HALIFAX, March 31, 2005 - The School of Social work at Dalhousie University has had an active affirmative action program since the mid-1970's in a bid to diversify its student body and the social work profession. This study, sponsored by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, compares the labour market experience of graduates from designated groups with "mainstream" graduates at both the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Masters of Social Work (MSW) levels. It provides a rare empirical examination of the role of affirmative action in education for the professions.
Researchers Wanda Thomas Bernard, Nancy MacDonald and Fred Wien examined the outcome of an affirmative action program at the School of Social Work and report their findings at the conference on:Racial Violence and the Colour Line of the New World OrderApril 1-2, 2005
The Labour Market Experience of Social Work Graduates: Exploring the Role of Affirmative Action in Education
Friday, April 1, 2005 at 12:30 pm
Student Union Building, MacInnes Room
6136 University Ave.
Contact: Anne Marrian, Program Director, CRRF 416.660.0810 (in Halifax, by cell)
Patrick Hunter, Communications, CRRF 1.888.240.4936 or 416.952.8359
Conference website : http://jamesrjohnstonchair.dal.ca/johnston_6513.html