. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Health, Wellness, & Society, Common Ground Research Networks, Washington, D. C., United States. (Presenter)

2016

Watters, B., Cait, C. A., & Oba, F. (2014, May). Evaluating the whole student: Taking a page from Aboriginal MSW programs. Paper presented at the Canadian Association for Social Work & Canadian Association for Social Work Education National Joint Social Work Conference, St. Catharines, Canada. (Presenter)

2014


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOWK3060 6.0 D Integrated Social Work Practice LECT
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOWK2050 6.0 A Anti-Discriminatory Practice LECT
Fall 2019 GS/SOWK5010 3.0 A Intro to SOWK Theor & Criticl Prac Skill SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2020 AP/SOWK3070 3.0 N Foundations of Social Work Research LECT
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOWK2050 6.0 A Anti-Discriminatory Practice LECT
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOWK3060 6.0 D Integrated Social Work Practice LECT


Beth Watters is a lecturer in the School of Social Work at York University, and a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her doctoral research explores the impact of precarious employment on the health of racialized immigrant women in Southwestern Ontario. She obtained her Master of Social Work degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, and her Bachelor of Science degree at York University. She has a decade of professional experience in the public and non-profit sectors, and has worked in the areas of health promotion, diversity services, vocational rehabilitation, and consulting.

Degrees

PhD Candidate, Wilfrid Laurier University
MSW, Wilfrid Laurier University
BSc, York University

Research Interests

, Precarious employment, migration, health equity, gender, intersectionality, community-based research, and qualitative research

All Publications


Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Caragata, L., Cumming, S. J., & Watters, E. C. (2018). Ameliorating adversity: Supporting resilience in low-income lone mothers. Sociology and Anthropology, 6(8), 633-643. doi: 10.13189/sa.2018.060801

2018

Watters, E. C., Cumming, S. J., & Caragata, L. (2018). The Lone Mother Resilience Project: A qualitative secondary analysis. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 19(2), Art. 23. http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-19.2.2863

2018

Watters, E. C., Cait, C. A., & Oba, F. (2016). Social work curriculum review case study: Service users tell us what makes effective social workers. Canadian Social Work Review, 33(1), 27-44. https://doi.org/10.7202/1037088ar

2016

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Watters, B. (2013). Findings of the service user consultation: A project of the MSW Curriculum Review Committee. Kitchener, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University.

2014

Conferences

Publication
Year

Cumming, S. J., Caragata, L., & Watters, E. C. (2017, June). Conceptualizing resiliency: Lone mothers’ understanding and experiences of resiliency. Poster presented at the Pathways to Resilience Conference IV, Resilience Research Centre (Dalhousie University) & Optentia Research Focus Area (North-West University), Cape Town, South Africa. (Contributor)

2017

Cumming, S. J., Caragata, L., & Watters, E. C. (2017, June). Conceptualizing resiliency: Lone mothers’ understanding and experiences of resiliency. Poster presented at the Pathways to Resilience Conference IV, Resilience Research Centre (Dalhousie University) & Optentia Research Focus Area (North-West University), Cape Town, South Africa. (Contributor)

2017

Watters, E. C. (2017, June). Exploring the impact of precarious employment on the health of racialized immigrant women in Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Occupational Stress & Health, American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, & the Society for Occupational Health Psychology, Minneapolis, United States. (Presenter)

2017

Watters, E. C. (2017, July). Exploring the relationship between precarious employment and health: A qualitative study with racialized immigrant women in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Paper presented at the 17th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, Common Ground Research Networks, Toronto, Canada. (Presenter)

2017

Watters, E. C. (2017, June). The experience of racialized immigrant women in precarious jobs: Findings from a doctoral study. Paper presented at the Annual Canadian Sociological Association Conference, Toronto, Canada. (Presenter)

2017

Watters, E. C., Caragata, L., & Cumming, S. J. (2016, October). Changing the game: The continuous adaptation of resilient lone mothers. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Health, Wellness, & Society, Common Ground Research Networks, Washington, D. C., United States. (Presenter)

2016

Watters, B., Cait, C. A., & Oba, F. (2014, May). Evaluating the whole student: Taking a page from Aboriginal MSW programs. Paper presented at the Canadian Association for Social Work & Canadian Association for Social Work Education National Joint Social Work Conference, St. Catharines, Canada. (Presenter)

2014


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOWK3060 6.0 D Integrated Social Work Practice LECT
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOWK2050 6.0 A Anti-Discriminatory Practice LECT
Fall 2019 GS/SOWK5010 3.0 A Intro to SOWK Theor & Criticl Prac Skill SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2020 AP/SOWK3070 3.0 N Foundations of Social Work Research LECT
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOWK2050 6.0 A Anti-Discriminatory Practice LECT
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOWK3060 6.0 D Integrated Social Work Practice LECT