Master of Social Work
The UBC School of Social Work is the oldest social work education program in British Columbia and the third oldest in Canada. Today, we continue our long and distinguished record of professional education, research and scholarship.
Our faculty are engaged locally and globally in research and community building in a diverse range of settings with strong links to government, professional and community organizations.
Building upon a foundation of social justice and an ethic of care, we are a community of learners actively engaged in the development of critical, transformative knowledge for social work practice.
|Baines, Donna||decent work and good care for older people in residential and home care, impact of neoliberalism on Indigenous social work education, impact of neoliberalism on non-Indigenous social work education, Age-Friendly Cities|
|Bratiotis, Christiana||organizational processes involved in hoarding task forces, service utilization, interventions in the context of hoarding|
|Charles, Grant||Psychosocial oncology, intellectual disabilities, family interventions and at risk youth|
|Kruk, Edward Andrew||Family and Child Services, Social Determinants of Child and Youth Development, Family, Drug Abuse, child and family policy and practice, family mediation, co-parenting after divorce, Addiction|
|Marshall, Sheila||Life Cycles ( Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, etc.), Parent-Child Relationships, adolescent social identity, parent-adolescent interactions, adolescent well-being|
|O'Connor, Deborah||family support to frail or mentally impaired seniors; formal support services, Dementia, the interface between living with dementia, family care, and the use of formal support services|
|Riano-Alcala, Pilar||Lived experience of violence, Historical Memory and the politics of commemoration and witnessing, Forced migration (internal displacement and refuge), Critical and participatory methodologies, Community organizing, everyday resistance and social repair, Public art|
|Stainton, Timothy||Developmental Disability, Disability, Social Policy, History of Developmental Disability, Philosophy of Welfare|
|Yan, Miu Chung||Issues related to settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees, labour market experience of new generation youth from racial minority immigrant families, and community building roles and functions of neighbourhood-level place-based multiservice organizations|
The UBC School of Social Work recognizes May 5 as one of several days throughout the year to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls so they will not be forgotten and to strengthen the call for concrete actions to end violence against Indigenous women and girls. Download the poster...
Join us for an afternoon to learn about Registration Process with the BC College of Social Workers The BC Association of Social Workers and how it can be a resource for you as a professional Tips for writing the RSW Licensure Exam (for both BSW and MSW students) Practice Questions from the exam!...
Before you embark upon your adventures for the summer we would like to invite you to share your ideas about how we can enhance the School’s Indigenous Program. In order to facilitate our discussion we will have information about other innovative Indigenous programs in other social work programs....
presented in the 90th Anniversary of the University of British Columbia School of Social Work International Symposium on Social Justice and Social Care: A Joint Symposium of the School of Social Work, University of British Columbia and the Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong...
The Inspiring Social Worker of the Year Award (2020) Background: Social work is a discipline and profession that requires practitioners to have a strong commitment to caring and social justice. Despite the tremendous pressure of limited resources and heavy workloads, many dedicated social workers...
The UBC School of Social Work is honored to invite BSW, MSW, and PhD students to a film screening for “My name was January” on March 20, 5-7 pm in Room 124 of the Jack Bell Bldg. Guest speaker: Alex Sangha, MSW, Producer of the Film. Feel free to download the poster. Please contact...