Alumni in the News

FIFSW alumna, Kyla Fox, on helping those affected by eating disorders


Kyla Fox obtained her MSW from the FIFSW in 2006. In 2012, she opened The Kyla Fox Centre in Toronto – which treats the entire spectrum of people affected by eating disorders and disordered eating.


Distinguished Speaker: Setsuko Thurlow


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


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

PhD alumna, Kristina Nikolova awarded for scholarly achievement for research in the area of gender-based violence

The awards, which were established on Dec. 6, 2016 on the 27th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, are reserved for one undergraduate and one graduate student “who have made distinctive contributions in the area of gender-based violence research and prevention.”

Remembering UofT Chancellor Emerita Rose Wolfe

  After a full, vibrant and resonating life at the age of 100, on Friday, December 30, […]

Andrea Vick, PhD, supports student human rights complaint

MSW Alumnus, Reshma Dhrodia, TEDx talk on ageism

Over 4 million residents of Ontario will be 65 or over by 2036 and yet ageism has been recognized as the most tolerant form of discrimination. Reshma Dhrodia discusses the current challenges.

MSW graduates publish in Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Eight MSW gerontology graduates publish their SWK 4513 class papers (Winter 2014) in the Journal of Gerontological […]