AbstractThis is an important year in which the Social Work programs at the University of Sydney and the University of British Columbia are marking significant anniversaries and using these anniversaries as an opportunity to look forward and backward to assess our successes as well as times when we could have done better. At the University of Sydney, Social Work is celebrating their 80th anniversary while at University of British Columbia we are celebrating our 90th anniversary. In the tradition of critical reflexivity that is central to our discipline (Morley, 2020; 2016), when we look back over our many years of research and education we have many, many things to be proud of, but we also can identify moments where we could have done better or failed to embrace a sufficiently critical and in-depth analysis and, unintentionally, ended up standing on the wrong side of history.
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