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Social Work ( Masters )

The emerging vision of the School of Social Work programs commits us to social justice and anti-oppressive social work practices, and to promoting critical enquiry that respects the diversity of knowing and being. Our educational mission within the Master of Social Work Program is to prepare social workers skilled in critical self-reflection and with an advanced analytic understanding of the social, cultural, political and practical implications of their work. In particular, we emphasize structural, feminist, Indigenous and anti-oppressive analysis within a context of interdisciplinary work in an effort to link policy to practice.


Prerequisite Minimum standing
BSW B+ ; Students without a BSW are eligible to apply for entry to the Non-BSW MSW

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


Entry point Domestic students International students
September (Standard MSW, Non-BSW MSW entry) December 1 December 1
May (MSW Indigenous specialization) December 1 December 1


  • 2 years experience
  • Employer reference
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of interest
  • For details, please consult the Social Work website

Program advisers

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
Acting Director Donna Jeffery 250-472-4129 HSD B302a
FAX 250-721-6228
Assistant to the Director/Office Man Donna Barker 250-472-5072 HSD B302
Program Director, Distance BSW Dora Leigh Bjornson 250-721-8953 HSD B316
Administrative Officer Mel Peters 250-721-8034 HSD B304
Indigenous Practica Coordinator Cheryl Aro 250-721-8040 HSD B340
Practica Coordinator Maxine Gibson 250-721-8035 HSD B312
BSW Admissions Coordinator/ Advisor Michelle Osborne 250-721-8047 HSD B322
MSW Program Assistant Jaime Ready 250-472-5622 HSD B302
BSW Academic Advisor Marian Simmonds 250-721-8042 HSD B330
Practicum Assistant Bo Love 250-472-5109 HSD B302
Distance Education Assistant Carolynn Broeke 250-721-8038 HSD B302
Program Assistant Sabine Berg 250-721-8036 HSD B302
Practicum Coordinator Shawn Hoey 250-721-8039 HSD B310

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