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Advancing education and practice in child welfare

The McMaster University School of Social Work and partner child welfare agencies are proud to formally announce the a new program, Preparing for Critical Practice in Child Welfare Pathway through the BSW.

Mar 06, 2018

3Voices in Child Welfare: The Sally Pearce Palmer Conference Series

The first conference in this series took place on February 22-23, 2018 at McMaster University.

Mar 06, 2018

Lectures by Hooker Visiting Professor John Clarke, The Open University

As part of McMaster's Socrates Project, and the Hooker Distinguished Lecturers series, Professor Emeritus John Clarke of the Open University, United Kingdom will be giving a series five talks on a range of topics including austerity, populism, policy translation, citizenship and 'the public in public services.'

Feb 21, 2018

Justice for Colten - Open letter from Indigenous faculty and allies

In response to the circumstances that found Gerald Stanley acquitted in the death of Colten Boushie, The McMaster School of Social Work supports and endorses the Open Letter to University Presidents from Indigenous Faculty Members and Allies. Also, join the rally at City Hall on Thursday February 15th at 4pm, and contribute to the fundraising campaign for Colten's family.

Feb 13, 2018

New Report: Examining the Intersection of Immigrant Women's Acculturation and Mental Health

Mirna Carranza of the School of Social Work, recently released a report that analyzed the lived experiences of immigrant families, with a particular focus on women, their roles within their families, and the relationship between their acculturation and mental health.

Jan 12, 2018

Transnational Lives in a Globalizing World: SOCWORK 3B03 Poster Exhibit - Tuesday, November 28

Students in SOCWORK 3B03 - Transnational Lives in a Globalizing World will be hosting a poster exhibit on Tuesday, November 28 from 2:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m. in BSB-136. All are welcome so please pop by if you can!

Nov 22, 2017

Research Forum on Immigration, Borders, and Social Justice

School of Social Work SW3B03 Transnational Lives in a Globalizing World presents: Research Forum on Immigration, Borders, and Social Justice. A set of presentations that move us through considerations of borders, border crossings and their effects on international migrants. Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017, 2:30-4:30pm, BSB-136

Nov 20, 2017

Fall Field Forum: Opioid Crisis: Social Work Practice and Policy Considerations

The School of Social Work is well known for its field education. Field Forums are organized as a small thank you to our Field Community and Field Instructors. Recently Social Workers Jessica Ward, Jackee Evans, Susan Boyd and Public Health Nurse Kathy Guffroy gave presentations on "Opioid Crisis: Social Work Practice and Policy Considerations".

Nov 01, 2017

Alumna from McMaster's School of Social Work awarded Aga Khan Fellowship

Morgan Pommells, MSW Grad '15, recently received the Aga Khan Fellowship, which launches careers in government, non-profits, media, and the finance sector. The Fellowship offers training in eight-month placements overseas for university graduates and young professionals under 30 years of age.

Sep 13, 2017

Call for proposals

A conference focused on advancing child welfare will be held at McMaster University from February 22-24, 2018. This event is being organized by the School of Social Work in partnership with local service users, service providers, and academics/researchers/traditional knowledge keepers who are working together for better child welfare. Submissions are due November 1, 2017.

Aug 24, 2017

We must speak out against racism

"We cannot sit passively by and let the seeds of intolerance that have been sown to flourish. " - Ameil J. Joseph, McMaster School of Social Work

Aug 16, 2017

New report on immigration and integration in Hamilton

Mirna Carranza of the School of Social Work, recently released a report that analyzed the experience of immigrants to the city of Hamilton and considered the role of the child welfare system in their integration and adaptation.

Jul 24, 2017

Fringe Festival Play highlights stories of Hamilton's immigrant women

Local professor's play receives outstanding reviews. Mirna Carranza McMaster School of Social Work’s "We Are Not the Others" tells real stories of Hamilton immigrants.

Jul 13, 2017

Testing the waters: Building relationships through Reconciliation

McMaster University School of Social Work is pleased to announce Dr. Bonnie Freeman (PI) and Dr. Trish Van Katwyk (Co-Applicant) (University of Waterloo) as recipients of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant for their project titled, “Testing the Waters: Building Relationships through Reconciliation and a Two Row Research Paradigm”.

Jul 10, 2017

Social Work Community Mourns the Loss of Mel Basbaum

Mel Basbaum spent most of his career as a social worker with Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation and continued working after retiring in private practice and as an Employee Assistance Counsellor. Throughout his life, Mel was also very active as a volunteer with many community organizations, committees and boards. Mel passed away suddenly on May 29 in his 75th year. He will be very missed in the local social work community.

Jun 05, 2017

Post-Doctoral Fellow / Project Manager

The School of Social Work is looking to hire a Post-Doctoral Fellow / Project Manager for the project, Transforming Stories, Driving Change (TSDC).

Jun 05, 2017

McMaster School of Social Work faculty and students to convene at CASWE 2017 in Toronto

An outstanding number of faculty and students from McMaster’s School of Social Work will be presenting their research at the Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE-ACFTS) 2017 Conference in Toronto, ON May 29 – June 1, 2017.

May 26, 2017

New short documentary shines a light on adults with intellectual disabilities

A new short documentary film – part of a research project led by the McMaster School of Social Work's Ann Fudge Schormans – is providing a unique glimpse into the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities living in Toronto.

May 11, 2017

This Spring! Take a topics course in Social Work - SOCWORK 4G03: Violence- Social Justice Perspectives and Responses

Take this special topics course for interest, to fulfill a requirement, or to ease your workload next year.

Apr 18, 2017

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