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
  • hosts an annual Distinguished Speakers Series, bringing leading-edge speakers to the Faculty
  • honours current students and Alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the Faculty and/or profession
  • hosts an Annual General Meeting and Spring Reunion

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.

Connect with the Alumni Association on Twitter and Facebook!



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  Sara Abura
First Vice-President TBC
Second Vice-President Eric Maisey
Auxiliary Vice-President   Judy Newman
Treasurer  Violeta Dubov
Secretary  Elizabeth Lee
Past President  Alexandra Wilson
College of Electors
Communications Officer Sara Abura (with Judy Newman)
Alumni Outreach and Engagement Judy Newman/Rebekah Churchyard
Dean Faye Mishna
Executive Assistant to the Dean  Ko Clementson


Faculty Council Rep. Eric Maisey
Faculty Council Rep. Judy Newman
Mentor Program Naylen Gonzalez
MSW Studies Committee Eric Maisey
PhD Studies Committee TBC
Practicum Advisory Committee  Eric Maisey
GSA Rep. Brianna Schatz
GSA Rep.
Administrative Assistant
Mentoring Coordinator Naylen Gonzalez
Member(s) at Large Adam Levesque, Clara Menard, 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.