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News Digest

New UCalgary Resource on Anti-Black Racism

The University of Calgary's Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has created a great new website: Taking Action Against Anti-Black Racism. The new site includes important information including:

  • Black Albertans You Should Know;
  • Books by & on Black Canadians; 
  • films about Black experience;
  • statistical profiles; and,
  • How to get involved.

Go to the Resource

Recruiting Near-Peer Mentors

The Transforming the Field Education Landscape project is recruiting BSW & MSW students to be part of Canada's first social work Near-Peer mentorship program.  

3rd year BSW Students

4th year BSW and MSW Students


Upcoming events

Student News

Two social work students among TEDxYYC 2020 featured speakers

Keeta Gladue attempts to decolonize Disney princesses, while Byanca Nimijean talks about the importance of speaking up when it matters...

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How I'm spending my summer: Making cross-cultural connections in health care

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Class of 2020: Undergrad didn’t think research was for her until she discovered how it can create change

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Class of 2020: Cohort’s support in the face of tragedy ‘the epitome of social work’

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Virtual Mental Health Training Programs (Online Professional Development)

  1. Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Intervention Training

    Open to all UCalgary students, faculty, and staff

    QPR is an evidence-based suicide prevention training that teaches participants how to recognize and support someone who may be having thoughts of suicide.

    Multiple QPR training sessions will be running in Fall 2020.

    Learn more here >>

  2. The Inquiring Mind Student Mental Health Training

    Open to all UCalgary students

    In this 2-part training, offered in collaboration with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, participants will learn ways they can support their own mental health and resiliency, as well as support others and reduce stigma. 

    For further details and training offerings >>

Employment spotlight

Some current employment opportunities, see below for a full list of employment, funding and international opportunities. 

Want to move to the Coast?

Vancouver Coastal Health is currently hiring social workers. According to their website they offer social work services "in a variety of settings such as acute care, rehabilitation, mental health, and community outreach services and support all age groups including infants, children and youth, adults and older adults. You can choose a cutting-edge teaching and academic centre in which leading technology, advanced practice and research go hand-in-hand; or practice in a small community where your broader skills are fully utilized. You’ll find challenges in specialized programs from Primary to Tertiary Care"

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Funding & Research, International and Employment Opportunities

Funding & Research Opportunities

Funding & Research Opportunities

International Opportunities

International Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Current Undergraduate Students

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