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 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, 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/