Gordon Pon

Associate Professor
School of Social Work | Ryerson University

Profile-Anon4Gordon Pon is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work. He holds a Master of Social Work degree from Carleton University and a PhD in Language, Culture and Teaching from York University. Prior to joining Ryerson, he worked in frontline positions in child welfare. His research interests include anti-racism and anti-colonialism, particularly in relation to child welfare and Asian Canadian Studies.






Research Projects

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Selected Publications

  • Coloma, Roland Sintos, & Pon, G. (Eds.). (in progress). Asian Canadian Studies Reader. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Pon, G., Giwa, S. & Razack, N. (2016). Foundations of anti-racist/anti-oppressive social work practice. In Al-Krenin and Graham, J. (Eds.) Diversity and social work in Canada. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.
  • Bonnie, N., & Pon, G. (2015). Critical well being in child welfare: A journey towards creating a new social contract for Black communities. In S. Strega & J. Carrière (Eds.), Walking this path together, 2nd ed. Halifax: Fernwood Press.
  • Pon, G. (2015). Importing the Asian “model minority” discourse into Canada: Implications for social work and education.  In N. Hartlep (Ed.). Killing the model minority stereotype: Asian American counter-stories and complicity. Charlotte, NC.: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Bailey, A., Zanchetta, M., Pon, G., Velasco, D., & Hassan, A. (2015). Building a scholar in writing (BSW): A model for developing students’ critical writing skills. Nurse Education in Practice, 15(6): 524-529.

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