Susan McGrath, C.M. is Professor at the School of Social Work, York University where she also served as Director of the Centre for Refugee Studies from 2004-2012. Professor McGrath has extensive experience in the non-profit sector, including serving as President of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration and Chair of the Board of the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture. Professor McGrath is currently leading three major international research initiatives, all funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, including a global network of refugee researchers and practitioners, a collaborative social work project in post-genocide Rwanda, and a ‘big data’ initiative studying forced displacement in Iraq. In 2014, Professor McGrath was invested into the Order of Canada in recognition of her outstanding achievement in research and policy on refugee rights and for fostering collaboration amongst scholars in her field.