Message from the Director

Welcome to the School of Social Work 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].

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 Marilyn Gale our Student Education Coordinator  marilyn.gale@ubc.ca or better yet make an appointment and learn more about one of the country’s finest schools of social work.

John Graham, Ph.D. RSW

Director, School of Social Work
Professor
ARTS
250-807-8738

 

[1] http://www.webometrics.info/en/north_america/canada

[2] https://www.ubc.ca/about/our-place.html

[3] http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/dt-td/Rp-eng.cfm?LANG=E&APATH=3&DETAIL=0&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=0&GID=0&GK=0&GRP=0&PID=105897&PRID=0&PTYPE=105277&S=0&SHOWALL=1&SUB=0&Temporal=2013&THEME=96&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF

[4] http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/career-advice/i-want-to-be-a-social-worker-what-will-my-salary-be/article17782489/

[5] http://www.canadavisa.com/social-workers-4152.html

[6] http://caswe-acfts.ca/members/institutional/