School of Social Work news
On behalf of Dr. Sharon Bond, Program Director, and the entire M.Sc.(A) Couple and Family Therapy team, we would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Ainsley Jenicek, Alexa Leon, Johanna Petkau, and Anouk Huizink on being the first cohort to complete the M.Sc.(A) CFT program. This is a very special occasion as McGill is the first university to offer a Master’s degree in Couple & Family Therapy in Quebec - the first province to formally recognize the Profession of Couple & Family Therapy.
The Royal Society of Canada has announced 48 new members to The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists today, including six McGill scholars. One of the new members include McGill’s Myriam Denov, School of Social Work.
Surviving a genocide Trauma On Monday, November 9: Genocide Trauma expert, Myra Giberovitch, talks about Holocaust Survivors’ contributions to society and the positive lessons they teach about recovery from genocidal trauma. Watch Surviving a genocide Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca.
The Centre for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology (CREGÉS) satellite office is a space where students interested in aging issues can network, provide mutual support and share their research interests and practice experiences. The satellite office works in collaboration with the main principles of CREGÉS, the Center for research and expertise in social gerontology at the Cavendish University affiliated Health and social service centre.
This year’s Distinguished Dissertation Award winner (Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) has spent much of her academic career studying its impact on children and their families. Dr. Bree Akesson received her PhD in social work from McGill University. She is now an assistant professor at Wilfrid Laurier University specializing in international child protection and the psychosocial effects of war and disaster on young families.
Heading to the Parliament Congratulations to Brenda Shanahan, BSW’07 The School of Social Work wishes to extend our congratulations to Brenda Shanahan, BSW’07 who was elected as the Liberal Leader for Chateauguay-Lacolle in the 2015 Canadian federal election. See article in McGill Reporter. For Brenda Shanahan's background, click here.
Professor Nico Trocmé is one of three panelists named by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services to conduct a review of the province’s foster care, group care and treatment facilities for the 17,000 children and youth placed through the child welfare, mental health and youth justice systems. For the full news release, please refer to the Government of Ontario News site.
McGill's School of Social Work welcomes Derrolton James, B.A., MSW, OTSTCFQ as the new Director and Supervisor of the McGill Domestic Violence Clinic (MDVC)
On behalf of the McGill School of Social Work, we would like to welcome Derrolton James, B.A., MSW, OTSTCFQ as the new Director and Supervisor of the McGill Domestic Violence Clinic (MDVC) located on the 4th floor of Wilson Hall.
LEAVING IT ALL BEHIND ON A FAMILY SABBATICAL Taking a sabbatical is one strategy for families to spend quality time together and reconnect, says Sharon Bond, an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at McGill University. See The Gazette
“Reorganizing health and social services in Québec in the name of austerity: Too much, too fast and too centralized?”
April 2015: Faculty and students at the Centre of Research on Children and Families have prepared a discussion paper on impact of austerity measures and service reorganization: 2015 Quebec Social Services Merger. For more information see News & Events.
Without denial, delay or disruption: Ensuring First Nations children’s access to equitable services through Jordan’s Principle
A new report released today, Without denial, delay or disruption: Ensuring First Nations children’s access to equitable services through Jordan’s Principle, highlights the ongoing inequity faced by First Nations children in Canada who need health and social services.
Le "Québec économique 2011" se penche sur le système de santé et ses multiples enjeux. En raison de l'importance de son finacement public, le secteur de la santé est un élément central de l'économie québecoise et de ses finances publiques. Il est une composante importante de la soutenabilité budgétaire à long terme, tout comme il constitue un déterminant incontournable de la croissance économique.
Please note that the sidewalk in front of Wilson Hall (3506 University St.) has been cordoned off and the University St. exit/entrance to the building has been closed for the next few days. A stucco/cement coating on an upper portion of the building's facade is old, brittle and becoming unstable. The University will have a contractor on site to remove this material before the end of the week. The
The Gazette: Quebec's health-care system has enough money; but it needs to reorganize its funding to reward innovation and efficiency
(Op-Ed by Wendy Thomson, Director of McGill School of Social Work): "With its announcement of what will ultimately be a $200-per-adult health tax and its plan to introduce user fees, the Quebec budget brought the financing of our health-care system roaring back onto the public agenda…"