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GADE 2018 Annual Conference

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - April 13 @ 12:30 pm

 

Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work

Conference Theme: The Future of Knowledge Production & Mobilization in the Era of Global Justice

April 11-13, 2018

Hosted by University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel

This event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.


About GADE

The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education (GADE) in Social Work is an organization made up of over 80 social work doctoral program directors worldwide who represent their member Universities. Founded in the late 1970s, GADE’s primary purpose is to promote rigor in doctoral education in social work, focusing on preparing scholars, researchers, and educators who function as stewards of the discipline.

Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work was founded in 1914 when a group of far-seeing women recognized the need for professional social workers. For over a hundred years, the Faculty has been committed to educating competent and effective social work professionals. Driven by its innovative curriculum, collaborative research with local and international communities, and focus on integrating research and practice, the Faculty is uniquely positioned to respond to the challenges of tomorrow with vision and imagination, leading social work education, practice, and research in dynamic new directions.

Registration

Register at our Eventbrite site.

Breakout Sessions Selection (and a Quick Survey for New Directors)

Select your breakout sessions. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are needed for some of the conference events, and, as in the past, we rely on members and supporters to help defray costs that the registration fee does not cover. Each sponsor will have their affiliation name and logo displayed in the conference program, on signage at the event, and on this web page; in addition, their support will be recognized at GADE events and announcements at SSWR and APM, and in a written acknowledgement in the Chair’s annual Letter to Deans and Directors.

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Visa Requirements Related to Traveling to Canada

Citizens of the United States can travel with a valid US passport only when traveling to Canada. Citizens of other countries will require either a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to travel to Canada. Please visit the website of the Government of Canada for more information.

If a visa is required, please contact the Canadian Embassy or Consulate serving your country or area. You can visit the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada website to find the locations of a visa application centre. Please note that processing times vary by country. If you require a visa, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

Accommodations

Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel
90 Bloor St E
Toronto, ON M4W 1A7
(416) 961-8000

Here is the reservation link you can use to make online reservations:

To enjoy the group rate, please book your hotel stay by March 13, 2018.

Transportation

Please see the transportation information link to the conference hotel: Transportation Information.

Just added! Detailed taxi and public transit information.

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

12:00-5:00pm
REGISTRATION OPEN (High Park Foyer)
2:00-3:30pm
GADE ADVISORY BOARD MEETING (Summerhill Room)
2:45-3:15pm
COFFEE AND SNACKS (High Park Foyer)
3:00-5:00pm


ORIENTATION FOR NEW DIRECTORS (Rosedale Room)
Facilitators: Laina Bay-Cheng and Steve McMurtry
Sponsored by Boston College School of Social Work and Michigan State University School of Social Work
3:15-4:45pm
GADE BOARD MEETING (Summerhill Room)
5:00-5:30pm
BREAK
5:30-6:15pm

RECEPTION (High Park Foyer)
Sponsored by The Ohio State University College of Social Work and Wayne State University School of Social Work Doctoral Program
6:15-8:00pm









WELCOME DINNER AND OPENING SESSION (High Park Ballroom)                                                                  
Sponsored by University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Georgia School of Social 
Work,University of South Carolina College of Social Work, and University at Buffalo School of Social Work
Welcome from GADE President and Overview of Conference
Cynthia Franklin, The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work
Welcome from Our Conference Hosts, University of Toronto
Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost
Lin Fang, PhD Program Director, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Speed Networking Activity
Facilitator: Lin Fang  

Thursday, April 12, 2018

 

8:00-4:00pm
REGISTRATION OPEN (High Park Foyer)
8:00-9:00am


BREAKFAST (High Park Foyer & Ballroom) 
Sponsored by The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare,
and University of Minnesota School of Social Work
9:00-10:30am




KEYNOTE ADDRESS (High Park Ballroom) 
"Global Justice as a Field of Practice: What We Learn from Symbolic Boundaries,
Justifications, and Measurement Rituals in Human Rights and International Justice"
Ron Levi, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
Sponsored by Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
10:30-10:45am

COFFEE BREAK 
Sponsored by The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
10:45-11:45am




