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Innovate@BCSocialWork blog

Innovate@BCSocialWork provides an interactive space for those who are committed to social justice.

Westy Egmont podcast

Senior Writer Nate Herpich speaks with Professor Westy Egmont, who paints a portrait as to what life is like for refugees in today's world.

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BCSSW is one of the top ten social work schools nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2017 rankings.


Rocío Calvo and Victor Figuereo

Student Spotlight

PhD Candidate Addresses the Racialization of Latinos through Innovative Research

This past spring, BCSSW doctoral candidate Victor Figuereo was awarded the Pinderhughes Fellowship given annually to an outstanding African-American PhD student at the School. Victor is now in his third year at BCSSW, and is hard at work to earn his degree, expected in 2019, under the tutelage of mentor Rocío Calvo. He is also a member of the school’s Latino Leadership Initiative, and specifically, he is part of the LLI’s Latino Research Seminar, a program designed to address the disparity of Latino professors in higher education.

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Neuroscience Alumni Build Networks Between the Brain and Social Work

Research Spotlight

Neuroscience Alumni Build Networks Between the Brain and Social Work

When Associate Professor Jessica Black set out to establish her innovative program merging neuroscience with social work, she knew that, in order for it to be truly successful, it would need to impact the most students as possible. From the clinical concentrator dedicated to serving those living at the margins on the front lines, to the macro specialist with aspirations of one day occupying a major public office, each could benefit greatly from understanding the impact of social context on brain development.      

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