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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
September 2, 2015

Canadian Excellence


The Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work (FSW) offers social work programs at the bachelorís, masterís and doctoral levels. The BSW program, located at Laurierís Brantford campus, offers a generalist BSW with a unique focus on Aboriginal issues. The MSW program has three fields of study: Individuals, Families, and Groups; Community, Policy, Planning, and Organizations; and Aboriginal Wholistic Healing. The PhD program provides students with opportunities for advanced scholarship and professional growth in two fields of study: Studies in Social Work Practice, and Critical Social Policy and Organizational Studies. Since its inception in 1966, the FSW has developed a national and international reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and practicum instruction. more

Dates and Scheduling:

2015-2016 Term Dates: (inclusive)
Fall: †Monday, September 14, 2015 - Thursday, December 10, 2015
Winter: †Monday, January 4, 2016 - Thursday,†March 31, 2016
Spring: †Monday, April 18, 2016 - Monday, June 20, 2016

Course Registration Opens for 2015-16:† May 15, 2015

Incoming Student Registration Guide:† click here

Returning Student Registration Guide:† click here

Next Steps for INCOMING MSW/PhD students:† click here

FSW Orientation Information:† click here

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People at Laurier

Mark Duffie, Faculty of Social Work Mark Duffie is originally from Grand-Sault/Grand Falls, New Brunswick. He is in the dissertation phase of his doctoral studies at Laurier, wherein his research seeks to explore how our subjective experiences of loss are shaped and informed by social and institutional contexts. Mark is a graduate of Laurier's MSW program and says, "Because of the tremendous support I received during my Master's studies, I really couldn't see myself undertaking Doctoral work anywhere else!" Mark brings numerous years of experience to his studies at Laurier; having worked in educational, clinical and community settings as a practitioner, manager and educator.

Mark Duffie
PhD Candidate,
Faculty of Social Work