2018 UMSWAA Annual Dinner
On Thursday 18 November 2018 we held the 11th UMSWAA Annual Dinner at University House, Professors’ Walk.
Keynote speaker Professor Marie Connolly, Head of the Department of Social Work at the University of Melbourne, reflected on her extensive career and the field of social work ahead of her retirement at the end of 2018.
We also heard from Professor Lou Harms, Deputy Head of the Department of Social Work and Associate Dean (Equity, Diversity and Staff Development) Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, who presented a thoughtful update on the Department's progress, achievements and plans for the future.
Lastly, we celebrated six of our outstanding alumni who received Australia Day or Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2018; Patricia Farrant AM, Leah Mann AM, Margaret Sahhar AM, Professor Shurlee Swain AM, Barbara Spalding AM and Heather McKee OAM. We also acknowledged Bernie Chatley who was made a life member of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Thank you to all who attended and made the evening such an enjoyable and memorable occasion.