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.
|Charles, Grant||Psychosocial oncology, intellectual disabilities, family interventions and at risk youth|
|Kruk, Edward Andrew||child and family policy and practice, family mediation, co-parenting after divorce, addiction|
|Marshall, Sheila||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|
Curious to learn more about our PhD Program? We are hosting an information session for prospective PhD students on Monday, January 13, from 5:30-7:00 PM. There will also be the opportunity to join us via virtual conference. Please preregister for the event so we can plan catering or send...
To mark the 90th Anniversary of the School of Social Work we are holding a Symposium on Social Justice and an Ethic of Care – Feb 24 & 25. The Symposium will open with a keynote address from Prof. Christine Morley, Queensland University of Technology, Australia (details below). The Symposium...
The Keynote for our 90th Anniversary Symposium on Social Justice and Social Care has been confirmed. Professor Christine Morley, Queensland University of Technology, will speak on “Reactivating Social Work Practice as an Emancipatory Project: The Role of Critical Theory, Pedagogy and Reflection”....
The UBC School of Social Work stands in solidarity against the prominent and pervasive forms of transphobia, alongside other conditions of oppression such as racism, poverty, sexism, homo/biphobia, ableism, and ageism, that shape and influence the experiences of trans, two-spirit, and gender...
Positions: Assistant professor (Tenure Track) Date posted: October 1, 2019 The School of Social Work (UBC-Vancouver) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Associate Professor, beginning July 1, 2020. Applicants are normally required to have a degree in Social...