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.
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...
Virtual Mental Health Training Programs (Online Professional Development)
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.
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.
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"