Valued support in the past, present, and future of
the McGill School of Social Work.
The support of alumni and donors strengthens the McGill School of Social Work and deepens the impact the School has on students, in the community, and internationally.
In the past, alumni and donor support was essential for the survival of the School. In 1933, forced by lack of funding during the Great Depression, McGill University decided to close the School of Social Workers. Through the financial and logistical support of dedicated alumni, the department reopened as the Montreal School of Social Work and continued to train social work students until 1945, when McGill regained directorship.
Today, alumni and donor support continues to be an essential support for the School of Social Work. Each year, alumni and donors provide over $100,000 donation-funded awards, prizes, and bursaries to deserving student and candidates. Alumni also serve as valuable collaborators and consultants; alumni involvement was crucial to the development of Indigenous Access McGill (IAM) and the M.Sc.(A) Couple and Family Therapy Program and Black Access McGill (BAM).
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