Directors Message

WELCOME TO THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK IN THE FACULTY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AT UBC’s OKANAGAN CAMPUS

UBC consistently ranks among the top 3 universities in Canada [1] and the top 40 universities world-wide [2]. UBC Okanagan offers a one and two year MSW for those with a BSW (one year MSW) or other undergraduate degree (2 year MSW). There are over 55,000 social workers in Canada [3], and labour market demand is strong for the profession [4] across the country [5].

Our MSW program integrates critical, structural, and social-relational perspectives with clinical knowledge and expertise; and our graduates enter the job market with specialized knowledge and evidence-based expertise. Our programs are fully accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE), having recently been awarded a 6-year accreditation [6].

UBC social work faculty on both campuses were recently recognized as being the third most cited in Canada [7]. Ours is one of the few MSW programs in Canada that teaches exclusively direct or clinical practice. Our scale is small, enabling us to be a boutique clinical program, preparing students for employment in broad areas of health and human service practice.

We are a faculty of dedicated instructors and scholars, who are committed to your professional and occupational success.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at ask.socialwork@ubc.ca or better yet make an appointment and learn more about one of the country’s finest schools of social work.

John Graham, PhD RSW
Director of the School of Social Work & Professor
250-807-8738