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News Category: FIFSW Students in the News

A new study by Shen (Lamson) Lin examines health inequities among older adults in China

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A new study, published this week in the International Journal of Health Services, found that older adults […]

PhD student Shen (Lamson) Lin receives a CIHR IPPH Travel Award


Third-year FIFSW PhD student Shen (Lamson) Lin has received a travel award to present at the Canadian […]

Black History Month at FIFSW

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  In honour of Black History Month, the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work’s Black History Month Committee […]

Strengthening community, communication and research through art

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  In 2010, after 12 years of teaching the course Violence Against Women and Children: Multi-Disciplinary Responses […]

CTV covers FIFSW research on Canadian Refugees and depression

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A new study of Canadians aged 45-85 has found that refugees were 70% more likely to suffer […]

Research on the vulnerability of LGBTQI youth by Professor Peter Newman and PhD graduate Sophia Fantus is featured in Maclean’s

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Professor Charles Fensham, a professor of systematic theology at the University of Toronto’s Knox College, recently spoke […]

MSW student, Egag Egag on mental health services at UofT



Egag Egag, MSW student, is part of the Presidential and Provostial Task Force on Student Mental Health. His experiences are featured in UofT News.

Ran Hu, PhD student, receives the Feminist Manuscript Award by CSWE



Ran Hu, a third-year FIFSW PhD student, is the recipient of the 2019 Feminist Manuscript Award presented at the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). The Feminist Manuscript Award is awarded to an accepted Annual Program Meeting (APM) proposal “that advances feminist knowledge and is written by a scholar who shows dedication to feminism as it pertains to social work theory, research, practice, policy, and education”.

Andrew Eaton, PhD(c), receives awards from OHTN and GADE


  Andrew Eaton has received an Endgame Student Leader Award from the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN). […]

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



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.