'My degree has been my healing'

May 31st, 2018

Laura Woodford

Nicole Withers, BSW

Photo: Rich Blenkinsopp
'My degree has been my healing'

Nicole Withers grew up in the child protection system.

Emancipated at 16 — the process where a minor becomes legally separated from their parents or guardians — she struggled growing up in St. John’s on her own.

This intimate knowledge of “the system” and her desire to try to improve other children and families’ experiences is what inspired the new spring graduate to enrol in Memorial’s School of Social Work in 2015.

Learn about Ms. Wither's inspiring story in the full Gazette article.