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Yuk-Lin Renita Wong

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School of Social Work

Professor

Office: Ross Building, S829
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 23081
Email: rylwong@yorku.ca


Professor Yuk-Lin Renita Wong’s scholarship and teaching aim at deconstructing the power relations in the knowledge production and discursive practices of social work; as well as re-centering marginalized voices and ways of knowing and being. She brings contemplative pedagogy into critical social work education and explores mindfulness as a pedagogy of decolonization and as critical reflective practice that nurtures awareness and wholeness in social justice work. She has been a mindfulness practitioner since 1998 and leads meditation and mindfulness training in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Alongside her academic life is her community service in end-of-life care. She has co-developed the Compassionate Care Program under the Buddhist Education Network of Ontario to provide hospice volunteer training and service for Chinese-speaking clients in palliative/hospice care and their families.

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Degrees

PhD, OISE/University of Toronto
Master of Social Work, University of Hong Kong
Master of Philosophy (Sociology), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

, Mindfulness, Spirituality and Social Justice; Contemplative Pedagogy; Critical Social Work; Embodiment and Decolonization of Knowing and Knowledge Production; Gender, Colony, and Nation
Books

Publication
Year

Batacharya, Sheila, and Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. (Eds.) 2018. Sharing Breath: Embodied Learning and Decolonization. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press. Available online open access: http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120269

2018

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. 2019. "Mindfulness and Social Work." In The Routledge Handbook of Social Work Theories. Ed. by Malcolm Payne and Emma Reith-Hall. New York: Routledge.

2019

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2018. "Please call me by my true names: The decolonizing pedagogy of mindfulness and interbeing for critical social work education." In Sharing Breath: Embodied Learning and Decolonization. Ed. by Sheila Batachary and Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. Edmonton, Alberta: Athabasca University Press. Available online open access: http://www.aupress.ca/books/120269/ebook/10_Batacharya_Wong_2018-Sharing_Breath.pdf

2018

Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. 2014. “Radical acceptance: Mindfulness and critical social work education." In Mindfulness and acceptance in social work. Ed. by Matthew Boone. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

2014

Leung, Yuk-Ki., Yuk-Lin Renita Wong, Dorcas Lau, and K.H. Mak. 2011. “在「不賭不倒成長小組」中採用正念療法及完形治療 (Mindfulness and Gestalt approach in a psycho-educational therapy group with men with problem gambling in Hong Kong).” In 千帆並舉:社會工作小組新貌 (Hailing thousands of yacht sails: New development in social group work), edited by Y.K. Leung, M.S. Cheung, D.Y. Yau, and K.L. Au, 195-216. Hong Kong: Riding Press, Inc.

2011

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2008. “同一天空下的車衣生涯:從香港到多倫多的Jenny與敏玲 (Situations of the garment industry under the same sky: Jenny’s and Minling’s garment factory lives from Hong Kong to Toronto),” in 千針萬線:香港成衣工人口述史 (Thousands of needles and threads: The oral history of Hong Kong garment workers). Ed. by Po-king Choi, 275-293. Hong Kong: Step Forward Press.

2008

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2008. “「我是靠一雙手養大兒女的」:葉大姐在毛衣廠照燈的日子 (My days in the wool garment factories – Big Sister Ye: ‘I raise up my children with my own hands’),” in 千針萬線:香港成衣工人口述史 (Thousands of needles and threads: The oral history of Hong Kong garment workers). Ed. by Po-king Choi, 211-224. Hong Kong: Step Forward Press.

2008

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2008. “自強不息的張勤:與香港內褲廠的興衰 (The self-strengthening of Zhang Qin: The rise and fall of underwear factories in Hong Kong),” in 千針萬線:香港成衣工人口述史 (Thousands of needles and threads: The oral history of Hong Kong garment workers). Ed. by Po-king Choi, 251-274. Hong Kong: Step Forward Press.

