Thursday, April 7, 2011
JD/MSW reception

By Kate Joseph

(Jan. 28, 2011) Students, faculty and alumni of the combined JD/Master of Social Work program gathered Jan. 26, 2011 to celebrate 20 years of the program’s success.

The JD/MSW, offered by the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and Faculty of Law, provides a coherent and integrative approach to study the intersection of law and social work.

It was a warm reception and students and alumni had a chance to connect and speak about their experiences in the program and their successes since graduation.

A special message was delivered on behalf of the program’s first graduate, Melody Martin, JD/MSW 1994, who was unable to attend the event, but shared her career path since graduation, and offered advice to current students.

Dean Mayo Moran of the Faculty of Law, Dean Faye Mishna of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, and the faculty directors of the combined program, Cheryl Milne (Faculty of Law) and Andrea Litvack (Factor-Intwentash Faculty of Social Work) all spoke about the pride they have in the innovation of the program, and celebrated the program’s graduates and current students and the incredible work they do.

JD/MSW receptioin

The keynote speaker of the evening was Mr. Justice Harvey Brownstone of the Ontario Court of Justice. Justice Brownstone provided many laughs and insights about his experiences, and went on to praise the students, graduates, faculty and the combined program offered here at the University of Toronto.

Mr. Justice Harvey Brownstone at the JD/MSW reception