Rida Abboud Consulting
Research / Evaluation / Strategy
I've worked as a Strategy Lead, Researcher and Evaluator, Sessional Instructor, Community Investment Specialist, and Community Development Worker. I have experience working as a consultant on a variety of projects that required a diverse set of skills and practical wisdom.
I am a committed life-long learner and constantly seek opportunities to enhance my current levels of knowledge and skills. I am a member of the Canadian Evaluation Association and invest in on-going training. I have also taken two Innoweave (www.innoweave.ca) workshop trainings in Development Evaluation and Collective Impact and am listed as one of their coaches.
I have been described as a professional who is reflective, committed, works with integrity, value-driven and passionate. I feel most comfortable working in environments where I can think "outside of the box".
PhD in Social Work
University of Toronto
2007 - 2012
I completed my PhD in Social Work with a qualitative dissertation on the experiences of "low-skilled" Temporary Foreign Workers in Southern Alberta. During this program, I taught as a sessional instructor, assisted several faculty members in their own research projects and received an RBC Fellowship and Ontario Graduate Scholarship. I have since published from my dissertation and other journal articles.
Masters in Social Work
2000 - 2002
I completed an MSW with a specialization in Communities, Organizations, Management and Policy.