2008

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2006. “民政與城市管理:評論 (Civil affairs and city governance: Commentary).” In 社區社會工作:中外視野的交流 (Community social work: An insider-outsider exchange of perspectives). Ed. by Miu Chung Yan and GAO Jian Guo, 329-335. Beijing: Zhongguo shehui kexue chubanshe (China Social Science Academy Press).

2006

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita and Siu-Hung Yip. 1997. “生活有骨氣: 李女仕 (A life of resilience and integrity: Madam Lee’s life history).” In 又喊又笑:阿婆口述歷史 (Crying and laughing: An oral history of Hong Kong senior women), edited by Ka-yin Tsang and Chun-hung Ng, 46-61. Hong Kong: Association for the Advancement of Feminism.

1997

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita and Jana Vinsky. 2021. “Beyond implicit bias: Embodied cognition, mindfulness and critical reflective practice in social work.” Australian Social Work 74(2): 186-197.

2021

Ku, Hok-Bun and Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. 2018. "State, Profession, and Religion: Reflecting on Spirituality and Indigenous Social Work in China in the Yushu Earthquake Relief." Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work. Advanced online doi access: https://doi.org/10.1080/15426432.2018.1446863

2018

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2013. "Returning to silence, connecting to wholeness: Contemplative pedagogy for critical social work education." Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work. 32(3),269-285.

2013

Long, Di and Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. 2012. “Time bound: The timescape of secondary trauma among the surviving teachers of the Wenchuan Earthquake.” American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 82(2), 241-250.

2012

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita, Josephine P. Wong and Kenneth P. Fung. 2010. Mental health promotion through empowerment and community capacity building among East and Southeast Asian immigrant and refugee Women. Canadian Issues: Immigrant Mental Health. Summer Issue: 108-113.

2010

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita, Yuk Ki Timothy Leung, and Choi Wan Dorcas Lau. 2009. “Behind the allure of gambling: A qualitative exploration of the existential yearnings among Chinese men with problem gambling.” International Gambling Studies. 9(3), 189-205.

2009

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita and Jana Vinsky. 2009. “Speaking from the margins: A critical reflection on the ‘spiritual-but-not-religious’ discourse in social work.” British Journal of Social Work. 39(7), 1343-1359.

2009

Fung, Kenneth and Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. 2007. “Factors influencing attitudes towards seeking professional help among East and Southeast Asian immigrant and refugee women.” International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 53(3): 216-231.

2007

Yan, Miu Chung and Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. 2005. “Rethinking self-awareness in cultural competence: Towards a dialogic self in cross-cultural social work.” Families in Society. 86(2): 181-188.

2005

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2004. “Knowing through discomfort: A mindfulness-based critical social work pedagogy.” Critical Social Work 5(1).

2004

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita and A. Ka Tat Tsang. 2004. “When Asian immigrant women speak: From mental health to strategies of being.” American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 74(4): 456-466.

2004

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2004. “When East meets West: Nation, colony, and Hong Kong women's subjectivities in gender and China-development.” Modern China 30 (2): 259-292.

2004

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2003. “Deconstructing culture in cultural competence: Dissenting voices from Asian-Canadian practitioners.” Canadian Social Work Review 20(2): 149-167.

2003

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2002. “Going ‘back’ and staying ‘out’: Articulating the postcolonial Hong Kong subjects in the development of China.” Journal of Contemporary China 11: 141-160.

2002

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2002. “Reclaiming Chinese women’s subjectivities: Indigenizing ‘social work with women’ in China through postcolonial ethnography.” Women’s Studies International Forum 25 (1): 66-77.

2002

Hsiung, Ping-chun and Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. 1998. “Jie Gui – Connecting the tracks: Chinese women’s activism surrounding the 1995 World Conference on Women in Beijing.” Gender & History 10 (3): 470-497.

1998

Wellman, Barry, Yuk-Lin Renita Wong, David Tindall and Nancy Nazer. 1997. “A decade of network change: Turnover, persistence and stability in personal communities.” Social Networks 19 (1): 27-50.

