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Dean’s Advisory Council

The Dean’s Advisory Council provides high-level advice, feedback, and consultation to the Dean on the activities and strategic direction of the Faculty.


Tammy Balitsky, Former Professional Practice Leader, Social Work at North York General Hospital

Lynn Belzberg, social worker and member of Children’s Aid Foundation Board of Directors

Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard, Canadian Senator, social worker and former Professor at the Dalhousie School of Social Work

Lynn Factor, social worker and philanthropist; made a landmark donation of $15 million to the FIFSW in 2007 with her husband, Sheldon Inwentash

Robin Gofine, National Executive Director Canada of The Jerusalem Foundation; Vice President, Strategic Planning and Engagement, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.

Stephan Jost, Michael and Sonja Koerner Director, and CEO of the Art Gallery of Ontario

Margaret McCain, Philanthropist and advocate for healthy child development; First female Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick

Jane Paterson, Director of Interprofessional Practice at CAMH

Rob Prichard, Non-executive Chairman of Torys; Served as the 13th President of the University of Toronto

Bruce Rivers, Former Executive Director of Covenant House Toronto and Children’s Aid Society of Toronto

Lorie Shekter-Wolfson, Consultant, Baycrest Hospital and Apotex Board member; former AVP Waterfront and Dean, Community Services and Health Sciences, George Brown College

Ruth Woods, Chief Operating Officer of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt