Applied Social Sciences

Rooted in Hope: Christians in Social Work
Dr. Jim Vanderwoerd, professor of social work and chair of the department of applied social sciences, reflects on the tension that exists for Christians working in the field of social work and how Redeemer is preparing its students to deal with that tension.
Does #MeToo include Christian universities?
New study finds independent Christian campuses may provide greater safety from sexual violence than their public counterparts.
Everything Has a Story
Clarence Keesman ‘98, executive director of youth drop-in centre The Refuge, encounters stories of brokenness and healing each and every day.
The Sacred Project of the Social Sciences
A worldview and sacred project are always behind our studies in social science. But whose sacred project are we investing in?
Transformation Through Education
For 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award winner Hank de Jong, classrooms aren’t about an end goal — they’re about transformation.
Welcoming the Stranger
Alumna Sarah Snider works with Micah House and Karam Kitchen, two different organizations with very similar goals: empowering and walking alongside refugees and newcomers.
Moving from Empathy to Compassion
20 members of the Redeemer community take part in day-long cross-cultural tour of the Woodland Cultural Centre and the Six Nations Reserve
Introducing Redeemer’s Applied Social Sciences program
The Sociology/Social Work program has always been interdisciplinary. The new name highlights Redeemer’s approach to the two disciplines.
A Walk Towards Humility
Social work student Kendra Slagter '18 reflects on a term spent in Uganda.
Local and Global Renewal
Alumnus Hank de Jong establishes EduDeo Campus 621 in the heart of Hamilton’s neighbourhood revitalization
Relationship Violence: Are Christian colleges safer?
Are Christian colleges safer for women? Redeemer researcher looks for answers about sexual assault on Christian campuses.
Fond Farewells
Prof. Patricia Slade and Dr. Dirk Windhorst to retire
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