School of Social Work

Professor Myriam Denov, a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair and a Trudeau Fellow, has been awarded the 2018 McGill Faculty of Arts Award for Distinction in Research. 

This award recognizes Professor Denov’s outstanding leadership and accomplishments in research, her productivity as a scholar (including 9 books and edited collections, and over 90 articles and chapters), her stellar international reputation, and her research contributions to improving the living conditions of war-affected children around the world.  


Published on: 13 Apr 2018

Sue Harrison is now the person in charge of the French courses for McGill HSS students at McGill French Language Centre (FLC) replacing Hélène Riel-Salvatore, who recently retired from her position. Previously, Sue was part of the  winning team behind Dialogue McGill’s Self Study Workbooks.

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Published on: 9 Feb 2018

Many people have been faced with critical decisions for family and friends who are at the end of their lives. This can stress and burden family members trying to navigate the social and health care systems even as they face impending loss and grief.

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Published on: 31 Jan 2018

Congratulations to McGill Social Work Professor Cindy Blackstock on her newly published book entitled “Spirit Bear and Children Make History”.  

Published on: 12 Dec 2017

The Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF) was bequeathed a generous donation from Mr. Manuel Batshaw, a Canadian social worker who is best known for being the founder of Batshaw Youth and Family Centres (now part of the CIUSSS Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal). Using this donation, the CRCF has created the Aging Out of Care Scholarship in recognition of Mr. Batshaw’s life’s work and his specific interest in assisting children aging out of care.

Published on: 29 Nov 2017

Professor Blackstock examines how structural racism and discrimination against first nations children persists in Canada. She points out that “we can achieve incremental change through the legal system, but meaningful reform requires Canadians to stop looking away.”

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Published on: 22 Nov 2017

NEW BOOK by Professor Myriam Denov: Children Affected by Armed Conflict: Theory, Method, and Practice

Published on: 16 Nov 2017

McGill Social Work Professor Sarilee Kahn in collaboration with Edward J. Alessi from Rutgers Social Work has recently presented a Framework for Clinical Practice with Sexual & Gender Minority Asylum Seekers (SGMAS). The framework is informed by research on complex trauma, minority stress, acculturation/integration, and resilience.

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Published on: 16 Nov 2017


McGill Social Work Professor Nico Trocmé discusses with the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies why identifying and treating child neglect can be so challenging and emphasizes that child neglect is really a collective failure as opposed to a family failure.

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Published on: 16 Nov 2017

McGill social work Professor Delphine Collin-Vezina in collaboration with Professor Ben Mathews from Queensland University of Technology has just published a paper proposing a new conceptual model for defining child sexual abuse.

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Published on: 14 Nov 2017

McGill Social Work students and faculty took part in the November 12th demonstration against hate and racism in response to Bill 62, Quebec government’s religious neutrality law, which forces veiled women to show their faces to receive public services. (see

Published on: 14 Nov 2017

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced the induction of 89 new Fellows, nine of whom are McGill researchers and scholars. The new group of Fellows will be formally inducted into the RSC on November 24, in Winnipeg.

Published on: 8 Sep 2017

In partnership with the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission , a team of researchers at the Centre of Research on Children and Families, including doctoral student Mireille De La Sablonnière-Griffin and Professor Vandna Sinha, have released a groundbreaking report on the trajectory of services offered to First Nations youth and compare it to the rest of the Quebec population.

Published on: 11 Jul 2017

Former fellow Amal Elsana Alhjooj, renowned in Israel for her activism on behalf of Bedouin Arab women, is now the Executive Director at the International Community Action Network McGill in Montreal. She has recently been chosen to be part of the Einstein Legacy Project, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. This project will feature the world’s first 3D-printed book entitled “Genius: 100 Visions of the Future”.  Amal joins an illustrious group of some of the most prominent people in the world to present her vision.

Published on: 11 Jul 2017