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COVID-19 is worsening homelessness and insecure housing for women - Behind the Numbers

School of Social Work Assistant Professor Jennie Vengris and PhD candidate Mary Vaccaro discuss the ways COVID-19 has impacted women and gender diverse people experiencing homelessness and housing instability.
Aug 07, 2020

Letter about the City’s decision to dismantle encampments

The following letter was written by Mary Vaccaro, PhD candidate in McMaster's School of Social Work.
Jul 31, 2020

How much more do you need to see? Black Lives Matter

The following was from an address given by Ameil Joseph at the Black Friday Rally in Support of Black Organizations in Hamilton, Friday June 12 at Hamilton City Hall
Jun 16, 2020

Statement on the killing of George Floyd and Racial Justice

The African-Caribbean Faculty Association of McMaster University (ACFAM) has released the following statement on the killing of George Floyd and Racial Justice.
Jun 02, 2020

Wuhan, the coronavirus and the world: Thinking beyond isolation

Professor Rachel Zhou reflects on the coronavirus in this article, originally published in The Conversation
Feb 05, 2020

Attention Honours BSW and BSW Post Degree Applicants!

If you are planning to apply to the Honours BSW or BSW post-degree programs for September 2021 admission there are a few steps that you need to take once the applications open in the fall of 2020. The Supplementary Application form to apply to the program is due February 1st, 2021. This application will allow you to take the Social Work Admissions Test in mid February 2021. Please go to the Program page for either the Honours BSW or the BSW for further application information and instructions.
Feb 04, 2020

McMaster Social Work PhD Candidate awarded Constance E. Hamilton Award for Women’s Equality

Elene Lam, a student of McMaster's Social Work PhD program has been awarded the Constance E. Hamilton Award for Women’s Equality for her significant contributions to ensuring equitable treatment of women in Toronto.
Jan 09, 2020

McMaster continues to contribute to setting a new direction for the Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre (HARRC)

McMaster social work professor Ameil Joseph presented year-one data for the Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre at a recent public consultation.
Nov 01, 2019

MSW Alum featured in the UN’s 2019 Global Assessment Report

We are pleased to announce that Morgan Pommells, graduate of McMaster’s School of Social Work (MSW ’15), has had her research featured in the UN’s 2019 Global Environment Outlook Report!
Sep 17, 2019

A Year in the Life of Maddie

Madison Brockbank graduated from the BSW program in 2019 and is now pursuing her MSW program with us!
Sep 17, 2019

McMaster social work professor recognized for outstanding contributions to community

Indigenous scholar, Dr. Bonnie Freeman is one of ten Mohawk College alumni honoured for contributions in business, community contributions .
Aug 20, 2019

On Freedom, Voice, Protest and Dissent

Dr. Ameil Joseph's final letter as Chair (2016-2018) and Co-Chair (2018-2019) of the President's Advisory Committee on Building an Inclusive Community.
Jul 29, 2019

Celebrating excellence in social work field instruction

McMaster University’s School of Social Work community recently honoured veteran Social Worker Susan Boyd with the Sheila Sammon Award for Excellence in Field Instruction at the annual Field Instructor Recognition Breakfast.
May 28, 2019

2019 Early Career Researcher Award

The School of Social Work is proud to congratulate Assistant Professor Dr. Ameil Joseph, one of three winners of the 2019 McMaster Faculty of Social Sciences Early Career Researcher Award.
May 24, 2019

Remembering Olivia Bibby

The School of Social Work is mourning the loss of Olivia Bibby, a student in our Bachelor of Social Work program who died on Thursday.
Apr 22, 2019

Social Work grad’s lifelong impact celebrated with a student award named in her honour

Life has a way of coming full circle. In 1975, a scholarship helped her complete her McMaster degree in social work. On her birthday last year, Brenda Symons-Moulton discovered her family had created an award in her honour to support the next generation of social work students at Mac.
Apr 08, 2019

This Spring! Conflict Intervention & Transformation: Introduction to theory and practice - SOCWORK 4G03

Take this special topics course for interest, to fulfill a requirement, or to ease your workload next year. Along with Social Work students, students who are not in the Social Work program are encouraged to take this course.
Apr 02, 2019

Women of Distinction 2019

Maddie Brockbank (BSW student) and Clare Freeman (Social Work Field Instructor) were recognized last night with YWCA Women of Distinction Awards.
Mar 08, 2019

What’s behind closed doors in Hamilton’s lodging homes?

The Hamilton Spector turned to veteran social worker and McMaster School of Social Work graduate, Amanda Noble (MSW' 16), for expert commentary on Hamilton's lodging homes.
Feb 21, 2019

Back by popular demand! “We are not the Others”

Please join us on February 28 at 2:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall in L.R Wilson Hall on the McMaster Campus for a free showing of the award winning play "We Are Not the Others, We Are Just Like You."
Feb 13, 2019