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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

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. Below is a list of events and presentations:

Special Event:

Pedagogies for Putting Reconciliation into Action in the Classroom hosted by the Canadian Society for the Study of Education and co-hosted by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Canadian Critical Pedagogy Association.

Speakers: Kevin Lamoureux, Associate Vice-President, University of Winnipeg; Bonnie Freeman, Assistant Professor, Social Work, McMaster University; Victoria Freeman, Faculty, Canadian Studies, York University; Lee Maracle, Traditional Teacher, First Nations House, University of Toronto.

This afternoon session brings together a panel of presenters who will share pedagogical inspirations that are transforming classroom spaces in ways that give attention to Indigenous knowledge, perspectives, and learning approaches. An Indigenous pedagogy showcase will follow in KHE - Kerr East 119 at 16:15, featuring poster presentations with sample activities, resources, and with opportunities for one on one discussion. This session is open to all Congress attendees interested in navigating changes in their teaching and curriculum.

RCC - Rogers Comm. 204 - The Eaton Lecture Theatre
Monday, May 29, 2017
15:00 - 17:30


001 / 12358 Just Hours and Place-meants: Enhancing accessibility, inclusion, and justice in field education for students from equity seeking groups Janice Chaplin, Eminet Dagnachew, Jennie Vengris, Randy Jackson and Alise De Bie, McMaster University

026 / 12292 Art Inspired Visibility and Recognition: Towards an Ethical Application of Intersectionality Theory in Arts-Based Practice Erin Kuri, McMaster University

042 / 12300 “Sometimes it's meaningful if somebody wants it to be meaningful, but sometimes…it's not”: Reconceptualizing “meaningful” employment from the narratives of African immigrant women employed in the Canadian HIV response Lori Chambers, McMaster University

043 / 12294 Testing the Waters: Building Relationships through a Two Row Research Paradigm Trish Van Katwyk and Bonnie Freeman, Renison University College, University of Waterloo

045 / 12301 Critical History as Social Work Practice 2: Social Norms as Colonial Epistemology Tina E. Wilson, Chris Chapman, Margaret F. Gibson and Marjorie Johnstone, McMaster University

047 / 12284 We are Not the Others Mirna Carranza, McMaster University

055 / 12446 “Go talk to the DSO”: Mapping the intersectoral limits of recognition, services, and advocacy for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities Becky Idems, Ann Fudge Schormans, Stephanie Baker Collins, Lisa Watt and Tina Wilson, McMaster University

063 / 12320 Queer Interrupted: Reflections of Social Work Pedagogy Blair Wilson, Lauren Van Camp and Rachel Zhou, McMaster University

070 / 12305 Talking Our Truth: Indigenous Social Workers and the TRC Shelly Johnson, Thompson Rivers University Bonnie Freeman, McMaster University Susan Burke, University of Northern British Columbia Cyndy Baskin, Ryerson University Ruth Koleszar-Green, York University

094 / 12319 Critical History as Social Work Practice 1: Epistemic Interventions through Decolonization Ameil Joseph, Anne O’Connell, Margaret F. Gibson, Chris Chapman, Bethany Good and Adrienne Chambon, McMaster University

097 / 12367 Practitioners who move furniture Cathy Paton and Georgia Simms, McMaster University

108 / 12329 Poetry that breathes: Destabilizing managerial discourse in social work practice Lisa Watt, Tina Wilson, Stephanie Baker Collins, Ann Fudge Schormans, and Becky Idems, McMaster University

147 / 12707 Humanity Lost: The Personal Impact of Discrimination Against Muslims in the Popular News Media Saadiaa Khan, McMaster University

160 / 12164 Doing Anti-Oppressive Practice: Social Justice Social Work Donna Baines, Bonnie Freeman, Gordon Pon, Doret Phillips, Jennifer Clarke, Idil Abdillahi, Wendy Hulko, Shari Brotman, Ilyan Ferrer, Irene Carter, Roy Hanes, Judy MacDonald, Ameil Joseph, Lisa Barnoff, Catrina Brown, Notisha Massaquoi and Tara LaRose, University of Sydney

169 / 12672 Academics, Ableism and Intersections: Exploring the Experiences of Female Undergraduate Students with Self-Identified Physical and/or Learning Disabilities Using Photovoice Eminet Dagnachew, McMaster University


Full conference details can be found at: