Celebrating 40 years of Social Work at La Trobe

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Social work is celebrating 40 years of Social Work at La Trobe University in November 2017.

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Tuesday 21 November 2017 05:00 pm until Tuesday 21 November 2017 09:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Alumni and Advancement
Presented by:
School of Allied Health
Type of Event:
Current Student: Undergraduate; Current Student: Postgraduate; Alumni; Community Event
Free but registrations are essential

The first students in Social Work at La Trobe University started in 1977 and during the last 40 years, nearly 4000 social workers have received their education at Bundoora.

To celebrate this 40 year milestone, the Department of Community and Clinical Allied Health invites you to attend a special lecture featuring a panel discussion on ‘Where is social work heading?’. Our panel will explore social work in Australia throughout the last 40 years, reflections on some of the university’s own social work milestones and future challenges for social work in Australia.

Our panel, including past and present students, will also engage in a discussion tackling the challenges of social work in the future. The panel will be chaired by Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos, Head of School, Allied Health.

Speakers will include:
  • John Dewar – Professor, Vice-Chancellor and President of La Trobe University
  • Minister Jenny Mikakos – Minister for Families and Children, for Youth Affairs and for Early Childhood Education in Victoria
  • Lesley Chenoweth AO – Inaugural Professor of Social Work, Griffith University
  • Glenda Kerridge - President AASW Victoria
  • Magnus Tideman – Professor and Discipline Lead Social Work and Social Policy, La Trobe University
  • Margarita Frederico – Professor, La Trobe University
  • Christine Bigby – Professor, Director of Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University
  • Maureen Long – Senior Lecturer, Social Work Course Coordinator, La Trobe University

This event will offer the opportunity to network and reconnect with fellow social work alumni and current students and staff throughout the evening.

Event details

Date: Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Time: 6:00-9:00pm (Registration from 5:00pm) Light refreshments will be provided
Location: Western Lecture Theatres, La Trobe University, Bundoora


Western Lecture Theatre

Western Lecture Theatres, La Trobe University, Bundoora



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