Celebrating our MSW's 10th Anniversary

picture of a magnolia flower

A magnolia tree was planted to honour the MSW program, when the first class graduated.  Magnolia trees have been in existence for millions of years, symbolising resilience, peace, health, and compassion.

The Master of Social Work program at the School of Social Work at Renison University College is celebrating its 10th anniversary!

We will mark this year by inspiring ongoing critical reflection about the next 10 years for Social Work, education, and wellbeing. We have invited a series of speakers and workshop facilitators to support virtual community conversations that will consider these questions: 

  1. What will be happening to/in social work and health/wellness practice?  
  2. How will our social work education be transforming?
  3. What will be happening in our society that we want to be able to respond well to?
  4. What will be happening to our definitions of health and wellbeing?

We are inviting leading voices to facilitate these reflections through presentations, workshops, and guided dialogue. 

Virtual Speaker Series dates:

FEBRUARY 16:  Elder Myeengun Henry.  'Environmental Justice'
MARCH 8:  Vikki Reynolds. 'Collective Care, Solidarity & Justice Doing'
APRIL 12: Craig Fortier. 'Abolition: Re-thinking Anti-Oppressive Engagement'
JUNE 13: Kelly Laurila. 'All Our Relations'  
JULY 11: Cara Eastcott, Shawn Hewitt, Ruth Wilson.  'Art Activism in Three Reflections'  
AUGUST 2: Chizuru Nobe-Ghelani. 'Social Justice and Nature-based Wellness'  

All events will be held from 12:30-2.00pm EST. Registration links will be added nearer the time for each event.

Please reach out to Trish Van Katwyk Director School of Social Work, or Shella Zagada MSW Program Manager, if you have any questions, thoughts or comments.

Thank you and we look forward to connecting with you!