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Shamette Hepburn

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School of Social Work

Assistant Professor

Office: Ross Building, S810
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66324
Email: hepburns@yorku.ca

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto
MSW, York University
MSc, Central Connecticut State University
BSc, University of the West Indies

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

Member- Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers
Member- Canadian Association on Gerontology
Member-The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)

Research Interests

, Transnational Social Work, Postcolonial Social Work, Transnationalism/Globalization, Critical Gerontology, Interpretive Gerontology, Community-based/Participatory Research, Visual Ethnography
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Hepburn, S. & Coloma, R.S. (2020). Ageing transmigrants and the decolonisation of life course. In S. Guo and S. Maitra (Eds.) Decolonising Lifelong Learning in the Age of Transnational Migration (pp. 48-66). New York: Routledge.

2020

Hepburn, S., Matsuoka, A., Guruge, S., & Manuel, L. (2015). Intervention strategies to address elder abuse of ethnoracial minority older adults from different communities. In S. Koehn and M. Badger (Eds.), Health care equity for ethnic minority older adults. Vancouver, BC: Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University.

2015

Hepburn, S., Matsuoka, A., Guruge, S., & Manuel, L. (2015). Partnering to promote health care
equity for ethnic minority older adults: Topical Report: What types of intervention strategies address abuse of ethnocultural minority older adults (EMOA) as it is defined and experienced in different communities (especially those coming from war-torn countries)? Vancouver, BC: Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University.

2015

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Hepburn, S. (2021). Adult Day Support and Community Resilience: An Analysis of the Experiences of Ageing Cambodian Canadians. SN Social Sciences, 1: 4.

2021

Hepburn, S. (2020). Retirement Time and the Temporalities of the Migratory Life Course. Ageing International, 45:434-452.

2020

Hepburn, S. (2020). Signalling the End of the Migration Journey: Exploring Transnational Ageing Narratives on Residential Selection. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 21: 1263-1278.

2020

Hepburn, S. (2020). ‘It’s like you are trapped in a small place’: Language Skill Acquisition and Settlement Outcomes of Ageing Cambodian Refugees. International Journal of Social Work, 7(2), 1– 16.

2020

Hepburn, S. & Coloma, R.S. (2019). Ageing Transmigrants and the Decolonisation of Life Course. International Journal of Lifelong Education.

2019

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Hepburn, S. (2020). Exploring the Distribution of Retirement Time: A Critical Transnational Study. New Voices in Work and Labour Studies Series. Global Labour Research Centre, York University.

2020

Hepburn, S. (2020). Integrating community-based research and critical pedagogy to support older adult transmigrants in Toronto, Canada. Paper presented at the Twentieth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, at University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

2020

Fresco, E. & Hepburn, S. (2019). Engaging and supporting older adults through communication technology: Preliminary findings of a community-based research partnership. Paper presented at the 2019 Canadian Communication Association Conference at the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Vancouver BC.

2019

Hepburn, S. (2019). A critical transnational exploration of mobility, ageing and well-being. Paper presented at the African Studies Association (ASA) Conference, (Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

2019

Hepburn, S. (2019). Expanding transnational social work: A new framework addressing the everyday-life geographies of racialized transmigrants. Paper presented at the 2019 Canadian Association for Social Work Education Conference at the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Vancouver, BC.

2019

Hepburn, S. (2019). Exploring Nettleford’s transdisciplinary appeal. Paper presented at the 5th Biennial Rex Nettleford Conference, Edna Manley School for the Visual and Performing Arts, Kingston, Jamaica.

2019

Hepburn, S. (2019). Research as a cultural activity: Collaborative arts-based inquiry with Jamaican Canadian older adult transmigrants. Paper presented at the 50th Annual Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Congress, York University, Toronto, Canada.

2019

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Hepburn, S. (2020). Community-Dwelling Cambodian Canadians at the Unity in Diversity Program in Toronto: Summary Report. Jane and Finch Family and Community Centre (JFCFC), Toronto, Canada.

2020

Hepburn, S. (2020). Adult Day Support, Collective Resilience and Well-being: A Snapshot of the Experiences of Cambodian Canadian Program Participants. Jane and Finch Family and Community Centre (JFCFC), Toronto, Canada.

