50th Anniversary Celebrations!

We are having a celebration! 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!
Date: Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, 7-9 p.m.
Location: Battery Facility
Cost: General Ticket - $30 per person / Student Ticket - $20 per person. Click the button below to register and buy tickets!

Come see familiar faces, remember days gone by, see old class photos, share some laughter and enjoy some hors d'oeuvres and entertainment. Any questions can be directed to socialworkalumni@mun.ca

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Social Work 50th Anniversary School, Alumni Class & Colleague Events

Are you interested in coordinating an event over the weekend to celebrate with your class or colleagues? Have a question or suggestion? Let us know at socialworkalumni@mun.ca.

You can also follow the School of Social Work on Facebook and Twitter @MUNScwk

Alumni are busy planning special events to celebrate with their classmates and colleagues. Get in touch with the contact people below if you are interested in being a part of their events!

School of Social Work Events:

School of Social Work Faculty Poster and Networking Session
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 12 -2p.m.
Location: Medical School Atrium, Memorial University
Cost: Complimentary Public Event
Hosted by the School of Social Work as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations. Contact socialworkalumni@mun.ca for more information.

Join us for a research poster session and networking event highlighting past, present, and ongoing research and community engagement activities within the School of Social Work. This event will be a great opportunity to learn about the important research topics that are being explored and to network with researchers in the school.

School of Social Work Tour
Date: Friday, October 12, 2018 | time TBD
Cost: Complimentary Public Event
Hosted by the School of Social Work as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations. Contact socialworkalumni@mun.ca for more information and to register for the tour!

Join us at St. John's College for a tour of our building. See class photos and learn more about our history!

Alumni Events:

BSW Class of 2009 Lunch Event
Date: Friday, October 12, 12:00 p.m.
Venue: TBD
Contact: Bradley Richards bradrichards.nl@outlook.com or Meghan Calder at Meghan24@hotmail.com

Organic Fair Luncheon for Field Instructors (past & present)
Date: Saturday, October 13,2018 | 11:00 am
Location: The Grounds Café, Murray’s Garden Center,1525 Portugal Cove Road
Cost: Pay for your own meal
RSVP By: October 6th to one of the co-coordinators.
Coordinators: Eugene Power - 777-5967 | Pat Croke - 753-8536

Brunch with the BSW Class of 1983
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Contacts: Carolyn Reid, carolynreid61@gmail.com and Pam (Stokes) Hiscock pamhiscock@hotmail.com

Brunch with the BSW Class of 1979
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Contact: Wanda Lundrigan, wandagail.wl@gmail.com

Brunch with the BSW Class of 2000, 2001, & 2002
Date: TBD
Contact: Niki Legge, nikilegge77@gmail.com

Brunch with Department of Social Services (DOSS) and Friends!
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Contact: Karen Alexander, kalexander@mun.ca


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