A Refuge from the Streets

Having spent time homeless herself, Prof. Suzanne Stewart envisions a new kind of shelter – one that truly understands and cares for Indigenous women

The Hidden Epidemic

Prof. Esme Fuller-Thomson researches the devastating effects of child abuse on health. Now she wants to ensure all survivors get the help they need

Is Child Abuse Linked to Cancer?

Chances of developing health problems are greater for childhood abuse survivors

U of T’s World Wide Web

The university’s scholars are collaborating with partners in every region of the globe to answer questions that challenge us all

Team Health

City residents without a health card get care from U of T undergrads

Changing Lives for 100 Years

U of T’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work celebrates its centennial

Tower Trouble

In India, urban renewal schemes and corruption have created a violent economy around the demolition of apartment buildings

Illustration by Stéphane Poirier

The Bully Who is Everywhere

The Internet makes it easy to be mean. No wonder cyberbullying among teens has everyone worried.

The Science of Mindfulness

Researchers are producing mountains of evidence that meditation can boost satisfaction, improve health and reduce burnout

How Mindfulness Helps

Studies show that mindfulness meditation improves everything from stress to binge eating

Screen Time

Online courses are big, bold and potentially game-changing for higher education

Courtesy of Lorie Shekter-Wolfson

A Woman’s Place

Dorothy Shekter was often told she didn’t belong at university. But she persevered — and did some amazing things as a social worker

Social Work Receives $15 Million

Faculty renamed in honour of Lynn Factor and Sheldon Inwentash

Why Kids Keep Quiet about Abuse

Social isolation and rigid gender roles within the family are two factors, says prof

Keeping Kids Safe

Donations will help fight Internet bullying and improve welfare services for children and their families

Emotional Welfare

Ontario’s social assistance program too complicated, impersonal, study suggests

Grand Role Models

Grandparents are important emotional guides for adult grandchildren

An Internet for Everyone

Co-operating in research on technology, and finding innovation

Mentoring a Part of Social Work

Program brings back master of social work alumni to help new grads develop job search strategies and make contacts

Abuse Is Not Just Physical

National study reveals that most child welfare investigations are due to neglect and emotional abuse

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