2020

Other

Publication
Year

Hepburn, S. (Feb. 3, 2020). What Happens to the Ageing Diaspora after Labour Market Exit? Newspaper feature article published in daily Jamaica Observer, Kingston, Jamaica.

2020

Hepburn, S. (Oct. 8, 2018) What are the Real Issues Confronting the Caribbean’s Ageing Diaspora and Regional Governments? Newspaper column published in daily Stabroek News, Georgetown, Guyana.

2018

Where's the best place to retire? Findings of a Visual Ethnographic Study of Transnationally Mobile Older Adults. Presentation at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 47th Annual Scientific & Educational Meeting.

2018

Artistic and expressive modalities in gerontological social work research. Presentation at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 45th Annual Scientific & Educational Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

2016

Exploring theoretical approaches to contemporary Caribbean later-life circulation and return migration. Panel Presentation: “The Limits of Multiculturalism and the (Im)Possibility of Difference” at the Critical Ethnic Studies Conference, Toronto, May, 2015.

2015

Towards a Critical Transnational Ethnogerontology: Elderly Jamaican Canadian transmigrants. Poster presentation at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 44th Annual Scientific & Educational Meeting, Calgary, October, 2015.

2015

What types of intervention strategies address abuse of ethnocultural minority older adults (EMOA) as it is defined and experienced in different communities (especially those coming from war-torn countries)? Presented at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 43th Annual Scientific & Educational Meeting, Niagara, October, 2014. Co-authored with Dr. Atsuko Matsuoka, Dr. Sepali Guruge and Dr. Lisa Manuel.

2014

Navigating the Maze of Transition: Promoting Successful Outcomes for Youth Leaving Care. Paper presented to staff at the Children's Aid Society of Toronto.

2012

Aging and Sexual Citizenship. Poster presented at the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) Knowledge Exchange NICE Knowledge Exchange at the University of Toronto

2011

Sketching caricatures: Ageing and sexuality as depicted in two mainstream Canadian newspapers. Poster presented at the Annual York University Annual Social Work Conference.

2011


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOWK2050 6.0 C Anti-Discriminatory Practice LECT
Winter 2021 GS/SOWK5450 3.0 Q Practice Research Paper Seminar SEMR


Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto
MSW, York University
MSc, Central Connecticut State University
BSc, University of the West Indies

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Professional Leadership

Member- Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers
Member- Canadian Association on Gerontology
Member-The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)

Research Interests

, Transnational Social Work, Postcolonial Social Work, Transnationalism/Globalization, Critical Gerontology, Interpretive Gerontology, Community-based/Participatory Research, Visual Ethnography

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Hepburn, S. & Coloma, R.S. (2020). Ageing transmigrants and the decolonisation of life course. In S. Guo and S. Maitra (Eds.) Decolonising Lifelong Learning in the Age of Transnational Migration (pp. 48-66). New York: Routledge.

2020

Hepburn, S., Matsuoka, A., Guruge, S., & Manuel, L. (2015). Intervention strategies to address elder abuse of ethnoracial minority older adults from different communities. In S. Koehn and M. Badger (Eds.), Health care equity for ethnic minority older adults. Vancouver, BC: Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University.

2015

Hepburn, S., Matsuoka, A., Guruge, S., & Manuel, L. (2015). Partnering to promote health care
equity for ethnic minority older adults: Topical Report: What types of intervention strategies address abuse of ethnocultural minority older adults (EMOA) as it is defined and experienced in different communities (especially those coming from war-torn countries)? Vancouver, BC: Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University.

2015

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Hepburn, S. (2021). Adult Day Support and Community Resilience: An Analysis of the Experiences of Ageing Cambodian Canadians. SN Social Sciences, 1: 4.

2021

Hepburn, S. (2020). Retirement Time and the Temporalities of the Migratory Life Course. Ageing International, 45:434-452.

2020

Hepburn, S. (2020). Signalling the End of the Migration Journey: Exploring Transnational Ageing Narratives on Residential Selection. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 21: 1263-1278.

2020

Hepburn, S. (2020). ‘It’s like you are trapped in a small place’: Language Skill Acquisition and Settlement Outcomes of Ageing Cambodian Refugees. International Journal of Social Work, 7(2), 1– 16.

