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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
School of Social Work lecturer Corrie Sirota-Frankel gives a Tedx Talk on bereavement and loss
View it here: https://youtu.be/PQ27tYEb74Y
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.
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.
"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
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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.
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.
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.
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