Tanya L. Sharpe

Tanya L. Sharpe

Commencement 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

Tanya L. Sharpe, MSW, Ph.D. ’07, will be the keynote speaker at the School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony. Dr. Sharpe has been a community based social worker in the field of interpersonal violence since 1993. She is associate professor and Chair in Social Work in the Global Community at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Previously, she served on the faculty at the University of Maryland-Baltimore School of Social Work for 11 years. She is also the founder of the Homicide Research Consortium (HRC), an international collective group of scholars focused on raising the standard of research and best practice for African American/Black survivors of homicide victims and violence through collaborative research and scholarship. Dr. Sharpe’s research focuses on examining sociocultural factors that influence the coping strategies of Black family members of homicide victims for the purpose of developing culturally appropriate interventions that can best assist them in their management of grief and bereavement. Dr. Sharpe was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Boston College School of Social Work in 2019, and was honored at a ceremony in February.

10:00 a.m. 
University Commencement Exercises (main ceremony)

Alumni Stadium

There is open seating, no limit to the number of guests, and no tickets necessary. This is held outdoors in Alumni Stadium. Rain or shine.

12:00 p.m.
Boston College School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony

Burns Library Lawn Tent
Diplomas are distributed to graduates.

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