University of Calgary

Lorne Jaques

  • Professor Emeritus of Social Work
  • Associate Professor - Community Development & Practice
  • Associate Professor - International Social Work
  • Assistant Professor - Research Methods

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.


Dr. Jaques joined the Faculty of Social Work in a full time academic capacity in 2008 but has been an adjunct Associate Professor and taught regularly in the Faculty since 1997. He coordinates graduate studies in international and community development (ICD) for the Faculty and teaches in the ICD curriculum.

Lorne has been seconded to the Faculty from UCGlobal where he was the Senior Director of International Development and Research. He was also the Director of the New York Office of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. He has worked in more than 30 low and middle income countries in wide variety of capacities; as a project manager, community development advisor and as a trainer. He has worked with local and multi-national teams in a wide diversity of projects related to health, public policy, civil society, natural resources and governance.

Lorne does training, project planning and consulting in the areas of community and participatory development, leadership and management.

Lorne’s social work experience includes child welfare, young offenders, income security and social planning and was also the executive director of a Calgary based NGO.

Research and Scholarly Activity

International development policy,
community development and social capital,
interdisciplinary practice at the local community & international levels,
Innovation and knowledge creation, distribution as they apply to community-based change.

Current Research

Charity, philanthropy & sacrifice; international humanitarian engagement


B.A., University of Alberta

M.A. (Community Development), University of Alberta

Ph.D. (International Development), University of Calgary

Professional and Community Associations

United Nations Institute for Training & Research (UNITAR – HOAP)

Public Education in International Development (PEID)

Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC)

Community Development Learning Initiative (CDLI)

(UofC) Council of Associate Deans/Directors International; Advisory to Vice Provost, International

Media Work

Partnerships pivotal to change

Calgary Herald, A18, 20/04/2013

Changing Lives around the Globe

A Calgary Herald special feature in partnership with the Alberta council for Global Cooperation, p.8, 2-9/2/2013

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