Events

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    Past Events

    • 2017 Paul Cheng Memorial Lecture

      6th Sep 2017 12:00 pm to 6th Sep 2017 12:00 pm
      6th Sep 2017 12:00:pm


      The Paul Cheng Memorial Lecture was established in memory of Paul Cheng, an alumnus of UBC School of Social Work and a dedicated member of the BC social work community. Join us to recognize the 2017 Inspiring Social Work Award recipient. Please RSVP before August 25, 2017.

    • School Orientation 2017

      6th Sep 2017 9:30 am to 6th Sep 2017 9:30 am
      6th Sep 2017 9:30:am


      The School of Social Work will be having a School Orientation for all students on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. All students will need to attend. Registration will open at 9:45 am. Please click into the link above for updates.

    • Workshop: Child and Family Polyvictimization

      28th Jul 2017 9:30 am to 28th Jul 2017 9:30 am
      28th Jul 2017 9:30:am


      In studies of co-occurring victimization within a family, current literature often focus on individual violence and fail to cover three forms of violence or more in a family. The research of Professor Chan Ko Ling Edward (Professor of Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong) fills this gap by using families, instead of individuals, as units. Join us for his presentation on the concept of family polyvictimization.

    • Extractivism, Community Responses and Social Justice Communications

      5th Jul 2017 12:00 pm to 5th Jul 2017 12:00 pm
      5th Jul 2017 12:00:pm


      How are communities responding to mining and natural resource projects? Join Dr. Dorothy Kidd (University of San Francisco, Dept. of Media Studies) to look at the ways communities are challenging corporate arguments, representing their own stories, connecting with allies, and constructing new ideas and identities. Click inside to learn more and to RSVP.

    • Alternative Knowledge Making: Workshop on Innovative Qualitative Methodologies

      27th Apr 2017 10:00 am to 27th Apr 2017 10:00 am
      27th Apr 2017 10:00:am


      This free workshop provides a space for researchers and students who are interested in developing methodological skills through films, role plays and class exercises. We welcome those who are conducting all forms of qualitative research and interpretive analysis for their dissertations and thesis projects. Capacity is limited, please click inside this event to RSVP.

    • Beneath the Surface: Inuit Miners at Rankin Inlet, 1957-62

      3rd Jan 2017 4:15 pm to 3rd Jan 2017 4:15 pm
      3rd Jan 2017 4:15:pm


      Join us at this screening of the film “Beneath the Surface”, a look at Inuit colonial history. All students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited.

    • Field Education Practice Conference

      3rd Jan 2017 to 3rd Jan 2017
      3rd Jan 2017


      The Practice Conference will be on January 3-4, 2017.

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      28th Nov 2016 5:30 pm to 28th Nov 2016 5:30 pm
      28th Nov 2016 5:30:pm


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 Policy presents "Sense and Debility: How disability figures in progressive social policy", with Dr. Catherine Frazee (by video). Catherine Frazee is Professor Emerita in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University and was Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission from 1989 to 1992. RSVP to this free event today.

    • Engaging People with Dementia in Research: Pushing the Envelope

      26th Oct 2016 4:00 pm to 26th Oct 2016 4:00 pm
      26th Oct 2016 4:00:pm


      Dr. John Keady (University of Manchester) will be leading this workshop on inclusive and participatory approaches to conducting research with people with dementia. This colloquium is an opportunity for researchers, students, and people with dementia to come together to share experiences and new ideas. Click on the link above to learn more.

    • Antígonas: Women’s Tribunal (A Play from Colombia)

      26th Sep 2016 7:30 pm to 26th Sep 2016 7:30 pm
      26th Sep 2016 7:30:pm


      The UBC Memory and Justice Research Stream, UBC Theatre and Film, School of Social Work and the Latin American Studies Program present this modern adaptation of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone, performed by the Colombian theatre group Tramaluna Teatro.

    • 2016 Paul Cheng Memorial Lecture

      6th Sep 2016 12:00 pm to 6th Sep 2016 12:00 pm
      6th Sep 2016 12:00:pm


      The Paul Cheng Memorial Lecture was established in memory of Paul Cheng, an alumnus of UBC School of Social Work and a dedicated member of the BC social work community. Join us to recognize the 2016 Inspiring Social Work Award recipients and hear their insights in a panel discussion. Please RSVP before August 26, 2016.

    • School Orientation

      6th Sep 2016 9:45 am to 6th Sep 2016 9:45 am
      6th Sep 2016 9:45:am


      The School of Social Work will be having a School Orientation for all students on the first day of classes, September 6, 2016. All students will need to attend. Registration will open at 9:45 am. Please click into the link above for the full program.

