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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

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