Read responses from four current BCSSW student leaders, as they reflect on their career choice.
Second–year MSW candidate Jeffrey Sierra is spending the 2016-2017 academic year as an esteemed Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Minority Fellow. In this Q&A with Innovate, he discusses what the fellowship entails, past experiences in City Year and the Peace Corps that helped to prepare him for Boston College, and his hopes for the future.
The group is working on a project to create specific measureable indicators related to the sustainable development goals outlined during the UN’s conference on housing and urban development called Habitat III.
The study aims to analyze factors in the workplace that affect health and safety, including such measures as exposures to workplace policies and practices, work-related stress, and physical health hazards like lifting and bending.
The newly tenured rising star at BCSSW continues to be in demand for her unique approach to promoting effective social work with systematically oppressed populations in higher education.
On November 11th, BCSSW was honored to hear from the NIJ’s communications director on “Turning Powerful Ideas into Meaningful Change: How to Translate Research to Support its Use,” offering specific techniques to the social worker or academic seeking to advocate for new policy based on study findings.
Since arriving on campus in 2012, Afua Laast has been hard at work in her ambitions to build a more just community at Boston College. Last year, she was acknowledged with both a Heights Momentum Award and an Ever to Excel honor for her ongoing commitment to promoting dialogue around issues of race, sexuality, and disability rights.
Dispatches from the Field is a monthly feature at Innovate@BCSW designed to showcase the school’s commitment to field education, and to fostering fruitful relationships with organizations, both in Boston and around the world, who are providing critical services to those living at the margins of society.
Leaders in the field participated in a panel discussion that addressed the exploitation of immigrants, including fraud, scams, and financial threats to the foreign born living in America, as well as resources for lawyers and social workers working to mitigate these threats.
Dorothy Book Scholar and Associate Dean of Research David Takeuchi and Assistant Professor Samantha Teixeira have co-edited a special edition issue of the W.E.B. Du Bois Review, a journal based at Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. The topic of this fall’s installment of the review is race and environmental equity.