We're actively engaged in the development of critical, transformative knowledge for social work practice. Based on a commitment to fundamental social work values and a vision of social justice, we prepare students for generalist and advanced professional practice. Read More
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. Read More
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. 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.
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.
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.
Honour 100 Education Alumni
On September 23, 2015 the UBC Faculty of Education hosted a dinner in the new Robert H Lee Alumni Centre. The purpose was to honour 100 Education Alumni (out of 52,000 that have graduated from the program since 1958). Included in this group presented with Alumni Awards was Dr. Shelly Johnson of the School of […]
Social Work Student Receives Banting & Best Scholarship
April, 2015 – Jon Breen, a PhD candidate within the School of Social Work, has recently been awarded the Banting and Best Canada Graduate Scholarship. This three-year award, provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, is described as providing “special recognition and support” to doctoral students in a health related field in Canada who […]
On September 24th, 2013, the school was proud to unveil its new logo. The logo was designed by artist Ray Sim, a member of the Musqueam Salish Nation, and it depicts Raven transforming into a human child.