University of Calgary

Gayla Rogers to deliver 2014 Lecture of a Lifetime

Learning and Leading: Lessons from the Heart will reflect on a distinguished career in social work

March 12, 2014

Gayla Rogers has a motto: "Be part of the solution regardless of age, stage or ability. Get involved in something bigger than yourself. Contribute something that will make this world a better place." The professor and former dean of the Faculty of Social Work will deliver the University of Calgary's 2014 Lecture of a Lifetime on April 16. Introduced by the University of Calgary Senate in 2008, the annual event is the university's flagship lecture showcasing the talent and achievements of top academics and celebrates outstanding service to the university, students and the community.

Throughout her career, Rogers has advocated for the vulnerable and worked to empower the disadvantaged. She was instrumental in securing provincial government support to expand social work education across Alberta, including First Nations and Metis communities. Under her leadership as dean, the Faculty of Social Work established its first ever endowed research chair along with several research grants, community-based projects, student awards and scholarships. She is a past recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Calgary and the Order of the University of Calgary.

Rogers will share lessons she learned in the journey from student, sessional instructor and social work practitioner to tenured faculty member and the first female dean of the Faculty of Social Work. Free tickets are available with advance registration.

WHAT:     2014 Lecture of a Lifetime by Gayla Rogers, PhD                   
WHEN:     Wednesday, April 16, 2014     5:45 p.m. Registration and Reception
                                        7:00 p.m. Lecture                   
WHERE:    Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary, 206 University Court NW