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Poverty, Advocacy, and Municipal Elections

Join us on October 2 to hear from campus and community leaders working to reduce poverty and advocate for change in Hamilton. You will also have the opportunity to hear personal stories and experiences from individuals who have been participating in the Ontario Basic Income Pilot. We will discuss the implications of the pilot cancellation and what this means at the municipal level with a view towards the October 22 municipal election.

Sep 18, 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

Great Fall Courses!

Looking for some course ideas for the Fall? We have a some great options in our department and the rest of the Social Sciences.

Aug 15, 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

Partnering for Change: Project Updates

Thank You. We want to begin by thanking all of our partners on this Partnering for Change Project for your help with the process of collecting data. We have collected substantial information over the past two years. Your help in sharing data, assisting in recruitment, helping us make connections, and so much more has been invaluable.

Jun 29, 2018

Congratulations to Social Work Graduates!

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

Jun 22, 2018

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