    • Researching Dementia: Confessions of a Sociologist

      18th Aug 2016 4:00 pm to 18th Aug 2016 4:00 pm
      18th Aug 2016 4:00:pm


      **This colloquium has been cancelled. Please visit the CRPD website for more on future events.** Part of the Colloquium Series from the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia, this colloquium is intended to provide an opportunity for open discussions amongst people with dementia and their family members, health professionals and researchers. In this colloquium, Dr. Nicholas Jenkins (University of the West of Scotland) will be speaking about his research activities conducted with people with dementia over the past three years to provide a ‘warts and all’ account of these participatory research processes. Click on the link above to learn more.

    • Rethinking Law in the Domain of Decision-making and Dementia

      26th Jul 2016 4:00 pm to 26th Jul 2016 4:00 pm
      26th Jul 2016 4:00:pm


      Part of the Colloquium Series from the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia, this colloquium is a chance for persons with dementia, family members, health professionals and researchers to engage in dialogue about emerging research. In this colloquium, Dr. Sue Jarrad will explore the area of mediation and advance care directives. Click on the link above to learn more.

    • Inclusion, Citizenship and Democratic Participation

      15th Jun 2016 10:00 am to 15th Jun 2016 10:00 am
      15th Jun 2016 10:00:am


      The Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship would like to invite you to an important beginning dialogue about increasing the democratic participation of people with intellectual disabilities. Please join us if you are a self- advocate, family member, service providing organization, advocate, policy maker, educator, government representative or an elected official. There is no cost to attend. Click on the link above to learn more and to RSVP.

    • Policy, Citizenship, and Experience: A Braided Narrative

      14th Jun 2016 4:00 pm to 14th Jun 2016 4:00 pm
      14th Jun 2016 4:00:pm


      Part of the Colloquium Series from the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia, this colloquium is intended to facilitate discussion between service providers, researchers, policy makers and people with dementia and their family members. In this colloquium, Dr. Clive Baldwin (St. Thomas University) will explore how narrative can act as a bridge over the divide between personal experience and the policy-making process, and thus can be viewed as a means to promote citizenship at various levels. Click on the link above to learn more.

    • The 2015 Dr. Richard B. Splane Lecture in Social Policy

      16th Nov 2015 5:30 pm to 16th Nov 2015 5:30 pm
      16th Nov 2015 5:30:pm


      MAKING PEACE: POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR HEALING INUIT COLONIAL EXPERIENCES A public lecture by Piita Irniq, former Commissioner of Nunavut Territory Between 1955 and the mid-1960s, Inuit in the Canadian eastern Arctic underwent one of the fastest cultural changes of any population in recorded history. From a life on the land, centered around extended family...

    • Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-up Call with Guest Speaker: Arthur Manuel – Oct 21st, 2015

      21st Oct 2015 9:00 am to 21st Oct 2015 9:00 am
      21st Oct 2015 9:00:am


      Unsettling Canada: A conversation on decolonizing the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in BC and Canada Arthur Manuel, Co-author, with Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson, of Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-up Call, Manuel will discuss the political struggles documented in his recent book, and the project of decolonizing the relationship between In-digenous and non-Indigenous...

    • 2015 Inspiring Social Worker Of The Year Award – Paul Cheng Memorial Lecture

      8th Sep 2015 12:00 pm to 8th Sep 2015 12:00 pm
      8th Sep 2015 12:00:pm


      We cordially invite you to join us to celebrate the presentation of 2015 Inspiring Social Worker Of The Year Award at the Paul Cheng Memorial Lecture Keynote Speaker: Stephen Quinlan Winner of this newly established Award Light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to sowk.dir@ubc.ca before August 15, 2015   Flyer for Paul Cheng Memorial...

    • Trauma-informed practice ahead: Critical engagements and concrete strategies

      15th Jun 2015 9:00 am to 15th Jun 2015 9:00 am
      15th Jun 2015 9:00:am


      Field Education June 15th Flyer – Trauma-informed practice ahead: Critical engagements and concrete strategies   UBC School of Social Work Field Education presents Trauma-informed practice ahead: Critical engagements and concrete strategies Monday, June 15th, 2015 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Canadian Memorial United Church and the Centre for Peace 1825 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver, BC...

    • Everyday Ethics in Professional Life: Social Work as Ethics Work

      20th May 2015 1:30 pm to 20th May 2015 1:30 pm
      20th May 2015 1:30:pm


      Social work practice is in a constant state of change, as it is deeply embedded in welfare systems that are subject to political, economic, social and cultural shifts and crises. Notable trends in the last few decades include the growing technicisation, managerialisation and marketization of public service professions. This is resulting in less personal engagement between social workers and service users, reduced professional autonomy, increased public accountability and greater influence of private profit. At the same time, there has been a 'turn to ethics' in both the academic literature and in the fields of public policy. This presentation will examine the nature of the 'turn to ethics' and the implications for social work practice.