1997

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 1997. “Dispersing the ‘public’ and the ‘private’: Gender and the state in the birth planning policy of China.” Gender & Society 11(4): 509-525.

1997

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita, Leslie Jeffrey, Agnieszka Palalas, and Karen Robert. 2019. “Contemplative education and critical thinking.” Chair and Panel presented at the Canadian Society for the Studies in Education Annual Conference, Congress 2019 of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 3.

2019

Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. 2018. "Other ways of knowing: Toward a decolonization of contemplative education.” Panel Session co-presented with Drs. Sonya Atalay, Lezlie Frye, Miliann Kang, and Jennifer Cannon at the 10th Annual Conference of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education titled, “Imagining Humane Institutions: Connection, Social Action, and Scholarship Rooted in Contemplative Practices,” Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, October 5-7.

2018

Batacharya, Sheila and Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. 2018. “Sharing Breath: Embodied Learning and Decolonization Round Table.” Co-presented at the Decolonizing Conference, University of Toronto. November 8-10.

2018

“Mindful eating: The decolonizing pedagogy of interbeing.” In the 7th Annual Conference of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education, “Building Just Communities”. Howard University, Washington DC. October 8-10, 2015.

2015

“ ‘Please call me by my true names’: The decolonizing pedagogy of mindfulness for critical social work education.” In the Canadian Sociological Association Annual Conference in the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. Brock University, Canada. May 29, 2014.

2014

“Embodiment, Pedagogy and Decolonization: Critical and material considerations.” A symposium co-organized with Dr. Sheila Batacharya in the Canadian Sociological Association Annual Conference in the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. Brock University, Canada. May 29, 2014.

2014

Invited presentation: “A thousand needles, ten thousands threads: The oral history of garment workers in Hong Kong,” in “Biography and the history of Hong Kong,” organized by the York Center for Asian Research. Toronto. November 26, 2009.

2009

“Integrating research into practice: A capacity building approach to promote mental health and reduce stigma among immigrant and refugee communities.” Workshop Co-presentation as 2nd author with Josephine Wong and Linda Yoo in the conference titled, “Expanding our Horizons: Moving Mental Health and Wellness Promotion into the Mainstream,” organized by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. February 25, 2009.

2009

“Social work: Walking with the students of Beichuan Middle School after the 512 Wenchuan Earthquake,” Co-presentation as third author with LONG, Di and Yuk Ki Timothy Leung in the Fourth Conference on the Humanities and Social Sciences in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, organized by Nanjing University. November 21-22, 2009.

2009

Invited presentation: “Behind the allure of gambling: Mindfulness and existential yearnings of Chinese men with gambling problem in Hong Kong,” in Discovery 2008, organized by Responsible Gambling Council. Ottawa. April 14-16, 2008

2008

Keynote Presentation: “From addiction to existential yearnings: Disconnection, hypnosis and spirituality among men in Hong Kong with a gambling problem.” In the Conference on Gambling: Culture, Community and Interventions, organized by COSTI Immigrant Services. Toronto. March 27, 2007.

2007

Keynote Presentation: “Spirituality and critical social work.” In the Reflexive in Social Work Praxis Symposium, organized by the Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. May 27, 2006.

2006

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2009. Hong Fook Mental Health Association Consumers/Survivors Self-Help Program Quality of Life General Survey Report (2006-2007). December 27.

2009

Public Lectures

Publication
Year

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2019. “Contemplative Pedagogy and Decolonization.” Plenary Presentation and Workshops in the Summer Session on Contemplative Learning, organized by The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, U.S.A., August 4-9.

