Judy White

Life in Saskatchewan

Judy migrated from Trinidad and Tobago in 1987



Firsts, Social Work

Dr. Judy White is a registered social worker and professor emerita with the Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina. Judy migrated from Trinidad and Tobago in 1987.  Judy was employed as a social worker with the Government of Saskatchewan and later with Family Service Saskatoon prior to beginning her employment with the University of Regina in 1999.  She retired from her position of Dean of the Faculty of Social Work in December 2019.

Judy’s research and community work have focused on the mental health and well-being of immigrant and refugee women and their families. Her community work included several leadership roles: President of the Regina chapter of the Congress of Black Women; Board President, International Women of Saskatoon (formerly Immigrant Women of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Chapter); board member- Prairie Metropolis (research centre on immigration and integration);  Board President  of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women; member of the Executive of the Vanier Institute of the Family; and Commissioner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.

In addition to academic contributions through research publications, Judy received the Canadian Association of Social Workers National Distinguished Service Award; and was honored by her University of Regina colleagues who established a Faculty of Social Work Dr. Judy White Equity & Inclusion Award for students to mark her retirement from the University of Regina.