Glen Schmidt, PhD

Professor
BA BSW (Manitoba), MSW (British Columbia), PhD (Memorial), RCSW

Contact Information

School of Social Work
University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way
Prince George, B.C.
V2N 4Z9

Phone: (250) 960-6519
Email: schmidt@unbc.ca
Office: TAL Building, Room 2574


Biography

Glen was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He received a BA and a BSW from the University of Manitoba. After graduating from the BSW program in 1979, he obtained employment with the Province of Manitoba. He was based in the City of Thompson, a northern mining community located about 760 kilometers north of Winnipeg. He worked 12 years for the provincial government. During that time he was a child welfare worker, a supervisor in child welfare, and coordinator of community mental health services. He practiced social work in Thompson as well as many remote and isolated communities throughout northern Manitoba. Glen took a leave to complete his MSW at University of British Columbia and graduated in 1990. He later taught for the University of Manitoba Social Work Access Program located in Thompson. In 1994 he joined the University of Northern British Columbia where he taught social work. He has served in various roles including Field Director, BSW Coordinator, MSW Coordinator, and Program Chair. Glen has continued to be involved in direct practice on a part-time basis. He works primarily in the area of mental health and employee assistance. He is a Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW) in the Province of British Columbia. In 2003 he received a PhD in Social Work from Memorial University. He was supervised by Dr. Ross Klein.