2022-2023 Year in Review

After a 2.5 year pause due to COVID, co-chairs Drs. Melissa Redmond and Ilyan Ferrer reinvigorated and recharged the Centre for Studies in Poverty and Social Citizenship (CSPSC), housed within Carleton’s School of Social Work.   CSPSC’s full return to operations included staffing announcements, an improved submission process, and new supports for Social Work students.

September 2022

Hiring of Centre Coordinator

The Centre for Studies in Poverty and Social Citizenship was pleased to report the hiring of Dave Cavana as the Centre’s Coordinator and Administrative Support.   Located in RM 619, Dunton Tower, Dave is responsible for the day-to-day operations of CSPSC, which assists and supports faculty and students in the creation and dissemination of innovative and critical Social Work research.

November 2022

Reconnecting with FPA

We reconnected with FPA, including Jonathan Malloy, Associate Dean (Research and International) to discuss the function of CSPSC as a faculty research centre, and opportunities for expansion.  Also, we began conversations with the Faculty of Public Affairs Research Facilitators to explore funding and grant opportunities for CSPSC.

December 2022

CSPSC Research Support Opens

The Centre became available to support faculty projects, which could include assembly of grant proposals, website management, training and management of research assistance, and more.  Project Submissions are open for faculty to submit on our website, in the  Request Research Support portal. Projects will be reviewed and selected by the CSPSC Project Selection Committee.

Website Re-design

The Centre completed a comprehensive website redesign, increasing usability and navigation.   To assist faculty in submitting their projects, a Request Research Support Portal was built to streamline the application process to the Centre.

January 2023

Student Conference Support Program

The Centre for Studies on Poverty and Social Citizenship was pleased to announce a new Student Conference Support Program.  In line with the Centre’s mission to support critical and innovative Social Work knowledge dissemination, applications opened to any current part-time or full-time Social Work student (BSW, MSW, PhD) whose work has been accepted to a conference.   Up to $500 per project could be awarded, and if there is more than one student, funds will be split evenly between each member.

The purpose of the funds is to assist in covering ancillary costs of attending a conference, such as travel or lodging.

Applications can be completed via the CSPSC website here.  (https://carleton.ca/cspsc/request-research-support-student-conference-support/)

February 2023

Student Conference Support – Abstract Development

Dr. Redmond introduced the new funding application process for the Student Conference Support Program, and discussed conference abstract development.   This event is representative of our commitment to developing opportunities for research among Social Work students.

Moving Forward

We look forward to further engaging with Social Work faculty and students, as we relaunch the centre.  This summer will see information sessions for Social Work faculty, a new Terms of Reference, and attendance at CASWE-ACFTS Conference in Toronto (Canadian Association for Social Work Educators).

For more information about the centre, contact cspsc@carleton.ca, or visit Dunton Tower RM 619.