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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.

Published: 20 May 2021

M.Sc.(A) CFT Program and the Importance of Marriage and Family Therapists

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" 

Published: 11 May 2021

Congratulations to Susan Mintzberg Winner of the Principal's Prize for Public Engagement

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: 14 Apr 2021

PhD Candidate Susan Mintzberg on CBC radio The Current

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: 1 Apr 2021

PhD Candidate Monica Batac Awarded Scarlet Key

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.

Published: 31 Mar 2021

MSW Graduate Katja Terxeira Receives the Caring Beyond Award

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: 8 Mar 2021

Supporting youth protection workers to support families

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: 26 Feb 2021

McGill Health and Social Services Career Fair

McGill Health and Social Services Career Fair

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

Published: 22 Feb 2021

Protecting child welfare workers from compassion fatigue

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: 17 Feb 2021

CPA Traumatic Stress Section Award for Excellence for Professor Delphine Collin-Vézina

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: 16 Feb 2021

Professor Cindy Blackstock in Maclean’s top 50 “power list”

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: 21 Jan 2021

PhD Student Susan Mintzberg on Schools and Curfew

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

Published: 20 Jan 2021

Project Connection Donates 15 Tablets to Help Keep Older Adults Connected

~Social Work Students Sierra Aggett & Jason Spiegler:

Published: 20 Jan 2021

The COVID-19 Pandemic and its Affects: Online Survey

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.

Published: 9 Dec 2020

The JoyPop App Study

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.

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Published: 9 Dec 2020

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