STUDENT DIRECTOR (2017-2019)
David Knezevic is a BSW graduate (class of 2017), who is enrolled in the MSW program at King’s University College at Western University. He brings 7+ years’ experience in the field, in a variety of settings including the Child welfare, domestic violence, public health, and public school sectors.
These experiences reflect his broad interest and passion for connecting and learning with others. He is developing a real curiosity for research, and has enjoyed working on several projects as a research assistant to date. His interests include social work with groups, community development, individual and family development for LGBT+ people, etc.
David has been a member of the OASW for 2 years as the Western Branch student representative and was also a King’s Social Work Student Association member during that time. He was involved in planning several professional and student development events with his fellow board members and partners. He is a strong advocate for creating rich student engagement opportunities and connecting them to others in the profession. In the 2016-17 academic year, he successfully led a student-driven initiative, obtaining a university-based grant that assisted more King’s BSW students to attend the 2016 OASW Provincial conference.
David values student passion, their inclination for innovation, and strongly believes in their potential to lead the social work profession of tomorrow. He hopes to make an honest difference for the profession through connection and opportunity. Inspired by the theme of “dialogue”, his goal is to involve student voice in OASW and the greater profession through research, social media, and strategic public engagement campaigns.