UQAT introduces unique rural social work course at Mont-Laurier centre

November 28, 2017

The Université de Québec a Abitibi-Témiscamingue has announced that it will be offering an exclusive and unique social work course at its Mont-Laurier center in January 2018. Stéphane Lapointe, director of the Mont-Laurier center, explained that the course was built from scratch to address the specific needs and realities of rural communities, and has not existed at any other university before. The course was developed from the recognition that social work must be conducted differently in rural areas and urban areas, and so the course was built around three axes: Rurality, rurality’s impact on the characteristics of locals, and the forms of intervention that best suit the context and ethics of rural life. UQAT