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Katka Hrncic-Lipovic

Katka Hrncic-Lipovic (she/her)
Field Learning Specialist
Office: 229, 167 Ferry St.
Windsor, ON N9A 0C5
Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 3082

Scholarly/Professional Practice Interests

  • Field education curriculum and program design/evaluation
  • Field instructor and student support/mentorship
  • Community mobilization
  • Gerontology: capacity assessments, resident rights in residential settings, intimate expression and sexuality of older adults, policy and advocacy

Educational Background

MSW, University of Windsor - 2007
B.A. Psychology, University of Windsor - 2004


KATKA HRNCIC-LIPOVIC, MSW, RSW is a Field Learning Specialist in the School of Social Work, University of Windsor. Her primary responsibilities include negotiation of field placements, referral of undergraduate and graduate students to field sites, confirmation of placements, site visits and monitoring of students’ performance in the field.

Ms. Hrncic-Lipovic’s professional practice and research interests are in the area of gerontology-direct practice, policy analysis and advocacy. In 2010, Ms. Hrncic-Lipovic co-founded the Social Workers in Gerontology Network of Windsor Essex County whose purpose is to provide peer to peer support, professional networking, mentorship to social work students, continuing education opportunities and advocacy.

Ms. Hrncic-Lipovic has been a Sessional Instructor for the School of Social Work and the Centre for Executive and Professional Education and has taught in the areas of field education, diversity and inclusiveness, Canadian social welfare, and policy.  On a community level, Ms. Hrncic-Lipovic has presented on the topics of professional self-care, sexual expression and intimacy in long term care settings and resident rights.

Ms. Hrncic-Lipovic has been involved in several faculty-led research projects within the School of Social Work as a research associate, focus group facilitator, key informant interviewer and project coordinator.

Professional Membership

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (2007-present)

Recent Publications

Book Chapters

Angell, G.B. & Hrncic-Lipovic, K. (2008).  Canada's Unique Psychosocial Realities.  In J.C. Turner & F. J. Turner (Eds.), Canadian Social Welfare.  Toronto, ON:  Pearson Education.


Kvarfordt, C., Hrncic-Lipovic, K., & Malian, J. (2009).  Newcomers and Mental Health Services:  What are the Barriers and How Can We Help?  Principal Investigator:  Connie Kvarfordt, PhD, RSW

Hrncic-Lipovic, K. (2008).  A Review of Best Practice Models of Support for Children and Parents of Divorce [Family Service Windsor-Essex County]

Medcalf, M., Park, W., Hrncic-Lipovic, K., & Welniak, N. (2008).  Responding to Hate Crimes:  A Community-University Partnership to Assist Victims of Hate Crimes in Windsor-Essex County
Principal Investigators:  Mary Medcalf, MSW & Wansoo Park, PhD, RSW
Medcalf, M., Angell, G.B., Davidson, K., & Hrncic-Lipovic, K. (2007).  Teen Health Centre Morning Glory Moments Program Evaluation
Principal Investigators:  Mary Medcalf, MSW & G. Brent Angell, PhD, RSW

Peer-Reviewed Publications

McMurphy, S., Weaver, R., Hrncic-Lipovic, K., & Habibov, N. (2013). Cultivating social capital through summer employment programs: Perspectives from youth participants. Critical Social Work, 14(2).