2018 Social Work 50th Anniversary Celebrations

TARGET: All years

DATE & TIME: Friday, October 12, 2018 | 7pm - 9pm

LOCATION: "The Battery" on Signal Hill, Memorial University

DESCRIPTION: Memorial University’s School of Social Work invites you on October 12, 2018 to join us for a reception that’s 50 years in the making. It’s an opportunity to see familiar faces, remember days gone by, share in some laughter and enjoy some hors d’oeuvres.

2018 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.

We hope you can join us in marking this great milestone and learning about the legacy left behind! 

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of 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.

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!

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Alumni Affairs and Development

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