Professors Nicole Ives & Wanda Gabriel, 2021 Recipients of McGill's Award for Equity & Community Building
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.
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"
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
Date: March 31, 2021Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pmLocation: Virtual
Open to: Social Work, Nursing, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Speech Language, Kinesiology, Counselling Psychology, Dentistry
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
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.
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
In her on-going series of editorials, Susan Mintzberg has published two op-eds in La Press and on the CTV news website:
~Social Work Students Sierra Aggett & Jason Spiegler:
Humanity is experiencing a unique moment in history, with serious effects for individuals, families and societies. The time ahead will be of major importance to understand better what has been happening to us during the unexpected events following the COVID-19 outbreak. Previous studies have shown that pandemics have adverse effects on peoples’ living situation and well-being.
Students of the McGill School of Social Work with access to an iPhone are invited to participate in a research study on increasing resilience to stress. Participants will engage in daily activities to increase healthy stress management skills via an iOS phone application (the JoyPop app). Participation is compensated up to $50 for the full study. This research aims to benefit social work service providers directly, as well as service users, particularly vulnerable youth.