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Taking Place D     Created by Sandra Brewster

"The objective of this painting is to depict a sense of history, conveying - through portraiture - visual representations of issues concerning contemporary society and human condition. A personal reflection, this work is a continuing search for self."  

How to Cook in 'At Risk' Community     Created by Colanthony Humphrey

"The purpose of this painting is to raise awreness in those who do not understand or know what it is like to live in at risk communities."

Unity     Created by Arijit Debnath

"Diversity, communication, unity - these are the three important aspects surrounding social work that is represented in this piece. It serves to convery the true colours of the experience of what it is like helping people who face disabilties and disadvantages."


Artist: Unknown

Social Justice

Artist: Unknown

Community from the Roots Up   

Created by SKETCH Collaborating Artists: Garry Wood, Hamid Eshetar, Sue Cohen Francesea Nocera

"People are reaching through the roots of a great tree, following up into the branches, growing towards the sun, together."

Diversity Rising            Created by Roxane Tracey

"This piece illuminates how the field of social work helps to cltivate the rich beauty and diversity of our communities."

Out of the Closets & into the Libraries        Created by Daryl Vocat

"The slogan Out of the Closets and into the Libraries is a revised version of an early gap liberation slogan, Out of the Closets and into the Streets. In the early days of gay liberation this slogan was used as a way to emphasize the value of being open and honest, and to promote queer visibility. One of the few ways to challenge negative stereotypes about queer sexuality is to be open about it."

Jeff Edmunds, Student Affairs Coordinator

Honour With Us!

For over 30 years Jeff Edmunds has been a friend, a counsellor, and adviser, a leader, our biggest supporter and advocate. He is the pillar of the School of Social Work who is greatly loved and missed. We wish him a long, happy and adventurous retirement!

Help us honour Jeff by creating a scholarship for students in his name, and to also keep his presence with us, in our school, for years to come.

Please click on the link below for more details:

Jeff Edmunds Award Brochure

or donate on line:

If you have any inquiries, please contact us at:


YouTube New Window

Click on the YouTube icon or on the link below to view a fantastic short film about the School of Social work, created by Dr. Samantha Wehbi!


March Break at Ryerson

March 16, 2015 - March 20, 2015

A week of special tours, presentations and our March Break Open House for prospective students

Radicalized Canadians Abroad

March 18, 2015

Guest speaker will be Amarnath Amarasingam, SSHRC Canada Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University and co-principal investigator at the University of Waterloo for a study of Canadian “foreign fighters"

Europe & Middle East Tea House

March 19, 2015

Europe Middle East Tea House

John Ralston Saul hosts: A New Conversation

March 23, 2015

Indigenous and new Canadian perspectives on Canada


For a full list of events going on at ryerson, please visit Ryerson's Event Page here.


Click on the image above to read more about Dr. Friedman's Mommyblogs and Changing Face of Motherhood publication.
Click on the image above to read more about Dr. Baskin's Strong Helpers' Teachings publication.
Click on the image above to read more about Drs. Friedman and Schultermandl publication.
Click on the image above to read more about Dr. Poole's Behind the Rhetoric: Mental Health Recovery in Ontario publication.
Click on the image above to read more about Mothering and Blogging: The Radical Art of the MommyBlog publication, edited by Drs. Friedman and Calixte.
Click on the image above to read more about Dr. Whebi's Community Organizing Against Homophobia and Heterosexixm: The World Through Rainbow-Colored Glasses publication.
Click on the image above to read more about Promoting Community Change: Making it Happen in the Real World. Authors: Drs. Henry Parada, Lisa Barnoff, Ken Moffatt, and Mark S. Homan.

Social Work in the News

School of Social Work is now on Twitter!