Social Work Association of Graduate Students (SWAGS)

the logo for SWAGSWhat is SWAGS?

The Social Work Association of Graduate Students (SWAGS) is a student organization representing and serving graduate students in the School of Social Work.

SWAGS is an important link between graduate students and the School, as well as between students and the Post Graduate Student Society (PGSS) of McGill University.


Get Involved

For detailed information about the SWAGS mandate and governance structure, and how to get involved, please refer to the SWAGS Constitution (updated Sept. 2013).

If you are interested in joining SWAGS, please Email us at swags.pgss [at]


SWAGS Current Executive Members

2017-18 Executive:     

  • Communication & Administration: monica.batac [at] (Monica Batac)
  • Finances committee leader: mohammad.khan7 [at] (Mohammad Khan )
  • Intra-University & Community: VACANT
  • Academic & Student Affairs Committee: Jilefack.aminngami [at] (Jilefack Ngami )
  • International & Out Of Province: VACANTGilbert.primeau [at] ( )
  • Social Justice & AdvocacyAndrea Palmer
  • PhD Representative: emmanuel.chilanga [at] (Emmanuel Chilanga)
  • MSW Representative from QY:kate.rooney [at] ( )Brittany.Orav-Lakaski [at] (Brittany Orav-Lakaski)
  • MSW Representative: johanna.caldwell [at] (Hanna Caldwell)
  • MSc (A)  Representative:  VACANT
  • Q-year Representative: liam.murphy [at] ( )VACANT
  • Social Events: liam.murphy [at] (Liam Murphy)
  • Social Justice and Advocacy Committee Leader - lili.rezazadehazari [at] (Lili Azari)
  • CASWE representative:Sabrina.Purcell-Lalonde [at] ( )Annabelle.Berthiaume [at] (Annabelle Berthiaume)


SWAGS Orientation Information


SWAGS Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held bi-weekly and will be open to all SWAGS members. Please contact us ahead of time if you are planning to attend and if you have issues you would like included on the agenda. Meetings will be held in Wilson Hall, please contact us at: swags.pgss [at] for the meeting location.


SWAGS Events

For up-to-date SWAGS Events, please visit our Facebook page. 


SWAGS Contacts

If you have any questions or comments for SWAGS, please contact us at swags.pgss [at] You can also find us at our Facebook page as well.


Looking for Past SWAGS information? Visit the SWAGS Past-Years Page