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Marion Bogo


Officer, Order of Canada 2014
M.S.W., McGill University; Doctorate of Laws (honoris causa) LL.D. Memorial University, 2018

Phone Number: 
(416) 978-3263
Office Location: 

Room 336

Research Interests: 
  • Field education
  • Clinical supervision
  • Clinical practice
  • Assessment of learning;
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination adapted for social work (OSCE)
  • Simulation-Based Learning

Marion Bogo joined the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work in 1979 as a Tutor/Social Work Practice Professor. She served as Field Practicum Director and Acting Dean, and was the first appointee to the first Endowed Chair in Social Work. Today she is a full Professor in the Faculty and an Honorary Research Fellow at Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland. 

She teaches direct clinical social work practice, social work supervision, and the theory and practice of social work education. Her primary research interests focus on conceptualizing, teaching, and assessing competency for professional practice including social work education, field education, and clinical social work practice and supervision. In her research, she has developed and tested a holistic model of competence, field education models, and the use of simulation in teaching and assessing student and practitioner competence. Her work has been widely disseminated in books and journal articles with invited presentations internationally.  

She has received many awards, with recent ones being Doctorate of Laws (honoris causa) LL.D. Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. June 2018; Faculty Lead. Northrop Frye Award, Departmental/Divisional Category. Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work’s Simulation Program. April 2017; Officer. Order of Canada. 2014, Investiture, May 2015; Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award from the Council on Social Work Education; and the OASW Lifetime Achievement Award, 2020. She is co-PI on externally funded awards including SSHRC Partnership Grant Transforming the Field Education Landscape (TFEL)SSHRC Insight grants on ‘Improving Social Work Decision-Making in Situations of Risk and Uncertainty’ (2018-2021) and ‘Evaluating Decision-making and Relationship Competence when Reporting Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect’ (2018 – 2021).