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What you need to know about political extremism in 2017

Ameil Joseph of McMaster University's School of Social Work weighs in on the extremist movements on either end of the political spectrum.

Mar 16, 2017

Hamilton women fight to reshape the legal profession

School of Social Work alumnae are part of a growing campaign to spread the message about why law needs feminism. Current law school students, Romita Sur and Zaynab Al-Waadh are involved with a national initiative – #LawNeedsFeminismBecause – meant to incite discussion and help reshape the legal profession. Sur, 24, and Al-Waadh, 23, spoke with The Spectator about the idea behind the campaign and how their experiences in Hamilton impact the work they do now.

Mar 08, 2017

Honours BSW Student to Receive Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)

Maddie Brockbank, an Honours BSW student, has been selected to receive a Summer Undergraduate Student Research Award for Summer 2017 through the Office of Experiential Education. Maddie’s project will be about examining male-identified students’ perspectives of sexual violence on Canadian university campuses.

Mar 07, 2017

McMaster School of Social Work News

The latest news, discussion topics and announcements from the School of Social Work.

Feb 28, 2017

McMaster study looking at ways to prevent homelessness among youth with intellectual, developmental disabilities

Researchers from the School of Social Work are working with six co-researchers with intellectual and developmental disabilities and experiences of homelessness (three of which are pictured above) on a project aimed at finding ways to prevent youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities from falling through the cracks.

Feb 13, 2017

Putting Alt-right racism in context

Ameil Joseph (School of Social Work) reflects on knowing that we've been raised in racism, how native languages become "inferior", Canadian colonialism, changing perspectives and the rise of racist propaganda in OUR TIMES, Canada's Independent Labour Magazine.

Feb 09, 2017

In solidarity

McMaster students gathered to show support after six worshippers were killed at the Islamic cultural centre of Quebec.

Jan 31, 2017

Would an HIV-positive woman get charged if she was raped? McMaster prof asks

School of Social Work's, Professor Saara Greene discusses the power imbalance that can make it more challenging for women to reveal their HIV status to their sexual partners in a recent CBC.ca article.

Jan 16, 2017

We stand together for equity

Members of the social work community respond to alt-right posters found on campus on Nov. 21

Dec 09, 2016

McMaster’s School of Social Work launches two new graduate programs

New programs in Critical Leadership Social Services and Communities respond to real world challenges social workers face today.

Dec 01, 2016

Outstanding MSW graduate celebrated with Judge Hugh C. Arrell prize

On Nov. 17, 2016 at the Fall Convocation, Brittany Madigan, MSW was awarded the Judge Hugh C. Arrell prize in Social Work for her Master's Thesis, titled "The Voices of the Youth: How Indigenous Young People Experience Plans of Care".

Nov 21, 2016

Power of performance and poetry

McMaster School of Social Work’s We Are Not the Others tells real stories of Hamilton immigrants

Nov 17, 2016

How a dog named Boom is helping us learn more about the lives of service animals

With the help of the Lewis and Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship, Social Work PhD student Melissa Marie (emmy) Legge, pictured here with therapy dog Boom, has built an electronic sensor package to help better understand the experiences of therapy dogs.

Nov 08, 2016

We Are Not The Others

An evening of performance at the AHG Annex, 118 James St. N. Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 13 - 4 p.m. Free Admission

Nov 01, 2016

Darina Vasek Presented with the Sheila Sammon Award for Excellence in Field Instruction

The McMaster School of Social Work celebrated the outstanding contributions and services of Darina Vasek, BSW, MSW, RSW, in her 12-year tenure as a McMaster Social Work Field Instructor.

Oct 26, 2016

Jane Aronson Graduate Scholarship in Social Work and Social Justice

We are delighted to announce that Jen Dustin is this year's recipient of the Jane Aronson Graduate Scholarship in Social Work and Social Justice.

Oct 24, 2016

Preparing for Critical Approaches to Child Welfare pathway through the Bachelor of Social Work program

The McMaster University School of Social Work is partnering with child welfare agencies in southwestern Ontario to offer (starting in 2016) an enhanced educational experience to BSW students in the areas of child welfare and child protection.

Oct 23, 2016

New graduate programs in Critical Leadership

Starting this September, the School is offering two new graduate programs focused on justice-oriented leadership in social services and communities: a new MSW stream, and a Graduate Diploma.

Oct 23, 2016

Indigenous Pathways through the Bachelor of Social Work program

Beginning in 2016, BSW students will have the opportunity to pursue indigenous pathways through the program. In the first pathway, students will take three indigenous focused courses and have a fourth-year placement in an indigenous-focused agency or setting.

Oct 20, 2016

In partnership with the Indigenous Studies Program: A required Indigenous Studies course for Bachelor of Social Work students

Starting in 2017, all BSW students will be required to take an introductory course offered by McMaster’s Indigenous Studies program.

Oct 19, 2016

Accessibility and inclusion in Field Education

Recognizing the need for focused attention to accessibility and inclusion in field education, in the Spring of 2016 Janice Chaplin and Jennie Vengris applied to the McMaster Institute for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning for funding for two ‘program change’ initiatives.

Oct 19, 2016