Social Work

Youth programs in the arts can help prevent violent behaviours: professor

A summer camp program serving youth in east Scarborough—blocks from the site of a July 16 shooting that killed two and injured many times that—has the potential to save lives, says an associate professor of social work at the University of Windsor.

The DAREarts summer camp works with youths aged 9 to 19 years from schools in high-priority neighbourhoods, empowering them to make better life choices.

Tenacious student credits success to UWindsor support

Jennifer Bauder hopes, when she graduates from UWindsor, to work in a field providing counseling to women and children. In the meantime, this mother of two, who is studying social work and disability studies, has some advice for her fellow students: “Don’t be too proud to ask for help.”

Bauder, who has a visual disability, credits Anthony Gomez, a disability advisor and assistive technologist in the University’s Educational Development Centre, among those who helped her along the path to a B-plus grade in a required statistics course.

Campus mourns death of retired faculty member

Campus flags will be lowered Thursday, May 31, in memory of retired professor of social work James Clark, who died May 21. He joined the University of Windsor faculty in 1969 and retired in 1990.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at the DailyNews publication deadline.

UWindsor reveals vision for downtown campus

Preliminary renderings of the University of Windsor’s downtown campus were revealed by president Alan Wildeman during a media conference Wednesday, April 17, in the Windsor Armouries.

“The University of Windsor is creating new spaces where our students, faculty and staff can be engaged in innovative teaching, learning and discovery, and where they can more effectively partner with the arts community and social agencies to make a difference,” Dr. Wildeman said.

Social work researcher explores how Confucianism oppresses women

Growing up in a region of the world that’s steeped in the ancient traditions of Confucianism, Sung Hyun Yun never gave it a second thought when his mother explained to him that he didn’t need to be in the kitchen helping with the dishes because he was a boy.

“It was very natural to accept gender-based norms and behaviour,” said Dr. Yun, a professor in the School of Social Work, who was born and raised in Busan, South Korea’s second-largest city.

Information fair to provide networking opportunity

The local branch of the Ontario Association of Social Workers is hosting an information fair on campus Tuesday to bring service agencies and students together.

The event is free to students, says the association’s treasurer, Derek Conliffe.

“It provides a networking opportunity for students and agencies in Windsor and Essex County to come out and talk about the many services the agencies provide in the area,” he said.

It runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 6 in the CAW Student Centre’s Ambassador Auditorium, and offers free refreshments.

Contest winner makes a match

Elizabeth Donnelly is quite the matchmaker. The assistant professor of social work matched all the correct answer in yesterday’s DailyNews trivia contest, winning two tickets to see the University Players production of Emma.

Dr. Donnelly’s name was drawn from all those who identified Emma Woodhouse and her true love George Knightly, as well as the film Clueless, which loosely retold their story.