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“Negative images of parenting disabled children are not helpful”


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: 3 Nov 2016

Congratulations to Kharoll-Ann Souffrant recipient of The Women of Distinction Award in the Young Women of Distinction category.

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.

Published: 3 Nov 2016

Lise Milne shortlisted for SSHRC Impact Awards


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: 13 Oct 2016

Ethno-racial Categories and Child Welfare Decisions: Exploring the Relationship with Poverty


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: 31 Aug 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.

Published: 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....

Published: 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 th...

Published: 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.

Published: 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.

Published: 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....

Published: 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

Professor Sinha has been awarded a five-year (renewable) William Dawson Scholarship in recognition of her outstanding contributions to research on understanding the ways that social policy shapes community-based approaches to supporting vulnerable children and their families....

Published: 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.

Published: 14 Apr 2016