50th Anniversary Celebrations!

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In 2018, the School of Social Work at Memorial University of Newfoundland celebrates its 50th Anniversary of Professional Social Work Education. This marks fifty years since the Memorial University Senate received a report recommending the establishment of a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree, thus marking the initial steps toward becoming the professional school it is today.

Dr. Frank Turner was recruited as the first director of the then Department of Social Welfare, with a mandate to develop the BSW for Memorial University. The school’s foundations incorporated influences from the U.K., U.S.A. and the rest of Canada, built on social work traditions already established in this province and committed itself to Memorial University’s special obligation to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The offerings at the school have since evolved to include a Bachelor of Social Work as a Second Degree, as well as Master of Social Work and Doctoral programs.

Join us to celebrate this great milestone and learn about the legacy left behind!

School of Social Work 50th Anniversary Celebration!
Friday, Oct. 12, 2018
7-9 p.m.

The Battery

Come see familiar faces, remember days gone by, see old class photos, share some laughter and enjoy some hors d'oeuvres and entertainment.

COST: General Ticket - $30 per person / Student Ticket - $20 per person

OTHER DETAILS: Dress attire is business casual | Free parking onsite

CONTACT: Any questions can be directed to socialworkalumni@mun.ca  

REGISTER: Click the button below to register and buy tickets!

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of professional social work education in the province, Alumni and Friends have started a fund that will support educational endeavours that complement the student’s academic pursuits at Memorial University of Newfoundland's School of Social Work.

Please consider giving a gift to support these endeavours. You can do so through the event registration form's donation field or by calling Michelle Smith-Antle, Development Officer with the Office of Development, at 709-864-8791.

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School of Social Work

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000