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Lillian Iannone: Honourary Social Worker

Lillian was recently recognized for her dedication and exceptional work as the recipient of the Arts Award of Excellence for Administrative and Support Staff.  Lillian Iannone has been a member of the McGill community and School of Social Work for 45 years. At the age of 17, straight out of high school, Lillian interviewed for a position at the School and has been there ever since. She is currently the Administrative & Student Affairs Coordinator. 

Published: 14 Feb 2020

It is with deep sadness that The McGill School of Social Work announces the passing of Darrell Johnson

Darrell Roy Johnson, 59, of Montréal died on February 9, 2020 at the Cornwall Hospice in Cornwall, Ontario. He spent his final days surrounded by family members and friends as well as many caring doctors, nurses, and personal support workers. He struggled valiantly following his brain tumour diagnosis in November 2018, always retaining his characteristic sense of humour and hope, but eventually succumbed to complications from the condition.

Published: 12 Feb 2020

PhD candidate Melanie Doucet presents at the Special Commission

PhD candidate Melanie Doucet presented compelling testimony about the experiences and needs of young people leaving out of home care to the Special Commission on the Rights of the Child and Youth Protection.  

See Montreal Gazette for full report.

Published: 21 Jan 2020

Professor Trocmé at the Special Commission on Children's Rights and Youth Protection

On December 10th, Professor Trocmé presented child protection research and recommendations to the Special Commission on Children's Rights and Youth Protection. He argued for a more flexible approach in collaboration with professionals and community agencies with better access to specialized services.

Published: 17 Dec 2019

Professor Boatswain-Kyte on the overrepresentation of Black children in the protection system to the Special Commission on Children's Rights and Youth Protection

Professor Alicia Boatswain-Kyte and colleagues submitted a report on the overrepresentation of Black children in the protection system to the Special Commission on Children's Rights and Youth Protection.

For further details, click here.

Published: 17 Dec 2019

Death of Fleurette Osborne, community activist and founding President of the Black Women of Canada

Fleurette Osborne, MSW McGill, died in Hamilton, Ontario on November 23, at the age of 92. Her body is currently in the care of Kane Fetterly funeral home. Important documents are missing. Fleurette was a community activist and founding member and President of the Black Women of Canada.

For further details, click here.

Published: 17 Dec 2019

School of Social Work lecturer Corrie Sirota-Frankel gives a Tedx Talk on bereavement and loss

School of Social Work lecturer Corrie Sirota-Frankel gives a Tedx Talk on bereavement and loss

View it here: https://youtu.be/PQ27tYEb74Y

Published: 4 Dec 2019

Delphine Collin-Vézina, Director of the CRCF, presented to the Special Commission on Children's Rights and Youth Protection

Delphine Collin-Vézina, Director of the CRCF, presented to the Special Commission on Children's Rights and Youth Protection.

Read the highlights of her presentation in The Gazette.

Published: 6 Nov 2019

In Celebration of Dr. Sydney Duder

After 45 years of teaching, Dr. Sydney Duder is set to retire at the age of 98. Arts Student Ambassador Sophie Brzozowski chatted with Sydney about her time at McGill, and what she looks forward to post-retirement.

See full article here.

Published: 5 Nov 2019

"To die well, we must talk about death and end-of-life care sooner" by Tamara Sussman

"To die well, we must talk about death and end-of-life care sooner". Tamara Sussman publishes an opinion piece on her research for TheConversation

See article for further details:

 

Published: 30 Oct 2019

Tamara Sussman publishes an opinion piece on her research for TheConversation

Link to further details:

http://theconversation.com/to-die-well-we-must-talk-about-death-and-end-of-life-care-sooner-124256

Published: 30 Oct 2019

Congratulations to Melanie Doucet for being selected as one of the six 2019 finalists of the The Lynn Factor Stand Up for Kids National Award

Finalists were celebrated at Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s Stand Up for Kids Awards Night in Toronto presented by CIBC on September 11, 2019.

For further information and details, see website.

Published: 9 Oct 2019

It is with deep sadness that The McGill School of Social Work announces the passing of Teresa Dellar

It is with deep sadness that The McGill School of Social Work announces the passing of Teresa Dellar, M.S.C., MSW, PSW, FT, co-founder and Executive Director of the West Island Palliative Care Residence since 2001 and cherished field instructor and course lecturer of the School of Social Work from 2007-2014. As one former student at McGill writes, “Teresa was such a warm and caring person. Able to explain the art of communication and the importance of listening.

Published: 21 Aug 2019

Student mobilization leads to new internship compensation program!

After three years of mobilization and protests, students and student associations across the province have obtained new funding for 17 000 students in sixteen programs, most of them traditionally feminized fields.

Published: 13 Aug 2019

Congratulations to Maya Fennig, Recipient of the prestigious 2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Helping refugees heal: Improving Eritrean refugees’ access to effective mental health care

Published: 30 May 2019

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