Lyn is the recipient of a three-year Tomlinson Fellowship in the McGill University School of Social Work doctoral program. She is currently Co-Investigator with Nicole Ives, PhD, PI, on the research project, “Exploring belonging: Experiences of refugee children and families in a Montreal recreational setting”, supported by the Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC), Resilience Research Centre, Dalhousie University. She is also a Research Fellow at Bank Street College of Education’s Center on Culture, Race, and Equity (CCRE). Prior to coming to McGill, Lyn worked for over 30 years to develop culturally responsive social services, education, and health/mental health care, nationally and internationally, for refugee and immigrant children, youth, and families. Her efforts have included research (ethnic identity in children, international development, community service collaboration, health care, and community-based participatory research); directing community-based health, mental health, and social service programs; and developing and leading national technical assistance initiatives (the National Alliance for Multicultural Mental Health, 1997-2000, and Bridging Refugee Youth & Children's Services, www.brycs.org, 2003-2013). Lyn holds an MSW and MA/doctoral candidacy in Anthropology/Medical Behavioral Sciences. Her current research interests include collaboration between ethnic community-based organizations and public services as a strategy to improve cultural responsiveness, relevance, and effectiveness within education, health/mental health, and social service systems.
Contact: lyn.morland [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)