Congratulations to FIFSW’s 2022 Arbor Award winners!Categories: Alumni + Friends
The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work is thrilled to announce its 2022 Arbor Award recipients: Reem Abdul Qadir, David Brownstone, Dale Kuehl, and Terese Weisberg.
The Arbor Awards are the University of Toronto’s highest honour in recognition of exceptional and longstanding volunteer service. Each of FIFSW’s award winners have played important roles in enhancing education for our students, strengthening the social work profession, and building relationships among our alumni.
“This year’s winners embody the ideals and diversity of the U of T community across our three campuses. By generously sharing your time, experience, and expertise, you have given back to the university in countless ways,” said U of T President Meric Gertler in a video message to all award winners (below). “You’ve opened new horizons for our students, supported the work of our scholars, and helped rally the wider community in support of our shared goals. You also remind us of the central importance of our alumni and friends in our collective success.”
Congratulations to the following 2022 Arbor Award winners from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. We are truly grateful for your commitment to our students, our programs and our outreach initiatives.
Reem Abdul Qadir
Reem enables practicums each year for Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work students as a preceptor and education practice leader at the George Hull Centre for Children and Families. Through her volunteer leadership, she has enhanced the Faculty’s capacity to offer field education placements for students. Reem is the chair of the Association of Teaching Centres, after serving as past vice-chair.
David M. Brownstone
As a preceptor and education practice leader at the Hospital for Sick Children, David supports practicums each year for students of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. Through his volunteer leadership, he has increased the Faculty’s capacity to offer vital field education placements. David is a past chair of the Association of Teaching Centres, which he volunteered to represent at Faculty council meetings.
Dale supports multiple practicums each year for students of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work as a preceptor and education practice leader at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Through his volunteer leadership, he has increased the Faculty’s capacity to offer field education placements. Dale is also chair of the Association of Teaching Centres for 2022-24 after serving as past vice-chair.
Terese’s commitment to the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work includes serving as secretary of the Faculty’s alumni association since 2019 and volunteering for the Alumni Fundraising Committee. On the committee, she inspired support for a new Online Counselling Clinic, which offers free services to GTA residents who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.