Opinion piece in the Toronto Star addressing Bill 21, secularism, and the holidays in Quebec.

Published on: 17 Dec 2021

My colleagues at McGill University are working on a project called: Young People, Well-being, and Connectedness in the Time of Distancing (funded by Quebec’s Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux (MSSS). They are currently recruiting youth participants (16-24 years old) from diverse communities and looking for support to spread the word!

Classified as: Youth, Young, cellphilm, Participatory Visual Methodology, participatory cultures lab
Published on: 10 Nov 2021

#we.are.socialwork is an initiative of the McGill School of Social Work that will serve to highlight the work and the people within our school community through podcasting and social media engagement.

We will chat about our profession, the social work programs offered at McGill, and showcase faculty, staff, and most especially students in our community.

Stay tuned for these important conversations!!

Published on: 8 Oct 2021

Professors Nicole Ives and Wanda Gabriel have been selected as the 2021 recipients of McGill’s Award for Equity and Community Building. Their pioneering work with Indigenous Access McGill, the Field Studies course, Indigenous initiatives at McGill, and most recently the BSW program to be delivered in Nunavik are some of the outstanding contributions that are being recognized by McGill for this award.

Published on: 20 May 2021

A recent CTV News article including input from M.Sc.(A) CFT alumni, Mylene Choquette, has been published discussing the need for TCF's to be integrated into the public network to curb domestic violence.

"The cohorts trained at McGill University, which offers the only master's program in marital and family therapy in Quebec, are only making up for the retirements" 

Read the full article:  https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/

Published on: 11 May 2021

The School of Social Work is delighted to congratulate Susan Mintzberg PhD Candidate, who was selected as the Graduate Student winner of the Principal's' Prize for Public Engagement for 2021. Since the onset of the pandemic Susan has been actively speaking out about myriad of social issues closely tied to her own doctoral work such as our continued failure to recognize families as experts in the health of their relatives, and the problematic results of top down decision making .

Published on: 14 Apr 2021

Susan Mintzberg, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Social Work, was interviewed on CBC radio The Current on April 1st, where she discussed the importance of taking mental health into consideration when policy decisions are made about protecting seniors (and others) during the pandemic.

This topic relates to her research which looks at the role of families in mental healthcare.

Published on: 1 Apr 2021

Monica Batac is a PhD candidate in the School of Social Work, a dedicated and inspiring leader whose initiative has had a direct and positive impact on undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff at McGill. More specifically, through her lived experience, she has envisioned new ways of building community for and with racialized students at the university. This has included a dynamic vision for creating the types of spaces that nourish and sustain racialized students on campus and across the larger Montreal community.

Published on: 31 Mar 2021

Congratulations to Katja Terxeira, social worker on the surgical unit at the Jewish general Hospital and recent MSW graduate for receiving the Caring Beyond Award. Katja was merited this award through the Jewish General Hospital for the compassionate efforts she made to help a patient nearing end of life plan a wedding at the hospital so he could fulfill his wish of marrying his life long partner before his death.

Published on: 8 Mar 2021

While many are calling for more flexible prevention focused approaches, youth protection workers in Quebec are grappling with dwindling resources and risk aversive systems that places them, and the children, families, and communities they serve in increasingly difficult positions. This pressing need for transformation has recently been tragically underscored by the death by suicide of two youth protection workers.

Published on: 26 Feb 2021

McGill Health and Social Services Career Fair

Date: March 31, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Open to:  Social Work, Nursing, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Speech Language, Kinesiology, Counselling Psychology, Dentistry

Registration: you will be required to register for the fair in order to book a 1:1 with an employer - coming soon

Published on: 22 Feb 2021

In the wake of the tragic suicides of two youth protection workers, Professors Collin-Vezina and Steve Geoffrion have published op-ed articles in La Presse and CTV News calling for more supports for child protection workers. Copies of the articles can be found here:

CTV News Article

Published on: 17 Feb 2021

Delphine Collin-Vézina has been awarded the Canadian Psychological Association Traumatic Stress Section Award for Excellence in Psychology. This award recognizes achievement within the science and practice of the psychology of traumatic stress.

Congratulations Delphine! It is a well-deserved recognition.

Published on: 16 Feb 2021

Cindy Blackstock named as one of the top 50 Canadians who are breaking ground, leading the debate, and shaping how we think and live, for her work as a relentless champion for Indigenous children's rights:

Maclean's article featuring Professor Blackstock  

Published on: 21 Jan 2021

In her on-going series of editorials, Susan Mintzberg has published two op-eds in La Press and on the CTV news website:

Published on: 20 Jan 2021


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