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Congratulations to Professor Michael J. MacKenzie, newly appointed Professor

The McGill University School of Social Work is pleased to announce that Prof. Michael MacKenzie will be joining the faculty as Professor of Social Work as of July 1st 2018

Published: 21 Jun 2018

Relationships Matter for Youth 'Aging Out' of Care Project Video and Photo E-Book

Child welfare legislation in Canada requires youth in long-term government care to transition to adulthood and become self-sufficient at the age of majority - a phenomenon termed as 'aging out' of care. Due to this cut-off of services, youth exiting care tend to have limited support networks, and most of their connections during their time in care are formal, paid for and have an expiry date.

Published: 14 Jun 2018

Opinion: Waiting, with a broken bone, in a broken Quebec health system

Let's have some compassion for Emergency Room patients held hostage for hours, afraid to venture anywhere for fear of missing their turn.  Susan Mintzberg, Special to Montreal Gazette

Published: 30 May 2018

Professor Myriam Denov awarded the Faculty of Arts Award for Distinction in Research

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. 

Published: 13 Apr 2018

Sue Harrison in charge of French courses for McGill HSS students

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.

Published: 9 Feb 2018

Kaasalainen and Sussman: Let's discuss end-of-life issues – now

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.

To read the full story, click here.

Published: 31 Jan 2018

NEW BOOK by Professor Cindy Blackstock: Spirit Bear and Children Make History

Congratulations to McGill Social Work Professor Cindy Blackstock on her newly published book entitled “Spirit Bear and Children Make History”....
Published: 12 Dec 2017

CRCF Aging Out of Care Scholarship

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: 29 Nov 2017

Professor Cindy Blackstock discusses ending discrimination against first nations children in the recently published book: Canada at 150 – Building a Free and Democratic Society.”

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.”

Published: 22 Nov 2017

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

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

Published: 16 Nov 2017

A Framework for Clinical Practice With Sexual and Gender Minority Asylum Seekers

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.

Published: 16 Nov 2017

Nico Trocmé of McGill University discusses why identifying and treating child neglect can be so challenging


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.

For details, please read here.

Published: 16 Nov 2017

Child Sexual Abuse: Toward a Conceptual Model and Definition

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.

For more information,  please see Journal


Published: 14 Nov 2017

Thousands march in family-friendly anti-racism protest

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....

Published: 14 Nov 2017