Remembering Marion Bogo

Published on : October 5, 2021

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is deeply saddened by the loss of Marion Bogo, O.C., LLD, MSW, who passed away on September 26, 2021. Professor Bogo was a prominent leader and educator within the social work community. As a professor of social work at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, she was known for her tireless commitment to advancing social work education and her groundbreaking contributions to improving the way competence is assessed in social work students.

“Marion was a true champion of social work. She embodied the highest ideals of our profession in her scholarly works and in the classroom,” said CSWE President and CEO Darla Spence Coffey, PhD, MSW. “I will personally miss our conversations and her insights, and our hearts go out to Marion’s family, friends, colleagues, and former students."

She also served as a Journal of Social Work Education reviewer, authored or co-authored several books and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters about social work education, including field instruction and clinical supervision. Her JSWE articles can be accessed here.

Professor Bogo served in leadership positions with numerous professional organizations in the United States and Canada, including CSWE and the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work. She received CSWE’s 2013 Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award for her unwavering dedication to progressing and improving social work education, was appointed to the Order of Canada in May 2015, and received the Ontario Association of Social Worker's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.