2019


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2021 GS/SOWK5907 3.0 A Mindfulness and Just Relations in Social SEMR
Fall/Winter 2021 GS/SOWK5350 6.0 E Advanced Practicum REMT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2022 AP/SOWK3041 3.0 N Communication LECT
Winter 2022 AP/SOWK3041 3.0 O Communication LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 GS/SOWK5350 6.0 E Advanced Practicum REMT


Professor Yuk-Lin Renita Wong’s scholarship and teaching aim at deconstructing the power relations in the knowledge production and discursive practices of social work; as well as re-centering marginalized voices and ways of knowing and being. She brings contemplative pedagogy into critical social work education and explores mindfulness as a pedagogy of decolonization and as critical reflective practice that nurtures awareness and wholeness in social justice work. She has been a mindfulness practitioner since 1998 and leads meditation and mindfulness training in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Alongside her academic life is her community service in end-of-life care. She has co-developed the Compassionate Care Program under the Buddhist Education Network of Ontario to provide hospice volunteer training and service for Chinese-speaking clients in palliative/hospice care and their families.

Degrees

PhD, OISE/University of Toronto
Master of Social Work, University of Hong Kong
Master of Philosophy (Sociology), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests

, Mindfulness, Spirituality and Social Justice; Contemplative Pedagogy; Critical Social Work; Embodiment and Decolonization of Knowing and Knowledge Production; Gender, Colony, and Nation

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. 2019. "Mindfulness and Social Work." In The Routledge Handbook of Social Work Theories. Ed. by Malcolm Payne and Emma Reith-Hall. New York: Routledge.

2019

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2018. "Please call me by my true names: The decolonizing pedagogy of mindfulness and interbeing for critical social work education." In Sharing Breath: Embodied Learning and Decolonization. Ed. by Sheila Batachary and Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. Edmonton, Alberta: Athabasca University Press. Available online open access: http://www.aupress.ca/books/120269/ebook/10_Batacharya_Wong_2018-Sharing_Breath.pdf

2018

Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. 2014. “Radical acceptance: Mindfulness and critical social work education." In Mindfulness and acceptance in social work. Ed. by Matthew Boone. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

2014

Leung, Yuk-Ki., Yuk-Lin Renita Wong, Dorcas Lau, and K.H. Mak. 2011. “在「不賭不倒成長小組」中採用正念療法及完形治療 (Mindfulness and Gestalt approach in a psycho-educational therapy group with men with problem gambling in Hong Kong).” In 千帆並舉:社會工作小組新貌 (Hailing thousands of yacht sails: New development in social group work), edited by Y.K. Leung, M.S. Cheung, D.Y. Yau, and K.L. Au, 195-216. Hong Kong: Riding Press, Inc.

2011

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2008. “同一天空下的車衣生涯:從香港到多倫多的Jenny與敏玲 (Situations of the garment industry under the same sky: Jenny’s and Minling’s garment factory lives from Hong Kong to Toronto),” in 千針萬線:香港成衣工人口述史 (Thousands of needles and threads: The oral history of Hong Kong garment workers). Ed. by Po-king Choi, 275-293. Hong Kong: Step Forward Press.

2008

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2008. “「我是靠一雙手養大兒女的」:葉大姐在毛衣廠照燈的日子 (My days in the wool garment factories – Big Sister Ye: ‘I raise up my children with my own hands’),” in 千針萬線:香港成衣工人口述史 (Thousands of needles and threads: The oral history of Hong Kong garment workers). Ed. by Po-king Choi, 211-224. Hong Kong: Step Forward Press.

2008

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2008. “自強不息的張勤:與香港內褲廠的興衰 (The self-strengthening of Zhang Qin: The rise and fall of underwear factories in Hong Kong),” in 千針萬線:香港成衣工人口述史 (Thousands of needles and threads: The oral history of Hong Kong garment workers). Ed. by Po-king Choi, 251-274. Hong Kong: Step Forward Press.

2008

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2006. “民政與城市管理:評論 (Civil affairs and city governance: Commentary).” In 社區社會工作:中外視野的交流 (Community social work: An insider-outsider exchange of perspectives). Ed. by Miu Chung Yan and GAO Jian Guo, 329-335. Beijing: Zhongguo shehui kexue chubanshe (China Social Science Academy Press).

