Stephanie Brueck and Matt Pecoraro embody the diversity of opportunity inherent for those who understand how neuroscience impacts social work, and vice versa.
This semester, Innovate@BCSW is following the experiences of several BC Social Work students who have embarked on international field education placements in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. This is the final post from Samantha Williams, who is working at Universidad Iberomericana in Mexico City.
The most recent installment of BC Social Work’s Winston Leadership Series, run by the BC Center for Social Innovation in partnership with the United Way, featured Rich Greif.
In this third post from her international field education placement on the island of Lesvos, Greece, Skylar Chew writes about some of the relationships she’s cultivated with peers, as well as successes integrating into the local culture.
This semester, Innovate@BCSW is following the experiences of four BC Social Work students who have embarked on international field education placements in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. This blog post comes from Kit Stebbins who is working at Jesuit Refugee Services in Nairobi, Kenya.
Skylar Chew is working on the Greek island of Lesvos in a shelter for unaccompanied minors who have fled from dangerous situations in their home countries in hopes of finding freedom, asylum, and opportunities for a better life in Europe.
The reports, Race and Income Equity in Childcare and Race, Poverty, and Equity in Neighborhood Transportation, are the products of a months-long data analysis conducted with the Obama Administration’s Office of Science and Technology Partnerships (OSTP) that was designed to investigate how race, income, and places affect access to opportunity.
MSW candidate Krystalbella Murnane-Victorelli discusses the work she is doing at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in Siem Reap.
MSW candidate Samantha Williams recounts one of the most memorable days at her placement, providing insight into what it’s like to conduct business in Mexico, a “wonderfully complex country.”
The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute was founded a year following Louis’ death, in 1994, to address the injustices of a system that doesn’t support families with children who are victims of violence. Its stated mission is to provide a center for “healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities impacted by murder, trauma, grief, and loss.”
In this Q&A with Professor Dearing, she discusses some of the main ideas and impetuses behind the book, and what it means to her to contribute to a conversation intent on increasing the social impact that we all can have, especially when working together for the greater good.