School of Social Work

Jeannine wins Provost's award

Dr. Carriere wins 2017 Provost's award

Dr. Jeannine Carriere, Social Work Professor, is awarded the 2017 Provost's Advocacy and Activism Award by President Jamie Cassels.

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March to resist cuts to social services

Resisting neoliberalism

School of Social Work faculty Cheryl Moir-van Iersel and Yvonne Haist march to demonstrate the school's opposition to cuts to social services.

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Social Work Students work on their journals

Innovative teaching and learning

Students in the summer intensive course "Collaborative Conversations" use art journals to express their thoughts, feelings and questions.

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Graduate, Chelsea Kelly and her instructor Dr. Robina Thomas

Indigenous Child Welfare Specialization

BSW Indigenous Child Welfare graduate, Chelsea Kelly and her professor, Dr. Robina Thomas 

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Kundoqk Jacquie Green photo

Kundoqk, Jacquie Green is first Indigenous director

Our director, Kundoqk, Dr. Jacquie Green (Haisla) is the first Indigenous director of any mainstream post-secondary social-work program in Canada.

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Students, staff and elders

Indigenous specializations

Learn about undergraduate and graduate specializations for Indigenous students.

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Share our commitment. Bring justice to life.

Learn how to impact change with our flexible and innovative programs. Choose from the standard program or one of three specializations in our Bachelor of Social Work program, or develop critical skills with one of our three distinct Master of Social Work programs.

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

Learn where you live

Complete your BSW courses through on-campus/distance education delivery or by distance education. You can choose to complete the program by taking a combination of on-campus/blended learning courses and distance education courses.

Poster for Francis Dick gallery and danceOn June 10, 2017, the School of Social Work presented Francis Dick: Kwakwaka'Wakw Artist, Art Gallery & 'Spirits of the Forest' Mask Dance. This Dance tells the story of how all the lifeforms and elements of the forest - including humans- are interdependent (performed at the Farquhar Auditorium, UVic). This successful event included an Art Gallery & Reception at the First Peoples House Ceremonial Hall, UVic. Ticket proceeds went in support of UVic Indigenous Students.

Cheryl Aro with her motherUVic study by Cheryl Aro, Instructor and Indigenous Field Education Coordinator in the School of Social Work, explores dementia care among First Nations communities.

Dianne, Pam, and MichaelOn March 16, 2017, Dianne and Michael from BCASW presented UVic School of Social Work Professor Emerita, Pam Miller with the CASW Award for Distinguished Service. The evening was fun and lively just like our Pam!

Transnational Social WorkMehmoona Moosa-Mitha, Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, provides insight on a feminist perspective of transnational social work. Audio clip (42 minutes)

Indigenous Presence report coverFaculty Professor Jeannine Carriere and Adjunct Associate Professor, Catherine Richardson, co-author the recent book Calling Our Familes Home: Métis Peoples Experience with Child Welfare