Glen Schmidt 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, he worked for 12 years in Thompson, a northern mining community located about 760 kilometers north of Winnipeg. During that time he was a child welfare worker, a supervisor in child welfare, and coordinator of community mental health services. In 1990, Glen graduated with a MSW from University of British Columbia, after which he taught for the University of Manitoba Social Work Access Program located in Thompson. In 1994 he joined the University of Northern British Columbia. 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.
Books by Glen Schmidt
- edited by Glen Schmidt and Jeanette Turpin