School for Social Workers graduates 1920-1932

Welcome to the McGill School of Social Work’s 100th-anniversary project.

To mark such a momentous occasion, the School of Social Work has many activities planned throughout the year that will highlight our history, our work and members of our community. An exhibit timeline is currently in production at Wilson Hall. The installation will be a visual journey to trace the history of the School of Social Work until the present. This is a collection of narratives that attempt to critically engage with the School’s past in an attempt to illuminate the path towards the future.

The hope is that this project can:

  • Recognize the history of the land on which the School finds itself today
  • Identify instances where the good intentions of social workers led to harmful outcomes and turn these moments into learning opportunities
  • Share the stories of many individuals whose sacrifices for social justice deserve recognition
  • Foster discussion about how social workers can promote human rights and act with integrity within complex institutional structures

Learn about the upcoming events that are planned for the SW100 celebration.

Dr. Sydney Duder

Meet Dr. Sydney Duder, a professor at the School of Social Work since 1972.

A look back at the School's history...

Get in touch

The intention is for this celebration and platform to be as collaborative as possible. If you have any stories you would like to see added, please contact sw100.socialwork [at]

Visit us at Wilson Hall to experience the SW100 Timeline. This art installation will document the relevant visual images and experiences of the last 100 years and will serve as a teaching tool for students and visitors to trace the historical events of the School.

Follow us on Instagram @mcgillsw100 to learn about the Humans of Social Work, a campaign highlighting students, staff, faculty and alumni over the last 100 years. Promoting engagement in our social work community.

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