Samantha Wehbi

Samantha Wehbi is Professor, School of Social Work, and Graduate Program Director for the Documentary Media, MFA program. She is the Creative Development Lead, at the Office of Social Innovation. Her research and practice interests have focused on international issues and grassroots community activism and organizing in Canada and abroad including Lebanon, her country of origin. Her documentary work has explored the complexities of urban landscapes and issues of displacement, anti-colonialism, translocality and social change. Her scholarship explores interdisciplinary intersections of art, community practice, and pedagogy. She has held various academic leadership positions at Ryerson including: Associate Dean, Student Affairs at the Yeates School of Graduate Studies (YSGS); Learning & Teaching Chair (FCS); Associate Director of Undergraduate Program & Students at the School of Social Work; Academic Lead on a University-wide curriculum re-design project (FCS); and Member of Senate. Samantha is recipient of the Sue Williams Excellence in Teaching Award and the Provost’s Innovative Teaching Award.