KENN RICHARD – Founding Executive Director, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto Kenn receives this Award for […]
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Cheryl Regehr, University of Toronto’s vice-president and provost, will be awarded an honorary degree at Wilfrid Laurier University today for her work as a community builder, social worker, educator and researcher.
Professor Faye Mishna, dean of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, and U of T President Meric Gertler, nominated Regehr for the honour, calling her a “mental health champion” and praising her impressive career as a social worker and academic.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), the […]
Lynn McDonald is a Canadian pioneer in gerontology who has led the national dialogue on aging […]
Professor Logie’s initiatives have the potential to reduce the growing number of young women in Canada with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.
Andrew Eaton and his dissertation committee – Prof. Shelley Craig (FIFSW), Sharon Walmsley (U of T […]
Prof. Shelley Craig and PhD Student, Gio Iacono publish on impact of intersectionality among social work studentsCategory: Faculty in the News, FIFSW Students in the News
Discrimination toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) social work students can negatively affect academic performance and personal and professional identity development. Intersectionality is a conceptual approach that states that social identities interact to form different meanings and experiences from those that could be explained by a single identity. This study explored how the educational experiences of LGBTQ social work students in the United States and Canada influenced their professional and personal identities. Using an intersectional analysis, three major themes emerged: the need for social work programs to better promote LGBTQ identity and emerging social work professional identity integration, a lack of LGBTQ content in the curriculum, and unsupportive LGBTQ school climates. Implications for social work education are considered.
Philip Baiden, PhD Candidate publishes research on adverse childhood experiences and non-suicidal self-injury among children and adolescentsCategory: FIFSW Students in the News
Philip Baiden is the lead author of a study on “The role of adverse childhood experiences as determinants of non-suicidal self-injury among children and adolescents referred to community and inpatient mental health settings”. The study was co-authored by Professors Barbara Fallon, FIFSW and Shannon L. Stewart, Western University.