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12th Annual Symposium Keynote Speech

The School of Social Work presents a keynote speech by Azeezah Kanji as part of its 12th annual symposium. Titled "Full spectrum white supremacy: From liberalism to fascism", the talk places liberalism/liberal political thought on a continuum with fascism." https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b11Qy6hyMO9lASqmRHPSe6lin85nUyT0/view?usp=sharing

12th Annual Symposium Keynote Speech by Azeezah Kanji

The School of Social Work presents a keynote speech by Azeezah Kanji as part of its 12th annual symposium. Titled "Full spectrum white supremacy: From liberalism to fascism", the talk places liberalism/liberal political thought on a continuum with fascism." https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b11Qy6hyMO9lASqmRHPSe6lin85nUyT0/view?usp=sharing

Feature Profile: Field Instructor Kristen Lwin

Kristen is serving as the Executive Director of Practice and Research Together, a national non-profit knowledge translation organization for child welfare.  Kristen has led the development of a curriculum focused on promoting research evidence use in child welfare.  Kristen has over twenty years of clinical experience with victims of crime and in the child welfare […]

The School of Social Work unequivocally supports the statement issued by the Race Equity Caucus of YUFA condemning a recent incident of racist Islamophobic incitement at York University, and urge all members of the York community to do the same

 Race Equity Caucus statement: On this, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Race Equity Caucus (REC) of YUFA condemns a recent incident of racist Islamophobic incitement at York University, an institution with one of the largest populations of Muslim students in the country. An unidentified person wore a Make American Great […]

Anti Fascism, White Supremacy and the 'New' Right Teach In Events

Social Action 4 Social Change Committee Presents:  Anti Fascism, White Supremacy and the 'New' Right Teach In Week long in class discussions on connecting liberalism, settler colonialism, fascism, white supremacy and the 'new' right Tuesday March 19, 2019 Artivism Annual Art Festival & Sorry to Bother You - Film Screening 5 pm - 8 pm South […]

An Open Letter to Doug Ford from Ontario Schools of Social Work: Please “pause, consult and reconsider” the closure of the Child Advocacy Office

  Last week, 99.47% of the children in Canada had the protection of a provincial or territorial Child Advocacy Office. According to Doug Ford’s plan to cut Ontario’s Child Advocacy Office, that number will drop to 61.17% of Canadian children. With the exception of Prince Edward Island and the Northwest Territories, every other province and […]

Passion for Indigenous pedagogy fuels Professor Ruth Koleszar-Green’s work

Ruth Koleszar-Green’s conversation crackles with energy, reflecting her passion for Indigenous education and Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Ruth Koleszar-Green “It’s imperative that we disrupt the dominant discourses around Western ways of knowing and being,” said Koleszar-Green, an assistant professor in York University’s School of Social Work and special adviser to the Office of […]

Feature Profile - Part-Time Faculty and Alumnus Brenton Diaz

Brenton Diaz received both his BSW and MSW at York University, as well as receiving a BA in Social Development Studies at the University of Waterloo.  While studying for his MSW, his Practice-Based Research Paper analyzed the services provided to Mexican Migrant Farm Workers in Canada and was awarded the Gerry Erickson Prize for Best […]

Feature Profile - Social Work Alumna Sonya Bourgeois

Sonya Bourgeois completed her Master's of Social Work at York University, and is currently a policy professional with the Ontario Public Service. She has led projects in the areas of violence against women, health policy, community and social service delivery, and gender-based policy and program development. She has published in the areas of women and […]