School of Social Work

UVic students studying

Study what you're passionate about

Our programs emphasize social justice, Indigenous and anti-oppressive approaches to working with communities, families and individuals.

Become a student
Distance education student in the library

Learn where you live

Our online and distance education programs let you live, work and learn in your home community. Jillian Eastley enjoyed the flexibility of online learning.

Distance education
Casey Tremblay at the Veterans Memorial Lodge at Broadmead working with a senior

Make a difference

Our students make an impact while getting relevant work experience. Casey Tremblay completed a practicum placement working with seniors at the Veterans Memorial Lodge at Broadmead.

Practicum placements
Indigenous Elder in the UVic First Peoples House addressing a crowd

Indigenous Child Welfare Specialization

The School of Social Work Indigenous initiatives promote Indigenous helping and healing practices through Indigenous specializations, activities and supports for Indigenous students.

Indigenous initiatives
Students having a discussion in a classroom

Discover our courses

Our courses emphasize a critical, decolonizing and social justice approach to theory and practice.

Our courses
Bruce Wallace outside of the Access Health Centre

Research that makes an impact

Our faculty make a significant contribution to social work theory and practice. Bruce Wallace's research focuses on poverty, health and equity.

Our research

Share our commitment. Bring justice to life.

Social work is a global profession founded on social justice, and addresses broad social issues such as poverty, child welfare, health care, human rights and the environment.

Learn in a supportive on-campus and online environment that promotes equity, respect, responsibility, curiosity, collaboration, risk-taking and creativity.

Our school acknowledges that we work as visitors on the traditional territory of the WS'ANEC' (Saanich), Lkwungen (Songhees), Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples of the Coast Salish Nation. Read more.

Find your edge in UVic's School of Social Work