Wilfrid Laurier University’s Faculty of Social Work (FSW) is hosting its 11th Annual Social Work Research Forum. The forum is an opportunity for social work researchers to share their findings, explore topics related to evidence and practice, and expand perspectives. It also provides master of social work students the opportunity to learn about research being conducted within the FSW community and the variety of methods that can be used in social work research.
The theme for this year’s forum is:
"Researching the margins: Methodological innovation, challenges, and researcher responsibilities."
Social work research often focuses its attention on those who are socially excluded, as in limited to society's margins and being disadvantaged. In this work, researchers often encounter philosophical, methodological, and practical obstacles. You are, therefore, invited to share your research emphasizing not only methodological innovations, but also challenges, and strategies to negotiate these challenges from an ethical and anti-colonial standpoint.