Laurier’s Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work has an international reputation for excellence in teaching, research and field education. Our programs are ideally located in the heart of downtown Kitchener and Brantford, Ontario – embedding our students close to the social service agencies with which they work.
We offer social work programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Our newest Bachelor of Social Work program, located at Laurier’s Brantford campus, offers a generalist degree with a unique focus on Indigenous issues.
The Master of Social Work program has an overarching framework of social justice, equity, inclusivity and reflexivity, and provides students flexibility in choosing the direction of their learning in micro and/or macro social work practice. The Indigenous Field of Study in the MSW program is rooted in a wholistic Indigenous worldview and includes the use of Indigenous elders, a traditional circle process and Indigenous ceremonies.
The Social Work PhD program provides students with opportunities for advanced scholarship and professional growth. The program is designed to lead students into leadership roles in social work in postsecondary education and in policy, and to lead students to research and specialized practice in governmental and human service organizations.
Meet our incoming doctoral cohort
Laurier Social Work student exploring social enterprise programs as an employment initiative for reintegrating women in ontario
Assistant Professor William (Bill) O’Leary published his first article with Laurier
Laurier student Victoria Woghiren among finalists in SSHRC's 2022 Storytellers Challenge
A call to the Laurier community to stand against bullying
Laurier researcher finds COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating risk of intimate partner violence and brain injury
Approach to domestic violence support needs to change, says Kathy Hogarth, Laurier’s dean of the Faculty of Social Work
Laurier appoints Kathy Hogarth new dean of university’s Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work
Laurier appoints new acting dean of the Faculty of Social Work
Laurier Social Work Professor Bree Akesson studies how families persevere amid extreme adversity and loss
Simulation-based learning initiative prepares Laurier Social Work students for real-world scenarios
Laurier to host virtual lecture featuring award-winning author Lawrence Hill
Laurier celebrates Black History Month with educational and engaging virtual public events
Laurier instructor teaches municipal politicians and staff about Indigenous history and culture
Laurier’s Inspiring Conversations lecture on Blue Monday will explore pandemic-related grief and loss
Laurier social work student appointed to Premier’s Council on Equality of Opportunity
Laurier’s Faculty of Social Work celebrates the first graduating cohort of MSW online students
Laurier MSW graduate cares for seven brothers to keep them out of foster care
Laurier alumna leads Grand River Water Walk
Laurier researchers stand and study together
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