2006

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita and Siu-Hung Yip. 1997. “生活有骨氣: 李女仕 (A life of resilience and integrity: Madam Lee’s life history).” In 又喊又笑:阿婆口述歷史 (Crying and laughing: An oral history of Hong Kong senior women), edited by Ka-yin Tsang and Chun-hung Ng, 46-61. Hong Kong: Association for the Advancement of Feminism.

1997

Books

Publication
Year

Batacharya, Sheila, and Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. (Eds.) 2018. Sharing Breath: Embodied Learning and Decolonization. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press. Available online open access: http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120269

2018

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita and Jana Vinsky. 2021. “Beyond implicit bias: Embodied cognition, mindfulness and critical reflective practice in social work.” Australian Social Work 74(2): 186-197.

2021

Ku, Hok-Bun and Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. 2018. "State, Profession, and Religion: Reflecting on Spirituality and Indigenous Social Work in China in the Yushu Earthquake Relief." Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work. Advanced online doi access: https://doi.org/10.1080/15426432.2018.1446863

2018

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2013. "Returning to silence, connecting to wholeness: Contemplative pedagogy for critical social work education." Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work. 32(3),269-285.

2013

Long, Di and Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. 2012. “Time bound: The timescape of secondary trauma among the surviving teachers of the Wenchuan Earthquake.” American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 82(2), 241-250.

2012

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita, Josephine P. Wong and Kenneth P. Fung. 2010. Mental health promotion through empowerment and community capacity building among East and Southeast Asian immigrant and refugee Women. Canadian Issues: Immigrant Mental Health. Summer Issue: 108-113.

2010

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita, Yuk Ki Timothy Leung, and Choi Wan Dorcas Lau. 2009. “Behind the allure of gambling: A qualitative exploration of the existential yearnings among Chinese men with problem gambling.” International Gambling Studies. 9(3), 189-205.

2009

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita and Jana Vinsky. 2009. “Speaking from the margins: A critical reflection on the ‘spiritual-but-not-religious’ discourse in social work.” British Journal of Social Work. 39(7), 1343-1359.

2009

Fung, Kenneth and Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. 2007. “Factors influencing attitudes towards seeking professional help among East and Southeast Asian immigrant and refugee women.” International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 53(3): 216-231.

2007

Yan, Miu Chung and Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. 2005. “Rethinking self-awareness in cultural competence: Towards a dialogic self in cross-cultural social work.” Families in Society. 86(2): 181-188.

2005

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2004. “Knowing through discomfort: A mindfulness-based critical social work pedagogy.” Critical Social Work 5(1).

2004

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita and A. Ka Tat Tsang. 2004. “When Asian immigrant women speak: From mental health to strategies of being.” American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 74(4): 456-466.

2004

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2004. “When East meets West: Nation, colony, and Hong Kong women's subjectivities in gender and China-development.” Modern China 30 (2): 259-292.

2004

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2003. “Deconstructing culture in cultural competence: Dissenting voices from Asian-Canadian practitioners.” Canadian Social Work Review 20(2): 149-167.

2003

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2002. “Going ‘back’ and staying ‘out’: Articulating the postcolonial Hong Kong subjects in the development of China.” Journal of Contemporary China 11: 141-160.

2002

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2002. “Reclaiming Chinese women’s subjectivities: Indigenizing ‘social work with women’ in China through postcolonial ethnography.” Women’s Studies International Forum 25 (1): 66-77.

2002

Hsiung, Ping-chun and Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. 1998. “Jie Gui – Connecting the tracks: Chinese women’s activism surrounding the 1995 World Conference on Women in Beijing.” Gender & History 10 (3): 470-497.

1998

Wellman, Barry, Yuk-Lin Renita Wong, David Tindall and Nancy Nazer. 1997. “A decade of network change: Turnover, persistence and stability in personal communities.” Social Networks 19 (1): 27-50.

1997

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 1997. “Dispersing the ‘public’ and the ‘private’: Gender and the state in the birth planning policy of China.” Gender & Society 11(4): 509-525.

