The first edition of the School of Social Work’s seminar was held on April 21 and 22 at the University of Sherbrooke (U of S). Under the theme of Social Gerontology, this activity allowed to showcase the work of bachelor’s and master’s students, as well as research projects carried out by professors. All members of the University’s faculties as well as several partners from the health and social services network and from the community network were invited to this event.

Audrey Allard and Marika Lussier-Therrien, who are master’s students of the Chair, took the opportunity to present the results of their essays under the direction of Marie Beaulieu. Audrey’s presentation was on the effects of the In Hand-Respect Seniors Practice Guide (see Audrey’s project description for more details). Marika’s presentation was on the following subject: Older Adult Cyber-Bullying: Reflecting on Strategies and Ways to Counter It and the Social Worker’s Role (see Marika’s project description for more details). Their essays are currently under evaluation. As soon as the final version of these documents is submitted to the School of Social Work, it will be posted on the Chair’s website under the section Written Production.

Caroline Pelletier, a doctoral student under the direction of Marie Beaulieu, presented some Chair’s research related to the seminar’s theme. The conference was entitled: Gerontological Social Work: General Review and Some Examples from Countering Mistreatment of Older Adults.

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