School of Social Work

The First Peoples and Social Work Class Featured Guest Lecturer Cindy Blackstock

The First Peoples and Social Work class featured guest lecturer Cindy Blackstock, who provided an indepth introduction into Canadian Aboriginal Child Welfare.  She also focused on Have a Heart day and I am a Witness advocacy ecampaigns at the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada.

Published on: 7 Feb 2017

Lucy Lach, Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and Associate Dean of Student Affairs has been named to the Board of Dans la rue, the iconic Montreal organization dedicated to helping homeless and at-risk youth.

Published on: 2 Feb 2017

The McGill University School of Social Work invites applications for a full‐time tenure‐track position with an expected start date on August 1st 2017. Appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but appointment at a higher rank is possible under exceptional circumstances. The successful candidates will have at least three years of direct practice experience with individuals, families or groups, the ability to maintain an active funded research agenda, and a commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching.

Published on: 25 Jan 2017

It is with great sadness that the School of Social Work announces the passing of Annette Werk on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at age 86. Annette was Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, McGill University for a span of over 35 years serving as the first ombudsman for Students at McGill University for which she was honored at the 25th Anniversary of the Office of the Ombudsman for Students in May 2012.

Published on: 19 Jan 2017

The Law Society of Upper Canada, Online, 24 Nov 2016
Cindy Blackstock awarded 2016 Law Society of Upper Canada Human Rights Honoree

Published on: 29 Nov 2016

Sheila Goldbloom, Associate Professor, School of Social Work McGill University from 1964-1992 was recently awarded the Prix Émerite 2016 by the OTSTCFQ in recognition of her contribution to the profession and longstanding commitment to community development. Member of the Professional Order since 1965, Professor Goldbloom has been a leading member of Montreal’s social work community. Her contribution to the field has been exemplary garnering her with numerous awards and honours; the Order of Canada in 1999 and an honorary Doctor of Laws , McGill University in 2011.

Published on: 17 Nov 2016

The Royal Society of Canada has recently announced 89 new fellows, including 2 Foreign Fellows, 2 Specially Elected Fellows and 2 Honorary Fellows. They have been elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. One of the 2 Honorary Fellows is Professor Cindy Blackstock, who joined McGill School of Social Work as of August 1st, 2016.

Published on: 9 Nov 2016


Professor Lucyna Lach’s research findings on parenting of children with neurodisabilities were recently quoted in an article written by Louise Kinross in The Walrus, an online forum for issues vital to Canadians.   

Published on: 3 Nov 2016

Since a young age, Kharoll-Ann Souffrant (BSW U3) has been shining a light on issues related to the prevention of sexual violence and sexual assault and to mental health. A young, engaged, inclusive feminist, she combines her life experiences and beliefs to change social perceptions and bring about changes in the management of mental health issues and matters of sexual assault.

In 2015, she went on stage at the Periscope Theatre in Québec to a TEDx Quebec talk on the mental health.

Congratulations Kharoll-Ann!

Published on: 3 Nov 2016


McGill School of Social Work Doctoral student Lise Milne has been selected as one of three finalists in the Talent Category of the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSHRC) Impact Awards.

Published on: 13 Oct 2016


Professor Michael Loft’s campaign to move the Hochelaga Rock to a place of prominence on McGill campus finally bears fruit.  The rock commemorating the Iroquois settlement that stood on the very land that McGill sits on today is now across from the statue of James McGill.  The move was celebrated on September 22nd  at a ceremony marking the relocation of the Hochelaga Rock and the launch of the Provost’s Taskforce on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education took place.


Published on: 28 Sep 2016


New analysis by a team of researchers from the Universities of Toronto and McGill shows that poverty is as a key factor explaining the disproportionate number of Black children entering child welfare care in Ontario.  

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Published on: 31 Aug 2016

The McGill French Language Centre is offering French language courses specifically designed for students registered in professional programs for health and social sciences with the aim of preparing them for professional practice in Quebec.

Classified as: students, 2016-2017, Health and Social Services
Published on: 22 Jul 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.

Published on: 23 Jun 2016