Carmen Lavoie


MSW, Carleton University; PhD, McGill University

Carmen joined VIU’s Social Work Department in 2014. Carmen has worked and volunteered in various capacities related to social work for over 30 years. Her experience in the field of social work includes addictions, HIV, mental health, disabilities, individual and group counselling, violence against women, social policy, community practice as well as end-of-life practice. Carmen graduated with her PhD in 2010 from McGill University, with a focus on community practice in low-income, diverse neighbourhoods. Carmen has taught social work courses at McGill University and VIU.  In 2020 Carmen was awarded VIU's Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching Design and Practice.