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 […]
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 […]
The School of Social Work at York University condemns the university’s decision to charge a group of eight graduate and undergraduate students with violations of York's Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities (CSRR) in relation to their protest during the recent labour dispute with CUPE 3903. We are concerned with many of features of the […]
William Woolrich has several years of experience working in direct practice as a social worker on a forensic mental health team and then managing a supportive housing program. He also has over a decade of experience teaching social work, much of it online, and has several conference presentations exploring innovative teaching methods in post-secondary education. […]
It was an honour to interview PhD Social Work Alumna Nimo Bokore. Nimo completed her PhD with the School of Social Work at York University and currently teaches with the School of Social Work at Carleton University. In this interview Nimo discusses studying at York, her research and teaching at Carleton. Why did you decide […]
Congratulations Helen Lam and Theresa McIssac - recipients of the Dean's Awards for Research Excellence (DARE)
The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies has launched the Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE) this year. DARE provides opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in research projects supervised by professors. They will each receive $5,000, and will work on their research projects during the summer term.
Leyla Didari is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with two Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees from Iran and Canada. She currently works as a social worker at Compass ACT Team at Michael Garron Hospital with adults with chronic mental health issues. She is using an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of […]
Ontario votes on June 07! What issues matter to York students and what do they think about the candidates? On May 7, 2018, four YouthREX Youth Research Assistants who are all undergraduate students at York (three LAPS students - two of who are BSW students) attended a youth-focused town hall hosted by Laidlaw Foundation, TVO, For Youth […]
2018 President's University-Wide Teaching Award Professor Ruth Koleszar-Green in the School of Social Work in LA&PS is the University’s inaugural Special Adviser on Indigenous Initiatives to the Office of the President.
The Gary Brewer Emerging Leader Award This award is presented annually to a non-academic employee of York University who has shown tremendous promise for assuming a leadership role at the University, is known for their innovative and meaningful contributions to the effectiveness of their unit and has significantly contributed to the University’s commitment to excellence. […]