National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021 - Message from Director

Today I celebrate Indigenous Women in Leadership who are instrumental in Social Work Profession – To Dr. Billie Allan, President for CASWE-ACFTS!! Second, I want to congratulate Dr. Robina Thomas in her role as Associate Vice-President (AVPI) for Uvic. On behalf of our school, we hold you two incredible scholars up and congratulate you in these significant positions. Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!

SOCW Online Event on May 14, 2021 - Celebrating & Demystifying Research

Celebrating & demystifying research: University of Victoria's School of Social Work presents: Stories from Masters of Social Work Thesis Researchers on Friday, May 14th, 2021 at 1pm (PDT). Please join us for an inspiring presentation from four UVic MSW thesis researchers speaking about their innovative research and their journey through the thesis process.

Research: Lessons Learnt on Designing a Community-Based Participatory Research Study on Trauma

Our faculty members, Mehmoona Moosa-Mitha and Bruce Wallace, have just published a joint research article “Lessons Learnt on Designing a Community-Based Participatory Research Study on Trauma: A Qualitative Study with Arabic Speaking Refugee Newcomers and Their Service Providers” in Canadian Journal of Action Research.

SOCW Online Event on March 18, 2021, 2pm - Student Panel - Beyond Race Theory

Please join us in this panel presentation for Social Work Week - Beyond Race Theory: Centering BIPOC Student Voices and Experiences in the Bachelor of Social Work Program at UVic. Five BSW students from UVic will talk about their experiences in the program and the importance of centering Indigenous, Black, and other racialized perspectives in academic spaces.

Elias 10 Year Legacy

Dr. Elias Cheboud was that child-leader. A graduate of UVic and UBC in Social Work and Education, we recently remembered the 10 year anniversary of his untimely death. He was a teacher and peacemaker in Canada and Ethiopia and his legacy lives on. Many students from Ethiopia have interned at UVic and gone on to contribute greatly to their home country.

Research: Towards health equity for people experiencing chronic pain and social marginalization

Congratulations! School of Social Work faculty members, Bruce Wallace, Cindy Holmes and Mehmoona Moosa-Mitha, and their colleagues, Colleen Varcoe (UBC School of Nursing), Gregg Moor (Pain BC), Maria Hudspith (Pain BC) and Kenneth D. Craig (UBC Psychology) have published their collaborative research paper “Towards health equity for people experiencing chronic pain and social marginalization” in International Journal for Equity in Health this February 2021. This research examines the many intersections of chronic pain with experiences of violence, trauma, discrimination, stigma, and inadequate health care. The paper is available here: