Alumni board member Bisrat Abebe, ’05, has spent his career providing crisis intervention and support to individuals and families in communities, behavioral health clinics, and hospital emergency room settings. Recently, he sat down with Innovate to discuss his commitment to the board and his alma mater, and his hopes for the School of Social Work moving forward.
Ashlen Nimmo, ’16, recently completed her 10-month international development fellowship in Abuja, Nigeria, while Maya Perlmann, ’17, will embark upon her work in Cairo, Egypt this coming August.
In this video diary from Commencement, recent graduate Skylar Chew reflects on what her global field education experience meant to her.
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.
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 Skylar Chew, who is working in Mytilini on the island of Lesvos, Greece.
In Bella Murnane-Victorelli’s third post from her placement in Siem Reap, she explores the reality that “the biggest gifts and lessons I will take home with me come from the close relationships and bonds I have formed.”
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.
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.
MSW candidate Krystalbella Murnane-Victorelli discusses the work she is doing at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in Siem Reap.