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|
|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||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|
|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 Donna Baines, Director and Professor The concept of “skills” in the social work world needs to be problematized as it is not neutral. Rather, it is central to powerful discourses that systemically undervalue the social work skills and...
The UBC School of Social Work recognizes May 12 as Moose Hide Campaign Day, a day to stand up against violence against women and children. This Indigenous-led Campaign was founded by Paul Lacerte and his daughter Raven during a hunting trip on their traditional territory along the “...
This submission to The Social Lens: A Social Work Action Blog by Jeanie Suparman, BSW 4th Year Student In this blog, I want to share my experience as a student with a psychiatric disability (known as madness by the mad community), my struggle in completing my practicum, and finding my place in the...
May 5 is the National Day of Awareness for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women & Girls. It is widely recognized as Red Dress Day, a day to recognize, honour and raise awareness about this national tragedy. The UBC School of Social Work participated in a Faceless Doll Project as a way to join...
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 in British Columbia work promote social justice and...
Submission to The Social Lens: A Social Work Action Blog by Chinwe U. Nnama-Okechukwu and Uzoma Okoye, Department of Social Work, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Children are categorized as vulnerable in Nigeria if they are abandoned, labourers, in child-headed homes, internally displaced,...