2020

Hepburn, S. & Coloma, R.S. (2019). Ageing Transmigrants and the Decolonisation of Life Course. International Journal of Lifelong Education.

2019

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Hepburn, S. (2020). Exploring the Distribution of Retirement Time: A Critical Transnational Study. New Voices in Work and Labour Studies Series. Global Labour Research Centre, York University.

2020

Hepburn, S. (2020). Integrating community-based research and critical pedagogy to support older adult transmigrants in Toronto, Canada. Paper presented at the Twentieth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, at University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

2020

Fresco, E. & Hepburn, S. (2019). Engaging and supporting older adults through communication technology: Preliminary findings of a community-based research partnership. Paper presented at the 2019 Canadian Communication Association Conference at the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Vancouver BC.

2019

Hepburn, S. (2019). A critical transnational exploration of mobility, ageing and well-being. Paper presented at the African Studies Association (ASA) Conference, (Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

2019

Hepburn, S. (2019). Expanding transnational social work: A new framework addressing the everyday-life geographies of racialized transmigrants. Paper presented at the 2019 Canadian Association for Social Work Education Conference at the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Vancouver, BC.

2019

Hepburn, S. (2019). Exploring Nettleford’s transdisciplinary appeal. Paper presented at the 5th Biennial Rex Nettleford Conference, Edna Manley School for the Visual and Performing Arts, Kingston, Jamaica.

2019

Hepburn, S. (2019). Research as a cultural activity: Collaborative arts-based inquiry with Jamaican Canadian older adult transmigrants. Paper presented at the 50th Annual Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Congress, York University, Toronto, Canada.

2019

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Hepburn, S. (2020). Community-Dwelling Cambodian Canadians at the Unity in Diversity Program in Toronto: Summary Report. Jane and Finch Family and Community Centre (JFCFC), Toronto, Canada.

2020

Hepburn, S. (2020). Adult Day Support, Collective Resilience and Well-being: A Snapshot of the Experiences of Cambodian Canadian Program Participants. Jane and Finch Family and Community Centre (JFCFC), Toronto, Canada.

2020

Other

Publication
Year

Hepburn, S. (Feb. 3, 2020). What Happens to the Ageing Diaspora after Labour Market Exit? Newspaper feature article published in daily Jamaica Observer, Kingston, Jamaica.

2020

Hepburn, S. (Oct. 8, 2018) What are the Real Issues Confronting the Caribbean’s Ageing Diaspora and Regional Governments? Newspaper column published in daily Stabroek News, Georgetown, Guyana.

2018

Where's the best place to retire? Findings of a Visual Ethnographic Study of Transnationally Mobile Older Adults. Presentation at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 47th Annual Scientific & Educational Meeting.

2018

Artistic and expressive modalities in gerontological social work research. Presentation at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 45th Annual Scientific & Educational Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

2016

Exploring theoretical approaches to contemporary Caribbean later-life circulation and return migration. Panel Presentation: “The Limits of Multiculturalism and the (Im)Possibility of Difference” at the Critical Ethnic Studies Conference, Toronto, May, 2015.

2015

Towards a Critical Transnational Ethnogerontology: Elderly Jamaican Canadian transmigrants. Poster presentation at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 44th Annual Scientific & Educational Meeting, Calgary, October, 2015.

2015

What types of intervention strategies address abuse of ethnocultural minority older adults (EMOA) as it is defined and experienced in different communities (especially those coming from war-torn countries)? Presented at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 43th Annual Scientific & Educational Meeting, Niagara, October, 2014. Co-authored with Dr. Atsuko Matsuoka, Dr. Sepali Guruge and Dr. Lisa Manuel.

2014

Navigating the Maze of Transition: Promoting Successful Outcomes for Youth Leaving Care. Paper presented to staff at the Children's Aid Society of Toronto.

2012

Aging and Sexual Citizenship. Poster presented at the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) Knowledge Exchange NICE Knowledge Exchange at the University of Toronto

2011

Sketching caricatures: Ageing and sexuality as depicted in two mainstream Canadian newspapers. Poster presented at the Annual York University Annual Social Work Conference.

2011


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/SOWK2050 6.0 C Anti-Discriminatory Practice LECT
Winter 2021 GS/SOWK5450 3.0 Q Practice Research Paper Seminar SEMR