Welcome to the School of Social Work

Strengthening the social well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Informed by a vision of social justice, the School of Social Work promotes social well-being, change, healing, and growth at multiple levels. We are committed to fostering the integration of varied and diverse theoretical perspectives which contribute to holding central the dynamic interplay between individuals and their environments.

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School of Social Work Mental Health Clinic

Located within the UBC Okanagan Interprofessional Clinic

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Dr. John Graham, Director for the School of Social Work







Dr. John Graham, comes from Florida Atlantic University, where he was Director of the School of Social Work (2014-16) and before that Professor/Murray Fraser Professor at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary (1997-2014).


John’s scholarship was recently recognized as being among the top 50 most cited in the English speaking world. His most recent book was recently released by Oxford University Press.  John brings to the School a longstanding commitment to tier one scholarship, excellence in social work practice, and culturally competent approaches to the profession.

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Shelly Ben-David – Top 40 under 40 Honouree

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Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship

Creating an interactive on-line map that strives to further the inclusion and full citizenship of people with intellectual disabilities & their families across British Columbia.

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It takes a community

“There are tremendous research opportunities for students who come here to complete their master’s degree in Social Work,” says Professor Judy Gillespie.  “Our campus supports and encourages interprofessional networking and collaborations as the way forward for social work practice.”

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Centre for the Study of Services to Children and Families

The Centre focuses on identifying effective services for children and families with an emphasis on serving diverse populations

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