FIFSW Students in the News

The FIFSW Simulation Program named 2017 winner of Northrop Frye Award, Departmental/Divisional Category


This award is for outstanding success in integrating teaching and research, and for demonstrating innovation and best practices to the Faculty’s peer educators around the globe. The prize includes a $6,000 award for the Faculty to put towards our Simulation initiative.

This is wonderful recognition of Marion Bogo’s research as well as the work of so many faculty, doctoral students, and staff pulling together to research the most effective methods of education, then put those methods into practice in classes to become a world leader.

The University is holding a reception on April 27, 2017. Details will be forthcoming.

Qualitative study of complex patients article published by PhD student Bill O’Leary, Profs. Shelley Craig, David Brennan et al.


The lived experience of the hospital discharge “plan”: A longitudinal qualitative study of complex patients, received ‘Editor’s Pick’ in the January edition of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Background: Transitions in care are a high-risk time for patients. Complex patients account for the largest proportion of healthcare costs but experience lower quality and discontinuity of care. The experiences of complex patients can be used to identify gaps in hospital discharge practices and design interventions to improve outcomes.

SSWR Conference 2017: Ensure Healthy Development for All Youth

  The Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) advances, disseminates, and translates research that addresses issues […]

Philip Baiden, PhD Candidate publishes research on Police Charging Decisions in Child Maltreatment Investigations

Philip Baiden is the lead author of a study on police charging decisions in child maltreatment investigations. The study was co-authored by Professors Barbara Fallon, Tara Black, and PhD Candidate Wendy den Dunnen.

Manaal S., PhD Candidate and Erin Relyea, MSW student awarded CIHR-IA best poster awards

  Manaal S., PhD Candidate and Erin Relyea, MSW student are this year’s CIHR Institute of Aging […]

Natasha Brien, PhD Student, article on the overincarceration of Canadian Indigenous people

Natasha Brien, a 4th year PhD student recently published an article entitled “The Overincarceration of Canadian Indigenous People: Moving from Punitive Practices towards Healing Spirit Injuries” in the Indigenous Social Work Journal.

Natasha Brien, PhD Student, awarded the GADE Leadership and Service Award

Natasha will be presented with the award at the CSWE Conference in Atlanta, GA in November 2016. GADE stands for Group for the Advancement for Doctoral Education in Social Work.

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 […]

Bill O’Leary, PhD Student, report published at The Homeless Hub

Unhoused in Toronto: The delivery and experience of hospital healthcare services for homeless people

The objective of this paper is to review what is known about the impact of homelessness on a person’s health and in turn how healthcare delivered via an acute care hospital is experienced and utilized by a person that is homeless. This paper is focused on the homeless population in the city of Toronto.