School of Social Work news
The School of Social Work is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Cindy Blackstock as Professor beginning August 1, 2016. A member of the Gitksan First Nation with 25 years of social work experience in child protection and indigenous children’s rights, Dr. Cindy Blackstock is currently Executive Director of First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada, Associate Professor & Director of FNCARES (First Nations Children’s Action Research and Education Service) at University of Alberta.
We are recruiting for two Ranked Assistant Professor positions, one in the area of Social Policy and Community Development and one in the area of Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups. While these are non-Tenure Track positions, they are eligible for an Indefinite Term appointment after six (6) years. For complete details, visit our website.
After nine years of service at McGill University, Michael Loft, Mohawk from Kahnawake, retired from his position as Academic Associate in the School of Social Work this past June. The focus of his work was raising awareness of Indigenous experiences, history and perspectives. Faculty, staff and students from across the University, including Provost and Vice Principal (Academic), Professor Christopher P. Manfredi and Hudson Meadwell, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, joined Michael to celebrate his retirement on June 16, 2016 at the Faculty Club.
Announcing the appointment of Delphine Collin-Vézina as the Nicolas Steinmetz and Gilles Julien Chair in Social Pediatrics
It is with extreme pleasure that we announce the appointment of Delphine Collin-Vézina as the inaugural holder of the Nicolas Steinmetz and Gilles Julien Chair in Social Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics. A faculty in the School of Social Work at McGill for the past 9 years, Delphine will now be spending half of her time in the Department of pediatrics teaching undergraduate and graduate trainees and conducting some of her research efforts at the hospital and in collaboration with the Dr. Julien Foundation in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
Congratulations to Mme Guylaine Ouimette , T.S.for being elected as the new president of the OTSTCFQ
Congratulations to Mme Guylaine Ouimette, T.S. for being elected as the new president of the OTSTCFQ Montréal, 21 juin 2016 - Les membres du Conseil d’administration de l’Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec (OTSTCFQ) ont élu à la présidence Mme Guylaine Ouimet travailleuse sociale, pour un mandat de deux ans.
Three in 10 children neglected by parents, Quebec study finds — though survey’s definition of neglect in dispute
THREE IN 10 CHILDREN NEGLECTED BY PARENTS, QUEBEC STUDY FINDS — THOUGH SURVEY’S DEFINITION OF NEGLECT IN DISPUTE Up to three in 10 children are neglected by their parents, concludes a surprising new Quebec study that raises questions about exactly what defines the “insidious” problem.
The Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services has released ”Because Young People Matter, a review of Ontario’s residential services for children and youth”. A three member expert panel -- Dr. Nico Trocmé, Director of the McGill School of Social Work, Dr.
The Selfie in Solidarity challenge started as a class project for Dr. Shadi Martin's Anti-Oppressive Practice Course at McGill school of Social Work. The students were asked to take action to effect personal and social change on a social justice issue. With the use of social media, the students started an international campaign to raise awareness about child marriages around the world.
Mr. Mike Loft, Academic Associate at the McGill School of Social Work and member of the Mohawk community at Kahnawake, arguing for greater recognition of First Nations at a McGill panel discussion to explore the academy’s role in learning from the past and responding to the TRC’s recommendations for the future. See poster details.
On March 9th, 2016, the McGill School of Social Work welcomed nine high school students from the English Montreal School Board as part of their Career Exploration Program. The students had the opportunity to visit the Wilson Hall building and attend the course Intro to Practicum (SWRK 222), given by Karen Hetherington and Shadi Martin.
CONGRATULATIONS! Lorraine Derocher has won the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) February Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles contest for her book entitled « Intervenir auprès de sectes religieuses en protection de la jeunesse - Un défi . FÉLICITATIONS!
The passing of Victor Goldbloom,Distinguished McGill Alumnus It is with great saddness to announce the passing of Victor Goldbloom, Distinguished McGill Alumnus. See McGill Reporter for full details.