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FIFSW Alumni Association Annual General Meeting
June 19, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us for the Annual General Meeting of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work Alumni Association, taking place on Monday, June 19th, 2023 from 6:30PM – 8:00PM, both in-person (FIFSW, 246 Bloor Street West, Room 422) and online (Zoom). All FIFSW alumni are welcome.
The FIFSWAA is currently seeking two FIFSW alumni to join the Board as Members-at-Large. Please see the details below to submit a nomination. Alumni who are unable to attend may complete a Proxy Form.
This year, we look forward to a keynote talk by Professor Rupaleem Bhuyan, in a talk titled, “Examining the Impact of Epistemic Ignorance on the Family Policing of Racialized Immigrants in Canada.”
When: Monday, June 19th, 2023 from 6:30PM – 8:00PM EDT
Where: in-person (FIFSW, 246 Bloor Street West, Room 422) and online (Zoom)
About the talk:
This presentation will explore the impact of epistemic ignorance regarding precarious immigration status on systemic racism and family policing through child welfare systems in Canada. While child welfare organizations are making efforts to work with Indigenous and racialized families to promote cultural safety and family unity, there is a lack of resources and knowledge to support immigrants with precarious immigration status. Drawing upon research conducted within child welfare workers and community advocates in Ontario and British Columbia, this presentation will illustrate the ways in which Canada’s immigration system generates racial, gendered, and class-based inequities shape immigrants’ involvement with child welfare systems. Attendees will be encouraged to explore strategies aimed at promoting a more comprehensive and equitable approach to supporting immigrant families within their respective areas of social work practice.
About the speaker:
Rupaleem Bhuyan is an Associate Professor in Social Work at the University of Toronto where she teaches anti-oppressive community practice, social action, and qualitative research methods. She brings over 20 years of experience working with migrant communities who are organizing for rights, safety, and belonging. As an educator and researcher, Dr. Bhuyan is deeply committed to feminist, anti-racist, decolonial approaches to transforming systems that perpetuate inequality and discrimination, while promoting justice and equality for all.
Join the FIFSW Alumni Association Board!
The FIFSW Alumni Association Board of Directors is currently seeking two FIFSW alumni to join as Board Members-at-Large. If you are a graduate of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, you are a member of the Alumni Association and are eligible to be a member of the Board. A current listing of the FIFSWAA Board can be found online here.
Board Members-at-Large are invited to participate in regular meetings of the Board, which take place virtually, approximately six times throughout the fiscal year. A number of events and engagement initiatives also take place throughout the year, to which Members are invited and encouraged to attend.
To submit a nomination, please complete the online form by Monday, June 12th, 2023 at 12:00noon. Your name and personal statement will be shared in advance of the Annual General Meeting, when elections will take place. Please be prepared to attend the meeting, which as noted above, will take place both in-person (at FIFSW, 246 Bloor Street West) and online (Zoom), on Monday, June 19th, 2023 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
If you would like to nominate someone for the Board, please provide the above information along with your own contact information. Make sure before sending someone’s name and information that you have discussed the nomination with them.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss a position please contact the Alumni Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Nominations Chair Andria Allen 647-919-7203
We look forward to hearing from you.
Andria Allen MSW, RSW