Research at the School of Social Work

Research at the School

On the strength of Canada's two major intellectual traditions, anglophone and francophone, the Faculty of Social Sciences stands as a centre of excellence in knowledge creation, research and training. Driven by both disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, research at the Faculty is at once rich, innovative and varied, contributing to the depth and breadth of discussions on current issues here and elsewhere. And whether fundamental, theoretical, applied or action-oriented (action research), this research stems from proven expertise—most notably in Canada's Francophonie—and greatly influences individual communities and society in general.

In step with contemporary society on both the national and international fronts, the Faculty of Social Sciences fosters social innovation, creates and shares knowledge, promotes public policy development and builds research partnerships with the public and private sectors, as well as community organizations.

World of Ideas Features

Turning university research into a children’s book

To paint a fuller picture of children living with domestic violence, Social Work Professor Simon Lapierre did what no one before had ever done: ask children to talk about what they’re experiencing and write a book … for children.

Author: Simon Lapierre, School of Social Work

Regards critiques sur la maternité dans divers contextes sociaux

(in French) Our society often idealises motherhood. The authors question this view as well as the stereotype of the "good" mother and the unrealistic demands placed on women, while providingavenues for health and social workers.

Author: Simon Lapierre, School of Social Work

Le Canadien de Montréal. Une légende repensée.

(in French) This book studies the phenomenon that is the Canadiens de Montréal. Written for the sport's fan as well as the academic, it argues that popular cultural objects provide fodder for the researcher interested in collective behavior.

Author: Nicolas Moreau, School of Social Work

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