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Maria Cheung




Dr. Maria Cheung is Professor and Associate Dean at the Faculty of Social Work whose research focuses on human rights and spiritual minorities in China. During her tenure of over twenty years, she has received multi-million grants from research funding agencies such as the former Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), SSHRC, and the International Association of Social Work Education to conduct research in women’s rights in China, and immigrants and refugees. Her recent research topics are on the psychological impacts of torture and CIDT, and human rights education.


Cheung, Maria. 2022. “Genocide Prevention: A Forgotten Obligation in Social Work?” In Critical Social Work Praxis, edited by Sobia Shaheen Shaikh, Brenda A. LeFrançois, and Teresa Macías. Winnipeg, MB: Fernwood Publishing.,

Cheung, Maria. 2019. “Canada Must End Complicity in China’s Brutal Organ Trafficking Regime.” The Conversation, June 12, 2019. https://theconversation.com/canada-must-end-complicity-in-chinas-brutal-organ-trafficking-regime-118331.,

Cheung, Maria, University of Manitoba, Torsten Trey, Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, David Matas, University of Manitoba, Richard An, and EME Professional Corp Legal Services. 2018. “Cold Genocide: Falun Gong in China.” Genocide Studies and Prevention 12 (1): 38–62.

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