News & Announcements

PhD(c) Gio Iacono publishes article on an Affirmative Mindfulness Approach for LGBTQ+ Youth

Category: FIFSW Students in the News


Gio is a PhD candidate, research coordinator and course instructor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Gio also teaches at Ryerson University. His research and scholarly interests include: LGBTQ+ youth mental health, resilience, social work education and mindfulness-based treatment approaches.

Prof. Hulchanski illustrates growing income inequality in Toronto

Category: Faculty in the News


In Toronto, the colour of money is mainly white.

New demographic charts show a strikingly segregated city, with visible minorities concentrated in low-income neighbourhoods and white residents dominating affluent areas in numbers far higher than their share of the population.

MSW alumni, Georgi Georgievski, story of resilience reported in Toronto Star

Category: Alumni in the News, Faculty in the News

Forum Research poll shows that LGBTQ+ students experience greater debt

LGBTQ+ respondents to a recent Forum Research survey on student debt finds that they are more adversely impacted by student debt compared with non-LGBTQ+.

Professor David Brennan, FIFSW Associate Professor, believes lack of family support and mental health costs contribute to the higher debt.

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.