We're actively engaged in the development of critical, transformative knowledge for social work practice. With our undergraduate and graduate programs, we prepare students for generalist and advanced professional practice. Read More
The UBC School of Social Work acknowledges that we are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam people. We thank and honour the Musqueam people for making space in their territories for us to learn, work and live as visitors on their territory.
Beating the Odds
Dr. Barbara Harris is one of the six recipients of the 2016 Courage To Come Back Awards, presented by Coast Mental Health. The awards are presented to people who have overcome significant obstacles to contribute back to their communities.
Professor Miu Chung Yan has recently published a chapter in the book Diversity and Social Work in Canada, and co-authored an article for the interdisciplinary journal Canadian Ethnic Studies. Click on link above to learn more.
Apply for Community Care Research Fund
The Community Care Research Fund will support graduate student and faculty research related to aging, family care, community care, continuing care, and service delivery. Read on to learn more and to apply.
In memoriam: Madeline Lovell
Dr. Lovell, former Assistant Professor at the UBC School of Social Work, passed away on January 10, 2016. Her research interests included restorative justice, diversity, and child maltreatment.
Awakening the Spirit
Revitalizing ocean-going canoeing in Musqueam Indian Band, this Indigenist community-based research project was a joint effort between Musqueam Indian Band and UBC Social Work, Education, and Forestry.
In memoriam: Glenn Drover
Glenn Drover, former Faculty member and Director of the School of Social Work from 1983-1990, passed away on the 28th of December 2015 in Ottawa. Glenn was an accomplished scholar and a dedicated advocate for social justice in Canada and globally.
New Chapter Published by SOWK Sessional Instructor, Alyson Quinn
The school Sessional Instructor, Alyson Quinn’s new chapter, Pedagogy for an Integrative Practice: Experiential Unity Theory and Model, has been published in Holistic Engagement Transformative Education for Social Workers In The 21st Century, an anthology edited by Loretta Pyles and Gwendolyn Adam.