News & Announcements

Toronto HomeShare pilot project launched by Dr. Raza M. Mirza and Andrea Austen

Category: Faculty in the News

Toronto Life magazine interviews Dr. Raza M. Mirza and Andrea Austen on helping seniors rent their spare rooms to students

Toronto HomeShare is a pilot project that aims to address the city’s affordable housing crisis by matching seniors with students. Dr. Raza M. Mirza is a sessional lecturer at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Andrea Austen is the City of Toronto project lead on the Toronto Seniors Strategy.

 

Deborah Goodman and Svetlana Popova track fetal alcohol syndrome

Category: Faculty in the News

 

FIFSW instructors, Deborah Goodman and Svetlana Popova spoke on TVO’s, The Agenda with Steve Paikin.

Distinguished Speaker: Setsuko Thurlow

Category: Alumni in the News

 

Setsuko Thurlow, one of FIFSW’s prominent alumni who accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), delivered an inspiring talk at the Alumni Association’s annual Distinguished Speakers Series.

FIFSW PhD alumna Cindy Blackstock among global leaders to receive honorary degree from UofT

Category: Alumni in the News

 

Cindy Blackstock is a champion for the rights of Canada’s Indigenous youth. Blackstock has advocated on behalf of Indigenous children on reserves to ensure they receive the same benefits as other youth in Canada. Blackstock, who earned her PhD in social work at U of T, has been an adviser to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF and the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

15 honorary degree recipients