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7 ways to stay in touch after graduation


Graduation doesn’t mean goodbye! Here are 7 ways to keep in touch with FIFSW as a new member of our alumni community.


1.Participate in our public — and alumni-focused — events.

From webinars and online meditation sessions to dialogues on instagram live, we don’t plan on letting the current requirements to social distance stop us from hosting inspiring speakers and creating space for important discussions. And we are looking forward to hosting more in-person events in the future. Upcoming events are posted on our events calendar. Watch for more to be posted soon!

(Above: Alexander C. Tsai from Harvard Medical School gave an Impact Talk on Automotive Assembly Plant Closures and Opioid Overdose Mortality in the United States, January 22, 2020.)


2. Follow us on social media.

FIFSW is on twitter,  facebook and instagram! We will be using these platforms to share our research, news, events, and announcements. Stay up to date on the latest from your former professors, future students, and fellow alum.

(Above: Associate Professor Tanya Sharp and staff members of The CRIB, which hosted the popular Instagram Live series 30@8:30)


3. Share YOUR news with us.

We want to hear from you! Are you working on a new initiative you would like to share? Have you recently published an article or been interviewed by the media? Would you like to promote a program of interest to social workers? Have you won an award? We would like to share more alumni news in the future — on social media, on our website and in our newsletter. To share your news contact our Senior Communications Strategist:

(Above: In February 2020, Keenes Lin, MSW 2019, spoke to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health about Canada’s response to the xenophobic and racist impact of Novel Coronavirus on the Canadian Chinese Community.)


4. Become a Field Instructor

As al FIFSW graduates know, Field Instructors play a vital role in our students’ education and training. As you gain more experience in your career, one of the ways that you can give back and enhance the educational experience of future social workers is by volunteering to be a Field Instructor. 

(Above: Alumnus Austine Arrey, MSW 2011, is a community access social worker at Ujima House and has been a FIFSW field instructor for four years.)


5. Join the FIFSW Alumni Association

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

(Above: some of the members of the FIFSW Alumni Association, including: President Andria Allen, First Vice President Amanda Neves, Second Vice President Matthew Regan, Secretary Terese Weisberg, Past President Judy Newman, and Mentor Program representative Michelle English)


6. Become a mentor

Alumni provide inspirational examples of what graduates accomplish. By sharing their experiences and answering questions, alumni can be an invaluable source of support to graduating students who are embarking on an important and exciting phase of their lives. Learn more about FIFSW’s alumni mentoring program.

(Above: the 2019 Alumni mentoring program kick off)


7. Update your address

Stay connected with us by ensuring your contact information is up-to-date. This will allow us to keep you informed of upcoming alumni events and other opportunities to stay connected with the Faculty. Click here to update your contact information.

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