Valerie Borum

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Associate Professor Director, School of Social Work Faculty of Community Services School of Social Work Toronto, Ontario valerie.borum@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 544580

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Dr. Borum, Director, School of Social Work, came to Ryerson University in January 2020. Her research and scholarship focus on the role of ethnoculture as a protective and promotive factor in health, mental health, and disability, with attention to Black/African Americans. She also studies the in...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Borum, Director, School of Social Work, came to Ryerson University in January 2020. Her research and scholarship focus on the role of ethnoculture as a protective and promotive factor in health, mental health, and disability, with attention to Black/African Americans. She also studies the intersection of disability, deafness, and ethnoculture, with attention to Black/African Americans and Afro-Latinx/Black Hispanics families with Deaf and hard of hearing children. Dr. Borum completed her postdoctoral studies (e.g., focus on suicide and ethnoculture) at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine, Rochester, NY. Dr. Borum received her Ph.D. in Social Work from Howard University, School of Social Work and her MSW from Gallaudet University.

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