FASD: How can you help?

FASD: How can you help?

Tara is a first year Social Work student at MacEwan University. In her field placement is with Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), she works with clients who are challenged with a wide range of developmental limitations associated with the…

5 Rules for a Sterile OR

5 Rules for a Sterile OR

  Sterility is imperative in the operating room. One mistake can lead to a damaging infection or life-threatening infection. In the OR, patients are completely vulnerable to the actions of their nurses and surgeons, so it is important to take…

What Is Field Placement Really Like?

What Is Field Placement Really Like?

Tara is a first year social work student at Grant MacEwan University. She is a mature student who is just completing her first semester, and her first field placement. My current field placement is with Family and Community Support Services…

One Semester in Social Work

One Semester in Social Work

Passionate, supportive instructors are invaluable for Tara, a mature student. When I began my journey as a mature student I was excited and nervous, as I did not know what to expect. My experience began with an orientation of the…

What can you learn from blood spatters?

What can you learn from blood spatters?

You enter the crime scene and find a wall speckled with blood. At first glance, it’s hard to tell what happened. But there is a lot of information in those blood spatters, if you know how to find it. Police…

You Say Gross: I Say Fascinating

You Say Gross: I Say Fascinating

It is a winter morning in the Child Care Centre and the children are buzzing with excitement. They are gathered around a book learning about Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, imitating the┬áhissssssss that the large insects emit. They are anxiously waiting for…

Diamond Jubilee Medal for ELCC Grad

Diamond Jubilee Medal for ELCC Grad

Keely Yates (nee Purvis), a grad of the ELCC program was honoured this September with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her charitable work with the No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation.

This Year's Nursing Grads Get Jobs

This Year’s Nursing Grads Get Jobs

When this year’s nursing graduates began their degree at MacEwan University, a hiring freeze was in place. Now, Alberta Health Services wants to hire as many graduates as they can. Watch these BScN graduates react to the good news.

How did Hip Hop help this Arctic Community?

How did Hip Hop help this Arctic Community?

There are many way to deal with confront and overcome serious issues, including seemingly simple activities such as dancing and storytelling. Sean Arceta, a Social Work student at MacEwan University, traveled to a northern community with a team of people…

Special Needs Students Need Your Help

Special Needs Students Need Your Help

There is a shortage of Educational Assistants who work with students with Special Needs — find out how one MacEwan University graduate are helping in this specialized and very important field.