Social Work

Betty Jo BarrettProfessor Betty Jo Barrett will lead the fall 2022 Walls to Bridges course “Tough Chicks.”

Applications open for course to bring learning to correctional settings

Applications are now open for the fall 2022 Walls to Bridges course “Tough Chicks: Representations of Women’s Strength and Anger in Popular Culture and Society.”

This will be the fifth Walls to Bridges course offered by Women’s and Gender Studies in the School of Social Work at South West Detention Centre. The classes are taught in jails, prison, and community correctional settings, bringing together students who have been incarcerated with those enrolled in university programs.

cover of the book “Queer and Trans Madness”In his book “Queer and Trans Madness,” professor Merrick Pilling provides the first comprehensive application of Mad Studies to LGBTQ experiences of mental distress.

Event to launch book challenging neutrality of psychiatric chart

Merrick Pilling, professor of women’s and gender studies in the School of Social Work, examines the intersection of sexuality and psychiatry.
sketch of people in walkathonThe Disability Studies Student Association presents the Rock Your Socks Down Syndrome Day Walk on Sunday, March 20.

Sunday stroll to support Down syndrome charity

The Disability Studies Student Association presents the Rock Your Socks Down Syndrome Day Walk on Sunday, March 20.
Stephanie LattyStephanie Latty will present “Care as a ‘Text for Living’: Black Feminisms, Violence and Liberation” over Zoom at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Police violence against Black women subject of lecture

A free public lecture March 15 will explore police violence against Black women and girls in Canada.

Art Gallery of WindsorMembers of the disability community of all ages and artistic experiences are invited to submit creative works to an upcoming exhibition at the Art Gallery of Windsor.

Exhibition calls for submissions from disability community

The disability studies program in the School of Social Work is a co-sponsor of an upcoming exhibition at the Art Gallery of Windsor.
Adrian GutaSocial work professor Adrian Guta has been named the recipient of the Excellence in Research Award in the social sciences track by the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research and the Canadian Association for HIV Research.

Social work professor lauded for research into HIV/AIDS

Social work professor Adrian Guta has won national acclaim for his HIV and AIDS research.
Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-MthimkhuluStefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu is one of two presenters for the free public event “Non-carceral Approaches to Mental Distress in the Post-secondary Context,” on Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 15.

Event to examine caring approaches to mental distress

Carly Boyce and Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu will discuss “Non-carceral Approaches to Mental Distress” on Tuesday, Feb. 15.