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Sean Phillips, B.A. Justice Studies, B.S.W. (Regina)

Social Worker

Sean Phillips

Sean graduated from Campion College with a Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies in 2011 before going on to complete a Bachelor of Social Work from the UofR in 2014.

Feelings of acceptance, support and welcoming ring clear in the mind of Sean Philips. When looking back on his years at Campion, Sean remembers former Dean, Fr. Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ, reaching out to him during orientation week in the fall of ‘06.

“Through this thought, I would say my favourite memory is thinking about all the openness Campion has shown me through the past ten years. Fr. Frank approached me at lunch during the Campion orientation in September 2006. I was without former classmates from high school. I was a loner and he attempted to befriend me on that day, to ease my transition into university…He embraced the difference and supported my growth as a Christian throughout my university career.”

Highlights of Sean’s accomplishment include receiving the Campion College Award of Merit while completing his Bachelor of Arts in 2011. An avid sportsman, he was on the National Handball Team from 2008-2015 and attended the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Sean hopes to return to the U of R in the fall to begin work on his Masters of Social Work degree. Through his work at the ministry of Social Services, Sean now focuses on engaging children with the goal of pairing them with good families in the community. His role at the Adoptions Branch has given him deeper meaning and purpose as he strives to achieve the best outcomes. “I have completed work and practicums in the field and have thoroughly enjoyed my involvement. I work to improve the lives of children and their families on an ongoing basis.”