Rachelle Hole, PhD

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Rachelle Hole


PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies, UBC

Academic appointment

Co-Director, Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship; Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia Okanagan


Dr. Hole’s research and teaching areas are in critical disability studies and qualitative inquiry, within a research program informed by two complementary streams: 1) a focus on the socio-cultural practices that promote social inclusion and equity, and 2) an overarching focus on community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods. With respect to the first stream, a specific focus of her research is in the community living sector working to promote and advance the inclusion of individuals with intellectual disabilities in community. Dr. Hole has also worked for over 20 years in a variety of capacities with deaf individuals and their families including a position as a community mental health worker for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind Well-Being Program.

What I do when I'm not working

I spend time on the weekends scent training with my dog Reva, and I’m also an avid cook.



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Faculty of Health and Social Development
ART360 - 1147 Research Road
Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7
UBC Okanagan