Faculty in the News

The FIFSW sponsors the Urban Alliance on Race Relations 2016 Human Rights Forum

  On December 8th, 2016 the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work sponsored the Urban Alliance on Race […]

Profs. Shelley Craig and Barbara Fallon named newest Canada Research Chairs

The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work was privileged to host an announcement from the federal government today regarding the newest Canada Research Chairs. The event was a wonderful showcase for this Faculty and the important research that is done here, and we are so proud that our two new CRCs, Shelley Craig and Barbara Fallon, were featured as part of this event.

Shelley Craig is the new Canada Research Chair in Sexual and Gender Minority Youth.

Barbara Fallon is the new Canada Research Chair in Child Welfare.

Congratulations again to both of them for this tremendous achievement and recognition.

Prof. Daniyal Zuberi United Way interview on ending poverty

The United Way of Toronto and North York interviewed Prof. Daniyal Zuberi on ending poverty.

Prof. Brennan speaks at UofT world AIDS day


World AIDS Day at the University of Toronto
Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Hart House Great Hall
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, ON  M5S 3H3

Prof. Bhuyan and Thorncliffe caregiver community members appear before House of Commons

On November 1, 2016, Professor Rupaleem Bhuyan and members of the caregiver community from Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office appeared before […]

Prof. Newman member of the International AIDS Society Towards a Cure Working Group published in Nature Medicine

Prof. Peter A Newman is one of few social scientists globally invited to participate on the International AIDS Society‘s Working Group on research towards an HIV cure. The group was led by Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Nobel Prize winner in Medicine for co-discovering HIV. The working group published the “International AIDS Society’s global scientific strategy: towards an HIV cure 2016” in Nature Medicine, the premiere primary medical research journal in the world–including important directions for social science research and community engagement.

Prof. Peter A Newman featured by the Canadian Association for HIV Research

Where Social Science Meets Basic Science

Prof Newman’s research program is featured by The Canadian Association for HIV Research. “With a membership of more than 1,000 researchers and others interested in HIV research, CAHR is the leading organization of HIV/AIDS researchers in Canada.”  “His research takes HIV treatment and prevention methods that are in development through basic and clinical sciences, and applies them to ‘the most important laboratory—the real world’—to see how they can have the greatest potential.”

Prof. Esme Fuller-Thomson early adversity research featured in Autumn 2016 UofT Magazine

Prof. Esme Fuller-Thomson researches the devastating effects of child abuse on health. She wants to ensure all survivors get the help they need.

Kofi Antwi-Boasiako, PhD Student, co-authors report on Poverty’s role on kids in CAS system

A new report cites poverty as a key factor in families who come into contact with the child protection system

Kofi Antwi-Boasiako (FIFSW, PhD Student), Bryn King, Tara Black, Barbara Fallon, Nico Trocmé and Deborah Goodman co-author a report that for the first time calculates the effect of poverty in Ontario child protection and how it plays a significant role in the disproportionate number of black and aboriginal children being taken from their families and placed into care.

Click here to access the report.

FIFSW @ AIDS 2016!!!

Profs. Peter Newman, Carmen Logie, and 3 PhD students to present in Durban, South Africa Profs. Peter […]