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||Social work; Age-Friendly Cities; 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|
|Bratiotis, Christiana||Social work; interventions in the context of hoarding; organizational processes involved in hoarding task forces; service utilization|
|Caragata, Lea||Social oppression and marginalization; Counselling, welfare and community services; Social policy; welfare systems; Poverty; labour markets; lone mothers; social policy; youth provisioning|
|Charles, Grant||Psychosocial oncology, intellectual disabilities, family interventions and at risk youth|
|Ibrahim, Mohamed||mental health; addiction among new immigrants and refugees; global mental health|
|Kia, Hannah||LGBTQ2S+ health; LGBTQ2S+ aging; social work and other professional practice with sexual and gender minorities; effective social work practice with trans and gender diverse people; poverty, sexual and mental health issues among diverse LGBTQ2S+ populations|
|Marshall, Sheila||Social work; Life Cycles ( Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, etc.); Parent-Child Relationships; adolescent social identity; adolescent well-being; parent-adolescent interactions|
|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|
|Stainton, Timothy||Developmental Disability, Disability, Social Policy, History of Developmental Disability, Philosophy of Welfare|
|Wilson, Tina||Social work; social work and environment; history and philosophy of social work; critical social theories; generational standpoints; Social justice; social work rhetoric|
|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|
Submission to The Social Lens: A Social Work Action Blog by Natasha Marriette, SOWK PhD Student Reactions to Elizabeth II’s death are everywhere. Media outlets highlight the perceived successes of her lengthy reign as a British monarch. She is described as graceful, benevolent, courageous, majestic...
An open letter from a group of 4th year students in the BSW program in the UBC School of Social Work with support from many students in the BSW, MSW and PhD programs. September 16, 2022 To Whom It May Concern, We are speaking out today regarding the recent broadcast that UBC has released...
The UBC School of Social Work and the British Columbia Association of Social Workers celebrated the 2022 Paul Cheng Memorial Lecture on September 13, 2022 during the School’s orientation. There were two deserving winners of the 2022 Inspiring Social Worker of the Year Award: Kathleen Cashin and...
We remember a long-time sessional and colleague Vaughan Marshall who passed away recently. Vaughan taught research methods in both the BSW and MSW programs for many years. She loved teaching and was passionate about students learning to appreciate and generate good research. Vaughan was an...
Submission to The Social Lens: A Social Work Action Blog by Jaspreet (Jess) Sohi, BSW 4th Year Student. Colonization, which to me means having a mainstream or hegemonic style of thinking, has never been an emotionally charged term until recently. I was educated about the many forms of torture done...