THE City Polytechnic has announced the appointment of a professor to the Department of Applied Social Studies. Professor Glenn Drover, currently a professor in the School of Social Work at the University of British Columbia, will join the Polytechnic in May, 1994. Professor Drover obtained his BA from the University of Toronto in 1958 and Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University in 1965. In 1973, he received his PhD from London School of Economics. Highly regarded as an academic and a practising professional in social work, Professor Drover's main research interests are in theory of social welfare and welfare determinants as well as social policy implications of free trade and social housing. Professor Drover has both academic and professional experience in the field of social work. He was the director of the School of Social Work at the University of Carleton form 1978-81. In 1981, he was appointed the executive co-ordinator of Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services. Two years later, he became the director of the School of Social Work at University of British Columbia and was conferred professor in 1990. Professor Drover has published over 40 articles in professional journals and contributed some 30 conference papers. Professor Cheng Yiu-chung, the director of City Polytechnic, said: ''We are very pleased to secure the services of a distinguished academic such as Professor Drover. His academic and professional experience in the field of social work will add to the excellence in teaching and research at City Polytechnic''.