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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

SWRK 445 to First Peoples and Social Work

SWRK 445 to First Peoples and Social Work

Indigenous Access McGill (IAM) was instrumental in transitioning a complementary social work course on Indigenous issues into a required course for the BSW program for all new students starting in the 2016-2017 academic year....

Published: 7 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.

Published: 7 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.  

Published: 16 Mar 2016

Congratulations to Lorraine Derocher, FRQSC winner


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 .


Published: 7 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.

Published: 26 Feb 2016

Treating Genocidal Traumas

Treating Genocidal Traumas

With the recent civil unrest in Syria and the number of displaced people seeking refuge is large. Myra Giberovitch, a genocidal trauma specialist shares tips and methods to assist refugees put down roots and highlight their resilience.

See Breakfast Television video

Published: 26 Feb 2016

The passing of Glenn Drover, Former Faculty Member

In Loving Memory of Glenn Drover, written by Sarah Loten, Glenn's daughter.

Published: 8 Jan 2016

Congratulations to the First Graduating Cohort of the M.Sc.(A) Couple and Family Therapy Program

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.

Published: 18 Nov 2015

Congratulations to Myriam Denov being named a Member of the College of New Scholars

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.

Published: 17 Nov 2015

Myra Giberovitch - Surviving a genocide trauma - Global TV

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

See TEDxMontreal YouTube video.

Published: 17 Nov 2015

Social Gerontology at the School - New Journal Club

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....

Published: 13 Nov 2015

 Dr. Bree Akesson - Winner of the Distinguished Dissertation Award

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.

Published: 27 Oct 2015

Heading to the Parliament – Congratulations to Brenda Shanahan, BSW’07

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.

Published: 22 Oct 2015