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October 26, 2016
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Faculty of Social Work Courses

You must be registered in the Faculty of Social Work to take a Walls to Bridges course.

Fall 2016         SK507 - Social Justice and Transformative Social Work Practice

Transformative social work practice is understood to encompass critical reflexivity and action that aims to disrupt current social inequalities and manifestations of power inherent in the delivery of social services and community work. The fluid concept of social justice will be deconstructed and explored through a variety of theoretical lenses including, but not limited to Indigenous, anti-racist, feminist, queer, disability and transnational perspectives. Theories of progressive social change practices will be explored in order to lead the student to think about concepts such as colonialism, intersectionality, power and resistance within social work practices. Students will also be encouraged to engage in reflexivity with regards to their own experiences of intersecting identities and how they are situated within relations of power.

Instructor: Dr. Shoshana Pollack,

Students will receive an email in late spring or early summer (even those entering their first year) announcing which Walls to Bridges courses will be available. The name of the course and the instructor information will also be provided. The available W2B courses will also be listed in the MSW registration guide. Students must email the instructor a copy of their CV and a letter of interest. The instructor will contact you to set up a brief interview.  Unfortunately, due to limited space not all applicants will be able to take the course.  Upon acceptance into a class, contact in order to get help with registering through the LORIS system.

Please see Dr. Pollack's faculty website for further information about student experiences of the Walls to Bridges program.