Prof Magnus Mfoafo M’Cathy



Dr. Magnus Mfoafo-M’Carthy is a Professor of Social Work in the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. Dr. Mfoafo-M’Carthy holds a master’s and PhD in Social Work from Columbia University, New York, and the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada respectively. A former Associate Director of Laurier’s Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa (TISCA) and a former Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow at the University of Ghana and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). He has extensive policy, teaching, and research experience and has worked in adolescent and adult community-based mental health organizations in New York City, British Columbia, and Ontario, including the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. He has taught at the University of Toronto and the University of Windsor. His research interests include global mental health, examining mental illness and stigma among immigrant communities, post-colonial and critical race theories, social justice, and anti-oppressive practice. Dr. Mfoafo-M’Carthy is also involved in multiple collaborative projects in Canada, Ghana and other parts of the world.