Since its founding in 2005 with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Boston College’s Center on Aging & Work has provided a strong, informed voice advocating for our nation’s aging workforce. Learn more about the Center in this Q&A with co-director Jacquelyn James.
Earlier this month, five BCSSW professors and one school staffer took part in the Grand Challenges for Social Work Policy Conference held at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis. They included Stephanie Berzin who presented on Policy Recommendations to Harness Technology for Social Good, and Ruth McRoy who led a discussion on how to Achieve Equal Opportunity and Justice.
BC Social Work’s international doctoral program in social welfare is a unique collaboration between BCSSW and other Jesuit universities in Mexico and Chile.
BCSSW was well represented at this year’s SSWR Annual Meeting in Washington: 15 faculty members and 13 PhD candidates presented papers and posters or moderated at 38 different sessions over the course of the weekend, while covering a wide range of topics.
His quest to inform the world that “social isolation kills” at a level similar to smoking has taken him all over the globe, from California to Singapore and beyond. Most recently, he presented on the topic at Universitat Ramon Llull in Barcelona, Spain.
In January, hundreds of the foremost thinkers in social work higher education gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana for the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference. The chair of this year’s event was SSWR Vice President James Lubben, who is Professor and Louise McMahon Ahearn Chair at the Boston College School of Social Work.