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