Bryan Woods Memorial Lecture

Ten years ago, Bryan Woods lost his battle with cancer but his legacy as a skilled and respected clinician, teacher and leader in the field of social work has not been forgotten.

Since 2011, The Friends of Bryan Woods Memorial Lecture Committee have planned and hosted eight lectures, each offering a unique opportunity for learning and fellowship while raising money in support of The Bryan Woods Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a social worker to assist with formal education or training to further his or her knowledge and skills in a specific area of practice.

Although the lecture series has now come to an end, RUH Foundation will continue to administer the Bryan Woods Scholarship Fund to support an annual $1,000 scholarship for social workers at Royal University Hospital.

As Bryan’s wife Terri said, “Bryan would have been very surprised and pleased to know that ten years after his death, he is still making a contribution to social work practice in our community.”

Consider making an online donation to the Bryan Woods Memorial Scholarship or call 306.655.1984.


Bryan Woods was a skilled and respected clinician, teacher and leader in the field of social work. For three decades, Bryan was highly respected as someone who supported his clients and colleagues with understanding, kindness, patience, gentle strength, dependability, professionalism and wit. After leaving Child and Youth Mental Health Services in 2001, he became the Director and Professional Leader of Social Work for the then Saskatoon Health Region. Bryan lost his battle to cancer in October 2010, after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma in April 2009, and plasma cell leukemia in February 2010. He dealt with his illness in the same way he approached many of life’s challenges: with focus, determination, and hope.