RESPONDENT PANEL (High Park Ballroom) 
"Global Justice as a Field of Practice: Implications for Doctoral Education in Social Work"
Nancy Hooyman, University of Washington School of Social Work
Mo Yee Lee, The Ohio State University College of Social Work
Larry Ortiz, Loma Linda University School of Behavioral Health Department of Social Work and Social Ecology
11:45-12:15pm
BREAK
12:15-2:00pm


LUNCH AND BUSINESS MEETING (High Park Foyer & Ballroom)
Sponsored by Florida State University College of Social Work, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, and 
Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
2:00-2:15pm
BREAK
2:15-3:15pm










PRACTICES AND POLICIES BREAKOUT GROUPS
 1. Critical and Social Justice Dialogue about the Grand Challenges (Summerhill Room, 1st Floor)
     Facilitators: Laina Bay-Cheng and Stephen Tripodi
 2. Addressing Bullying or Abuse of Power in Faculty-Student Relationships (Rosedale Room, 1st Floor)
     Facilitator: Kimberly Bender
 3. DSW – Burning Issues (High Park Ballroom, 1st Floor)
     Facilitators: Deborah Rice and Carol Tosone
 4. Research Methods and Competencies (Hanlan Room, 4th Floor)
     Facilitators: Christina Gringeri and Mo Yee Lee
 5. Admissions and Recruitment (McBride Room, 4th Floor) 
     Facilitator: Peter Maramaldi
3:15-3:30pm

COFFEE BREAK
Sponsored by The University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Social Work and Saint Louis University School of Social Work
3:30-4:30pm










PRACTICES AND POLICIES BREAKOUT GROUPS
 1. Research Methods and Competencies (Rosedale Room, 1st Floor)
     Facilitators: Christina Gringeri and Mo Yee Lee
 2. Enabling Innovative Field Research (Hanlan Room, 4th Floor)
     Facilitators: Stephanie Berzin and Michael Hurlburt 
 3. Working with Mental Health and Other Challenges in Students (Summerhill Room, 1st Floor)
     Facilitators: Lin Fang and Sheara Williams Jennings
 4. Career Development and Doctoral Education (McBride Room, 4th Floor) 
     Facilitators: Cynthia Franklin and Elizabeth Lightfoot
 5. DSW – Guidelines (High Park Ballroom, 1st Floor)
     Facilitators: Michael LaSala and David Patterson
4:30-5:30pm
BREAK
5:30-5:45pm


BUS TRANSPORTATION TO DEAN'S RECEPTION
Pick-Up Location:
Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, at the Park Road Entrance on the East side of the Hotel
6:00-7:30pm








DEAN'S RECEPTION (Gallery Grill, Hart House, University of Toronto)
Sponsored by Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
Introductions
Lin Fang, PhD Program Director, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Welcome
Joshua Barker, Dean and Vice-Provost, Graduate Research and Education, 
School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
"Celebrating 100 Years of Social Work and Beyond at the University of Toronto"
Faye Mishna, Dean, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
7:30-8:00pm

BUS TRANSPORTATION TO MARRIOTT BLOOR YORKVILLE HOTEL
Pick-Up Location: Main Hart House Entrance, at Hart House Circle

Friday, April 13, 2018

8:00-9:00am


BREAKFAST
Sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work, The University of Utah College of Social Work,
and University of Washington School of Social Work
9:00-9:35am



PLENARY SESSION
"Addressing Grand Challenges for Social Work: Imperatives for Transdisciplinary Doctoral Education"
Gautam Yadama, Boston College School of Social Work
Sponsored by The St. Louis Group for Excellence in Social Work Research and Education
9:35-10:30am




PANEL 
"More Perspectives on Grand Challenges for Social Work"
Carmen Logie, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
Charlotte Bright, University of Maryland School of Social Work
Michael S. Hurlburt, University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
10:30-10:45am


COFFEE BREAK
Sponsored by University of South Florida College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, and Loma Linda University School of
Behavioral Health
10:45-11:30am

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS WITH GAUTAM YADAMA AND PANELISTS
Facilitator: Lin Fang
11:30-11:45am



CLOSE AND EVALUATIONS
Box Lunches
Sponsored by Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work, New York University Silver School of Social Work,
University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, and Barry University School of Social Work

 

Friday Afternoon Optional Activity:

SELF-GUIDED TOUR
Seeing Toronto's Neighbourhoods from a Global Justice Perspective                                                                                               

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Details

Start:
April 11 @ 12:00 pm
End:
April 13 @ 12:30 pm