World Social Work Day event
I am because We are
Strengthening Social Solidarity and Global Connectedness
In the spirit of this year’s World Social Work Day theme, Nipissing’s School of Social Work wants to connect with you!
We invite people of all ages to engage in our annual World Social Work Day festivities. This year, our celebration of the social work profession will include a poster contest! To be included, simply:
- Choosing a medium (painting, drawing, electronic art, etc.)
- Create a poster that you think best represents this this year’s World Social Work Day theme of “Ubuntu: I am Because We are – Strengthening Social Solidarity and Global Connectedness”
- Submit a picture file (jpeg, jpg, png,) of your poster to email@example.com on or before March 12, 2021
Following your submission you will receive your personal invitation to our World Social Work Day event being held on Tuesday March 16 at 6:30 pm where all the art will be displayed. Our panelists will share a few select posters that have truly captured the Ubuntu theme but then, it’s your turn! All audience members will vote on what poster they think connects to the World Social Work Day theme the best.
The votes will be counted in real time and the winner will receive 50 dollars plus have 50 dollars donated on their behalf to the charity of their choice!
Meet the panelists:
Adetola Grillo is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, working with Dr. Mary Pat Sullivan on the Rare Dementia Support Impact Study, a five-year study jointly-funded by the UK Economic & Social Research Council/National Institute for Health Research and sponsored by University College London, UK. She worked for several years in Lagos, Nigeria in the health and legal sectors before immigrating to Canada in 2019. Her background is in psychology and public health.
Margaret Goodwin is Manager of Child and Youth Services at Handsthefamilyhelpnetwork.ca. Margaret is passionate and values giving back to her local community. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and spending time with her family. She resides in the Nipissing area with her partner and children.
Jeff Thornborrow is an Assistant Professor with Nipissing University's School of Social Work. His research interests include social work leadership and teacher/student attachment formation. Jeff has lived in the Nipissing-Parry Sound area most of his life and currently resides in Sundridge with his wife, children, and dog Meika.
Dorothy Larkman is Anishnawbe from the Matachewan First Nation. She teaches in the School of Social Work at Nipissing University. Her educational journey has focused on Indigenous ways of knowing and helping. She is a grandmother of four, mother of three, youngest sister of fourteen, aunt to many, cousin too many also and niece to a remaining few. She obtained her Honours BSW from Laurentian in Native Human Services, Masters from Laurier in their Indigenous stream of study and is currently working on her PhD with the University of Waterloo.
Tyanna Jones is 15 years old and resides in Parry Sound, Ontario. Tyanna attends Parry Sound High School and loves being with family and friends, snowmobiling, baking, and drawing. "I am very creative and love exploring that side of myself."
Join the Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/94808815795?pwd=VW4zSnpCRVRlYm51NXZHV0JpdHNtdz09
Meeting ID: 948 0881 5795