Fighting for First Nations children

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On Sept. 27, the Institute for Health and Social Policy will host a lecture by Cindy Blackstock titled Culturally based equity for children: A cornerstone for reconciliation. Blackstock is Executive Director and co-founder of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, and a professor in the School of Social Work.

Broadbent Institute honours two faculty members

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The Broadbent Institute, Canada’s leading progressive, independent organization championing change through the promotion of democracy, equality and sustainability, has honoured faculty members Cindy Blackstock and Daniel Weinstock.

Cindy Blackstock wins Human Rights Award

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The Law Society of Upper Canada has named Cindy Blackstock, from the School of Social Work, as one of the winners of the 2016 Human Rights Award. Established in 2013, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of human rights and/or the promotion of the rule of law provincially, nationally or internationally.

Cindy Blackstock joins School of Social Work

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Cindy Blackstock was catapulted into the headlines earlier this year when the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal made a landmark ruling in favour of her complaint that the federal government financially discriminates against First Nations children. Blackstock has now joined McGill’s School of Social Work.

Ten researchers and scholars named as Royal Society of Canada Fellows

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Today, the Royal Society of Canada announced the induction of 89 new Fellows, ten of which are McGill researchers and scholars. They join the more than 160 McGill-affiliated Fellows inducted to the Society since 1966.