1997

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita, Leslie Jeffrey, Agnieszka Palalas, and Karen Robert. 2019. “Contemplative education and critical thinking.” Chair and Panel presented at the Canadian Society for the Studies in Education Annual Conference, Congress 2019 of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 3.

2019

Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. 2018. "Other ways of knowing: Toward a decolonization of contemplative education.” Panel Session co-presented with Drs. Sonya Atalay, Lezlie Frye, Miliann Kang, and Jennifer Cannon at the 10th Annual Conference of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education titled, “Imagining Humane Institutions: Connection, Social Action, and Scholarship Rooted in Contemplative Practices,” Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, October 5-7.

2018

Batacharya, Sheila and Yuk-Lin Renita Wong. 2018. “Sharing Breath: Embodied Learning and Decolonization Round Table.” Co-presented at the Decolonizing Conference, University of Toronto. November 8-10.

2018

“Mindful eating: The decolonizing pedagogy of interbeing.” In the 7th Annual Conference of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education, “Building Just Communities”. Howard University, Washington DC. October 8-10, 2015.

2015

“ ‘Please call me by my true names’: The decolonizing pedagogy of mindfulness for critical social work education.” In the Canadian Sociological Association Annual Conference in the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. Brock University, Canada. May 29, 2014.

2014

“Embodiment, Pedagogy and Decolonization: Critical and material considerations.” A symposium co-organized with Dr. Sheila Batacharya in the Canadian Sociological Association Annual Conference in the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. Brock University, Canada. May 29, 2014.

2014

Invited presentation: “A thousand needles, ten thousands threads: The oral history of garment workers in Hong Kong,” in “Biography and the history of Hong Kong,” organized by the York Center for Asian Research. Toronto. November 26, 2009.

2009

“Integrating research into practice: A capacity building approach to promote mental health and reduce stigma among immigrant and refugee communities.” Workshop Co-presentation as 2nd author with Josephine Wong and Linda Yoo in the conference titled, “Expanding our Horizons: Moving Mental Health and Wellness Promotion into the Mainstream,” organized by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. February 25, 2009.

2009

“Social work: Walking with the students of Beichuan Middle School after the 512 Wenchuan Earthquake,” Co-presentation as third author with LONG, Di and Yuk Ki Timothy Leung in the Fourth Conference on the Humanities and Social Sciences in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, organized by Nanjing University. November 21-22, 2009.

2009

Invited presentation: “Behind the allure of gambling: Mindfulness and existential yearnings of Chinese men with gambling problem in Hong Kong,” in Discovery 2008, organized by Responsible Gambling Council. Ottawa. April 14-16, 2008

2008

Keynote Presentation: “From addiction to existential yearnings: Disconnection, hypnosis and spirituality among men in Hong Kong with a gambling problem.” In the Conference on Gambling: Culture, Community and Interventions, organized by COSTI Immigrant Services. Toronto. March 27, 2007.

2007

Keynote Presentation: “Spirituality and critical social work.” In the Reflexive in Social Work Praxis Symposium, organized by the Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. May 27, 2006.

2006

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2009. Hong Fook Mental Health Association Consumers/Survivors Self-Help Program Quality of Life General Survey Report (2006-2007). December 27.

2009

Public Lectures

Publication
Year

Wong, Yuk-Lin Renita. 2019. “Contemplative Pedagogy and Decolonization.” Plenary Presentation and Workshops in the Summer Session on Contemplative Learning, organized by The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, U.S.A., August 4-9.

2019


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2021 GS/SOWK5907 3.0 A Mindfulness and Just Relations in Social SEMR
Fall/Winter 2021 GS/SOWK5350 6.0 E Advanced Practicum REMT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2022 AP/SOWK3041 3.0 N Communication LECT
Winter 2022 AP/SOWK3041 3.0 O Communication LECT
Fall/Winter 2021 GS/SOWK5350 6.0 E Advanced Practicum REMT