Social Work students for social change

poster for students talk mental health eventBSW students are rolling up their sleeves and bringing their own social change to the community as part of their final project for the Advanced Macro Practice class.

The course examines and compares the strengths, limitations, differential uses, and interconnections of the range of skills needed for community organization, social planning, and social policy practice. Practical applications such as conference planning, proposal writing, and fund-raising are explored and used in their final project, which is to hold an event that supports and raises the profile of different social issues.

Below is a list of events being organized by students in this class. You can read detailed descriptions about each event on our website.

  • Students Talk Mental Health, Thursday, Oct. 23, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Student Life Centre
  • I Am A Voter!, Friday, Oct. 24, 12:30 pm, Great Hall Cafeteria
  • Students in Solidarity, Thursday, Oct. 30, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Aboriginal Centre, St. Paul's University College
  • Justice to Human Sex Trafficking, Sunday, Nov. 2, 7:00-9:00 pm, Unity Kitchener Church
  • Burst Your Bubble!, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 8:15 pm, UWP Beck Hall CC
  • Talk About It 2014, Thursday, Nov. 6, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Student Life Centre
  • Student Anxiety Wellness Clinic, Thursday, Nov. 6, 10:15 am, Physical Activities Complex
  • I Love Me Because..., Thursday, Nov. 6, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Student Life Centre
  • R.E.A.C.H.H. Mental Health, Thursday, Nov. 6, 9:00 am -12:00 pm & 5:00 - 8:00 pm, Student Life Centre

New student Portal for Arts students

The portal is a new, mobile-friendly online communications tool that delivers UWaterloo information students need, just when they need it. Arts students are being rolled in department by department, with Social Development Studies students being invited to sign on last week. Watch this video to get a quick overview of the portal!

Honorary Senior Fellows, School of Social Work students in the news

Social Work students Tiffany D'Souza and Elizabeth Pans were recently featured in The Record's story and photo about the Working Centre. The story highlights the work of Joe and Stephanie Mancini, who were installed as Honorary Senior Fellows at this year's Founders' Day celebration. The Mancini's purchased a new building for The Working Centre, which they founded more than 30 years ago.

photo from principal's installation

On Saturday, September 13, The Rev. Canon Dr. Wendy Fletcher was installed as Renison's new Principal and Vice-Chancellor. Watch the ceremony online.

convocation fall 2014

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