Welcome to the Alumni Association

All graduates of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work are members of the Alumni Association. Through the Association, those who wish may become actively involved in Faculty and university life in a wide variety of ways.

Currently, the Association:

  • offers an annual scholarship and a bursary to students
  • offers a Mentoring Program to graduating students to help ease their entry to employment
  • provides a Facebook page for Alumni to contact one another and exchange information, photos etc.
  • advocates sound social policy as appropriate
  • provides an educational workshop to the community in conjunction with the spring Annual Meeting
  • honours current students and Alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the Faculty and/or profession

In addition, many Alumni serve as volunteer Field Instructors or Sessional Instructors, participate in curriculum reviews and the selection of new teaching faculty; participate in Faculty governance; and contribute financially to the Faculty.

How to join

There are a wide variety of opportunities for involvement with the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work Alumni Association. If you are interested in becoming involved, or would like more information, please contact the FIFSW Alumni Office. There is no membership fee.

Telephone: (416) 978-4437

Current Executive



President  Alexandra Wilson
First Vice-President Violeta Dubov
Second Vice-President Eric Maisey
Auxiliary Vice-President    Janet Scollard
Treasurer  Clara Menard
Secretary  Elizabeth Lee
Past President  Ed Shaul
College of Electors
Communications Officer Sara Abura
Alumni Outreach and Engagement Violeta Dubov
Dean Faye Mishna
Executive Assistant to the Dean  Ko Clementson


Faculty Council Rep. Eric Maisey
Faculty Council Rep.
Mentor Program Janet Scollard
MSW Studies Committee Lina Gagliardi
PhD Studies Committee Kate Schumaker
Practicum Advisory Committee  Eric Maisey
GSA Rep. Sana Imran
GSA Rep.
Member(s) at Large Naylen Gonzalez, Saleem Haniff, Rosemarie Johnson, Samantha Kobylnik, Nikki Waldston


The Board of Directors approved amendments to the Constitution of the Association, presented for approval by Members at the Annual Meeting held on May 30, 2012.