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Biweekly Student Bulletin

In order to improve communications and reduce the high volume of emails, the School of Social Work is introducing a new student bulletin which will include ALL communications between students and faculty.  Depending on the volume of items, it will be produced every 2 weeks.   

6th Edition, April 11, 2014

5th Edition, March 28, 2014

4th Edition, March 14, 2014

3rd Edition, March 5, 2014

2nd Edition, February 14, 2014

1st Edition, January 24, 2014


McGill Hosts the Colloque interuniversitaire de travail social 2014

McGill University hosted the 7th edition of this symposium from March 28th to March 30th. This was the first time that it was a bilingual symposium. The organizing committee included the following members: Catherine Roy,

Katrina St-Amand and Virginie Yeba Gbongo.  The students who attended the symposium came from Université de Montréal (U de M), Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Université Laval, Université de Sherbrooke, Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) and McGill University.

For more detailed information, click here.


Opinion: Canada should be doing more to fight income inequality by Rick Goldman

 "Are the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer in Canada?"

  For the full story, see Montreal Gazette

  For version with links to information sources, see Rabble.ca

  For Rick Goldman's profile, see Lecturers




Congratulations to Adjunct Professor, Myra Giberovitch on the launch of her book, Recovering from Genocidal Trauma: An Information and Practice Guide for Working with Holocaust Survivors (University of Toronto Press)

On February 19, 2014 the School of Social Work proudly hosted a book launch for Myra Giberovitch. Myra began her career at the School where she formulated her ideas and built  the foundation for her life’s work with Holocaust survivors in the Montreal community. She initiated the first community-based social service program for survivors in Canada and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in this area. 

Myra Giberovitch has been lecturing in the School of Social Work for more than 20 years and currently teaches the course on Social Work Practice with Older Adults. To view Myra's profile, please see http://www.mcgill.ca/socialwork/faculty/lecturers

  • For information on the book launch presenters, click here.
  • For a picture of student attendees, click here.
  • To view the Four Burning Questions, see McGill Reporter

Recommended Students by Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies to the funding agency for further consideration.

The following students’ applications have been recommended by Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies to the funding agency for further consideration at the National level.   Final results will be announced in spring 2014.

For students' names and pictures, click here.


The 4th Health and Wellbeing in Children Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference Life Transitions.

The Conference will be held from October 22 – 24, 2014 at The Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites Vancouver, BC .

This conference will provide educational and informative updates on psychiatric, behavioural and complex health components specific to individuals with DD, and showcase best practices in the field. The conference will focus on life transitions across the lifespan and health and mental health challenges associated with school transition, entering adult life and aging. This conference will engage health care providers and educators from a wide range of professional disciplines in knowledge transfer and interprofessional collaboration in order to maximize health and wellbeing so as to minimize disability and improve quality of life. The format will include plenaries, breakout sessions and poster sessions.

For more information see the Social Development Research Group, or visit the conference website at http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/HealthandWellbeing2014.

Treatment of Black Families within a North American Family Therapy Conference

The conference will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Institute of Community & Family Psychiatry (Amphitheatre), 4333 Cote Ste-Catherine, Montreal (Quebec).
For more information, please Boyd_Franklin_Conference.
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