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Dr. Cindy Blackstock joins the School of Social Work as Professor beginning August 1, 2016

  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.

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Published on : 23 Jun 2016

Recruiting two Ranked Assistant Professor positions at the School of Social Work

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.

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Published on : 23 Jun 2016

 Michael Loft Retires after nine years of service at McGill University

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.

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Published on : 23 Jun 2016

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.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2016

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.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2016

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.

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Published on : 26 May 2016

“Report calls for better oversight of residential services for young people in Ontario”

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.

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Published on : 25 May 2016

Congratulations to Vandna Sinha for being appointed a William Dawson Scholar

Congratulations to Vandna Sinha for being appointed a William Dawson Scholar

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Published on : 11 May 2016

Hear the Wedding Bells Ring: The Dark Side of Child Marriages

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.

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Published on : 14 Apr 2016

SWRK 445 to First Peoples and Social Work

SWRK 445 to First Peoples and Social Work

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Published on : 07 Apr 2016

Leah Woolner, Top 25 finalists in SSHRC's 2016 Storytellers challenge.

Congratulations to Leah Woolner, Top 25 finalists in SSHRC's 2016 Storytellers challenge.

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Published on : 07 Apr 2016

Truth and Reconciliation: challenges facing the university

  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.  

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Published on : 05 Apr 2016

High School Students Visit the McGill School of Social Work

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.  

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Published on : 16 Mar 2016

Congratulations to Lorraine Derocher, FRQSC winner

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!

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Published on : 07 Mar 2016

The passing of Victor Goldbloom, Distinguished McGill Alumnus

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.

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Published on : 26 Feb 2016