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Juergen Dankwort, Ph.D

Dr. Juergen Dankwort, PhD, MSW

Dr. Juergen Dankwort received his undergraduate and master’s degrees at McGill University, applying his community organizing skills in developing support for strategic anti-poverty, child- protection and family violence initiatives, additionally working as a therapist within the Quebec social affairs network. He obtained his doctoral degree from the Université de Montréal in social work in 1994. He served on the Senate-appointed Canadian Panel on Violence Against Women, developed effective curricula for offender programs, conducted program evaluations, and published extensively on those topics in peer-reviewed journals in Canada and the US. He went on to teach social policy, clinical social work, sociology, media and social movements courses as permanent faculty at the University of Houston (TX) at the Graduate School of Social Work, the sociology department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia., and on contracts with Simon Fraser University and several private universities in Vancouver, until his retirement. Juergen identifies as a researcher and human rights activist, continuing his work in advancing a right-to-die agenda, serves on the Board of the British Columbia Humanist Association, works with the program committee for the B.C. Sunshine Coast Elder College, is a member of Right to Die Society Canada, a supporter of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies and coordinates the Canadian chapter of Exit International. He is presently continuing research on Canada's assisted dying regime and several European approaches in establishing best practices with forthcoming publications on findings

CV: Resume JD-2023