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Strengthen Toronto’s communities to improve health for all

Social Work PhD candidate Russ Ford talks improving health in Toronto.

Jan 04, 2019

Listen up!

Social Work professor Ann Fudge Schormans recaps her recent keynote on arts based research methods from the #ASID2018 (Intellectual Disability Australasia') Conference “Let’s Shake It Up - Human Rights for Everyone”.

Jan 02, 2019

Preserve the Ontario’s Child Advocacy Office

An Open Letter to Doug Ford from Ontario Schools of Social Work

Dec 03, 2018

Social Work assistant professor nominated for Premier's Award

The School of Social Work is pleased to congratulate Assistant Professor Bonnie Freeman for being selected as one of Mohawk’s 2018 Premier’s Awards nominees.

Nov 30, 2018

The coming war on the poor

Stephanie Baker Collins, an associate professor in the School of Social Work and co-chair of the McMaster Community Poverty Initiative on discusses Ontario Premier Doug Ford's coming reform of social assistance in a recent op-ed published in the Hamilton Spectator.

Nov 23, 2018

Freedom of Speech and Race

Let's Talk About Race! Drop-In Session with Ameil Joseph, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work. Thursday, November 29, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Nov 08, 2018

Social Work PhD student wins Graduate Student Recognition Award

The School of Social Work is proud to congratulate Elene Lam for being selected as a recipient of the 2018 GSA Millennium Award for Community Service.

Nov 07, 2018

The School of Social Work turns 50!

Join us on November 9 and 10 for the 50th Anniversary of the McMaster University School of Social Work. Connect with alumni, faculty and students and re-connect with friends for a chance to remember, reflect, and reimagine futures for the School and for social work in general.

Nov 01, 2018

Winners of the inaugural President's Awards for Community-Engaged Scholarship

Two teams of researchers were selected to receive the inaugural President’s Award for Community Engaged Scholarship.

Oct 22, 2018

Safety, support and community: The path to end chronic homelessness

People often think all a homeless person needs to get back on their feet is an apartment, says Mary-Elizabeth Vaccaro, a PhD student in McMaster’s School of Social Work. But her research shows that’s not at all the case for chronically homeless women.

Oct 09, 2018

Poverty, advocacy and the municipal election: “Get informed and be prepared to vote”

A recent event hosted by the McMaster Community Poverty Initiative brought together poverty experts and advocates to discuss the impacts of poverty and how citizens can learn more about this important issue before heading to the polls on Oct. 22.

Oct 05, 2018

Program Coordinator, Engaging Social Policy

The School of Social work is seeking a part-time coordinator for projects that range from community –university policy alliances to advocacy workshops, to social policy conference and visiting scholars.

Aug 28, 2018

Helping social workers lead the charge for change

Sometimes, being a social work leader means challenging existing systems of power. Professor Tara La Rose from McMaster's School of Social Work discusses leadership in social work and what it means to be a social work leader.

Aug 24, 2018

Erasing race but not racism in the Peter Khill trial

On June 27, 2018, a jury found Peter Khill not guilty of second-degree murder for the Feb. 4, 2016 killing of Jonathan Styres, an Indigenous father of two from Ohsweken, Ont., from the Six Nations. Professor Ameil Joseph from McMaster's School of Social Work gives us a a unique perspective on this case as a critical race scholar and a potential juror who was summoned to serve as one of the first two triers in the proceedings.

Jul 05, 2018

The world’s a stage — for all

Enter stage left: Christina Sinding, the director of McMaster’s School of Social Work.

Jul 03, 2018

Congratulations to Social Work Graduates!

The Faculty of Social Sciences' Convocation Ceremony was held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Jun 22, 2018

50 years of the School of Social Work

McMaster launched the School of Social Work in 1968. MAC Magazine speaks with a graduate of the very first cohort and a fourth-year student about to embark on her career. Much has changed in 50 years, but the heart and soul of the school remains the same: social justice, human rights, advocacy and a commitment to caring about others.

May 03, 2018

Social Work: A heartfelt career for the brave of heart

Celebrating McMaster’s Social Work Field Instructors

Apr 20, 2018

Toward a ‘bird’s-eye view’ of racism in Hamilton

McMaster University social work professor is analyzing data gathered through new anti-racism centre to get a clearer view of the local landscape.

Apr 03, 2018