Suggestions for School of Social Work Events
Future of Social Work Series
Develop a lecture series, focusing on future directions in
social work. This series can be delivered within the school or in a
public location, but the series should be open to as wide an
audience as possible. The lectures can be videotaped for future
in-house use, or they can be made available to select television
stations for public viewing.
Honour a Student/Faculty Member
Both students and faculty contribute to the development of the
school, as demonstrated by academic achievements, volunteer work or
other endeavours. Social Work Week provides a forum for such
Hold a luncheon to celebrate the profession and its
accomplishments. In some schools, representatives from the OASW
Branch and key agencies are invited to participate.
Honour the Past "Greats" of Social Work
Have a faculty member or student research a social worker from
the past who has contributed significantly to the profession.
Create a time for an open lecture to which all faculty, students,
and outside social workers are invited. If there is sufficient
interest, this program could run from Monday to Friday; if the
presentations are of sufficient quality and relevance, they should
be videotaped for future presentations.