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Marion Bogo

Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Collaborative Master's Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, Asian Insitute




246 Bloor Street West


Marion Bogo is Professor and was inaugural Sandra Rotman Chair in Social Work at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. Professor Bogo is recognized as an international leader, scholar and researcher in field education and conceptualization and assessment of professional competence. Her research focuses on social work education, including the conceptualization and assessment of professional competence, more recently through the use of simulation. She has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters, and 5 books, including the seminal book The Practice of Field Instruction in Social Work (1998, 2nd edition, co-author) translated into Chinese by K.T.Tsang, Y.Chang, & S. Qi Beijing, China: Social Sciences Academic Press, 2010. Her most recent books are Using Simulation in Assessment and Teaching: OSCE Adapted for Social Work (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) (2014); Achieving Competence in Social Work through Field Education (2010), and a widely used text Social Work Practice: Concepts, Processes, and Interviewing. (Columbia University Press, 2006). In 2013 she was awarded the Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award from the Council of Social Work Education (USA) in recognition of her contributions to social work education and to improving assessment of professional competence. She is the first Canadian to receive this award. In 2014 she was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada for her achievements in the field of social work as a scholar and teacher, and for advancing the practice in Canada and abroad.

Professor Bogo has been a visiting professor, lecturer, and consultant to schools of social work in Canada, United States, Europe, United Kingdom, and in the Asia-Pacific region, including Sri Lanka, Japan, Taiwan, and China. Her consultations focus on the development of field education for social work practice. She was an Aiiku Research Fellow in the Distinguished Visiting Foreign Scholar Program at the Japan Child and Family Research Institute in Japan. In this capacity she produced a report, Enhancing Social Work’s Contribution to the Well-Being of Japanese Children and Families. She has published articles in Japanese journals on spousal and family relationships and social work education and served as keynote speaker at academic conferences in Japan and Taiwan.

research interests

Social work education
Conceptualization and assessment of professional competence


Ph.D University of Toronto, (1976)

M. A McGill University, (1965)

B.A. (Honours) McGill University, (1963)

Awards and distinctions

Officer, Order of Canada 2014.
Council on Social Work Education: Significant Lifetime Achievement Award 2013
Journal of Social Work Education: Best Qualitative Article, 2013
Journal of Social Work Education: Best Conceptual Article, 2011
President’s Teaching Award, University of Toronto, 2007
Exemplary Mentor, Council on Social Work Education, 2007
Inaugural Sandra Rotman Chair in Social Work, 1998-2003
Teacher of the Year, Faculty of Social Work, 1999
Listed in Canadian Who’s Who, 1999 – 2013 Editions; Canadian Jewry at Year 2000 and Beyond: Who’s Who in Canadian Jewry.
Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995.
Association of Field Practice Educators Award, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, 1989
Health and Welfare Canada, Graduate Student Fellowship Award, 1964-65.

recent courses

Supervision and Staff Development in Social Work
Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families

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