Ubuntu Symposium

This symposium was on revisioning, rethinking and reimagining social work education in the spirit of Ubuntu, and featured:


1) A keynote presentation by Dr. Regine Uwibereyeho King (Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary).

2) A panel discussion by four of  TFEL’s partners from global universities, focusing on the spirit of Ubuntu in relation to social work. The panelists were Dr. Augusta Olaore (Azusa Pacific University & Babcock University); Clement Dlamini (University of Eswatini); Dr. Wassie Kebede (University of Addis Ababa); and Dr. Adugna Abebe (University of Gondar).

3) Breakout room discussions on participants’ takeaways from what was explored in the symposium.


The symposium was held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. 


Official Poster & Program

This is the official promotional poster for the Ubuntu event, alongside the program outlining the sequence of events that took place on this day.



This infographic outlines basic information on Ubuntu, its origins and its meanings in a succinct and visually appealing layout. 


Zoom Recording

This is the Zoom recording of the virtual Ubuntu & Field Education Symposium.


Presentation (PDF)

This is a PDF version of the PowerPoint presented on World Social Work Day.


Jamboard (PDF)

This visually lays out participant takeaways from the symposium’s keynote presentation and panel discussions. Topics such as “What does Ubuntu mean to you”, ‘How can field education contribute to building community and connectedness in support of student learning”, and “What is needed to transform field education in the spirit of Ubuntu”, were addressed.


Jamboard Findings (PDF)

A succinct summary of the participant takeaways from the symposium’s keynote presentation and panel discussions. 

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