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|
|Montgomery, H. Monty|
|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|
If you missed the official book launch for Professor Donna Baines‘ 4th edition of Doing Anti-Oppressive Social Work (co-edited along with Natalie Clark and Bindi Bennett), not to worry! The event was recorded and you can view it here: .msw-button, .msw-button-long...
Professor Tim Stainton has been in Nova Scotia, co-leading an independent review team looking into the province’s past history with the disabled community. The team will be submitting a report at the beginning of February to identify recommendations and remedies to Nova Scotia’s long-...
Stop the social work “entry to practice” exam in Ontario Submission to The Social Lens: A Social Work Action Blog by Chris Chapman, York University; Ameil Joseph, Jennifer Ma and Chris Sinding, McMaster University; Sarah Todd, Carleton University. The Ontario College of Social Workers...
At the recent Equity, Diversity and Inclusion meeting of the Faculty of Arts (FOA), it was noted that the FOA has posted a renewed commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. In this statement, the acknowledgement of territory has been changed to the traditional, ancestral, and occupied...
Rethinking Theory and Practice, 4th edition Submission to The Social Lens: A Social Work Action Blog by Professor Donna Baines. Many years ago as a newly minted PhD in social work, I recognized that we were losing an ideological struggle in Canada. People who favored a depoliticized, unquestioning...
The 4th edition of Doing Anti-Oppressive Social Work: Rethinking Theory and Practice – edited by Professor Donna Baines – was just released by Fernwood Publishing. It contains updated and revised chapters, as well as a rethink of anti-oppressive practice in light of emerging issues...