University of Calgary

Barry Hall

  • Professor Emeritus of Social Work
  • Chronic Illness & Public Health Services
  • Gerontology
  • Long-Term Care
  • Multicultural/Diversity Issues

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.


Degrees: PhD in Social Work (University of Toronto), MSW (University of Toronto), BA in Psychology (University of Waterloo)

Interests: Gerontology, long-term care, chronic illness, caregiving, multiculturalism.

Barry Hall was a frontline social worker at the Toronto East General for four years and six years at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto before returning to doctoral studies at the University of Toronto. He joined the Faculty of Social Work in 1986 as an assistant professor and is currently a full professor.

Hall serves as the Head of the Faculty's Southern Alberta Region (Lethbridge). With research and teaching interests ranging from youth to the elderly, Hall has taught many social work courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. He presently is teaching Introduction to Social Work (undergraduate) and Advanced Practice with Older Adults.

Hall's most recent funded research from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research was a project titled: Rural Youth Violence: A Focus on Health. His research was profiled in the Faculty's 2005 publication, Connecting The Dots. View this publication.

Recent publications include:

  • Barlow, C., & Hall, B.L. (2007). What about feelings: A study of emotions and tensions in social work field education. Social Work Field Education, 26(04), 1-15.
  • Kulig, J., Hall, B.L., Kalischuk, R. (2006). Violence in rural communities: Youth speak out. Journal of Rural and Remote Health, 6(500), online
  • Hall, B.L., Kulig, J., Campbell, R., Wall, M., Babcock, R., (2005). Social work and Kanadier Mennonites: Challenges and rewards. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work. 25(3), 93-106.

Hall has served on a variety of professional and community boards. He is currently the Faculty of Social Work's member on the legislated Competence Committee of the Alberta College of Social Workers. His most recent award - a Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service and contribution as a volunteer - is from the Government of Canada

Research Projects:

  • Hall, B. (PI). Rural Youth Violence: A Focus on health. (Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical research;; 2002-2006).
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