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McMaster Sociology alumna awarded the Canadian Association of Social Workers' highest honour

The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2018 Glenn Drover Award for Outstanding Service is Sociology grad, Dr. Mary Valentich ’63

May 23, 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

MSW Student Wins Outstanding Student Proposal Award from CASWE-ACFTS

The School of Social Work is proud to congratulate Nagham Azzam for being selected as a recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Student Proposal Awards from CASWE-ACFTS.

Apr 01, 2018

BSW Student USRA Recipients!

Students in the BSW program have been exceptionally busy this year and we are proud to congratulate the following students who have been awarded Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) through the Office of Experiential Education!

Mar 29, 2018

Taking action on poverty: “It might seem insurmountable, but it’s not”

Stephanie Baker Collins and her colleagues at the McMaster Community Poverty Initiative (MCPI) brought two powerful speakers to campus last week - Natalie Appleyard from Citizens for Public Justice & Dignity for All and Laura Cattari from the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction - to outline a platform and current advocacy towards a comprehensive plan for poverty reduction.

Mar 29, 2018

Top of the profs: Mac students pick Teaching Excellence winners

We are proud to announce that Jennie Vengris has been awarded the student-nominated teaching excellence award for the Faculty of Social Sciences!

Mar 28, 2018

Honours BSW Student Awarded Clarke Advocacy and Active Citizenship Prize

Maddie Brockbank, an Honours BSW student, has been selected to receive the Clarke Advocacy and Active Citizenship Prize through the Office of Experiential Education. A USRA recipient in 2017/2018, Maddie’s research continues with a focus on engaging men as allies in sexual violence prevention.

Mar 28, 2018

Working for change

School of Social Work professor Ameil Joseph has a long history of social justice activism. His most recent role -- that of Scholar-in-Community -- will help those in Hamilton who have experienced racism.

Mar 26, 2018

A unique model for responding to racism in Hamilton

(Photo: New Anti-Racism Lead, Princewill Ogban) McMaster partners with the City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion to open the Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre

Mar 21, 2018

Travelling the river of life

Bonnie Freeman's research on the Two Row journey — a symbol of co-operation and friendship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples — began with a seven-day paddle down the Grand River.

Mar 20, 2018

Bright solutions to societal challenges

On March 2 undergraduate students from across the Faculty of Social Sciences presented bright ideas and creative solutions to societal challenges in a poster showcase as part of the Clarke Prizes in Advocacy and Active Citizenship competition.

Mar 07, 2018

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

IGHC Newsletter Winter 2018

The Winter 2018 issue of the IGHC Newsletter highlighting: research news, academic program news, and upcoming IGHC Research Seminar Series.

Jan 25, 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