School of Social Work

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

Spirit Bear is not a household name, but he has become the symbol of Jordan's Principle, a child's-first principle meant to ensure that First Nation children receive the health care they need without delays.

He is a small teddy bear who can often be seen posing alongside children's advocate Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

Spirit Bear will be no doubt posing for a few more photographs on Wednesday as part of Bear Witness Day, a social media campaign created by the society.

Published on: 11 Jul 2017

With an estimated 1.4 million Syrian refugees, Jordan lies at the forefront of the refugee crisis. Many of those fleeing civil war in their homeland have made their way to Jordan’s capital, Amman; once there, many have been assisted by Al Waqa, an International Community Action Network (ICAN) centre established in east Amman in 2011 by Talal Qdah, MSW’02, a graduate of McGill’s internationally renowned ICAN program.

Published on: 5 Jul 2017

The death rates were 25 per cent per year rising to close to 50 per cent over three years. Dr. Bryce said the deaths could be prevented if Ottawa provided equitable health care to “Indians” and implemented other reforms, such as improving ventilation and decreasing over-crowding at schools.

The Government of Canada refused to spend the money and public outrage was not sufficient to force Ottawa into action.

Bryce called Canada’s conduct “a national crime.

Published on: 14 Jun 2017

The Broadbent Institute, Canada’s leading progressive, independent organization championing change through the promotion of democracy, equality and sustainability, has honoured McGill faculty member, Professor Cindy Blackstock who was named winner of the 2017 Jack Layton Progress Prize.

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Published on: 19 Apr 2017

For most people, the end of a war offers relief, hope, and an end to violence. This may not be the case for children born of wartime rape, however, who often endure continued brutality in the post-war period.

That finding emerges from a new study of children born to mothers who were abducted, held captive, and sexually violated by members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group led by Joseph Kony during the civil war in northern Uganda from 1986 to 2007.

Classified as: children, Myriam Denov, Uganda, peace, war, wartime rape, marginalization
Published on: 11 Apr 2017

Heather MacIntosh's award reflects her outstanding teaching in the Masters in Couple and Family Therapy, and in particular her integration of drama students from the department of English who play simulated couples and families. These simulations allow CFT students the opportunity to experience the full range of the treatment process from alliance building and assessment to intervention and termination. 

Published on: 30 Mar 2017

Heather’s award reflects her outstanding teaching in the Masters in Couple and Family Therapy, and in particular her integration of drama students from the department of English who play simulated couples and families.

Published on: 30 Mar 2017

See what Melanie Doucet, a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholar, a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow, a doctoral candidate at McGill University’s School of Social Work, and a former youth in care had to say in the article published in “Policy Options” on March 9, 2017.

Published on: 10 Mar 2017


All lectures will be held @ 1:00-2:00 pm (#326 or #118, TBC) Appointments with candidates possible @ noon-1 pm or 3:30 – 5 pm (TBC) RSVP to Yong Hong @ yong [dot] feng [at] mcgill [dot] ca for attendance & appointments.

The School of Social Work is currently recruiting one (1) tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Practice with Individuals, Families & Groups.

Published on: 9 Mar 2017

Ms. Wanda Gabriel is a citizen of Kanehsatake (Oka) Kanieke’ha:ke nation.  She holds an MSW degree from McGill University.  Additionally Ms. Gabriel is a national trainer & facilitator guided by traditional teachings, social work theories and experiential techniques to facilitate family and community healing.  She has 26 years of experience in the social and healing field with a commitment and passion to change which was fired by her own ongoing healing journey. 

Published on: 24 Feb 2017

The School of Social Work hosted the first official event with new faculty member Dr. Cindy Blackstock on Thursday, January 19, 2017. McGill University screened the NFB and one of Canada's most distinguished filmmaker’s film: Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin’s most recent film We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice.

Published on: 17 Feb 2017

McGill Social Work Community in Action: in response to the tragic event in Quebec City on January 29, 2017:

Tuesday, January 31:

Published on: 16 Feb 2017