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February 7, 2016

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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

ADMISSIONS 2016 Deadline Dates

MSW Two year (full-time):† Closed

MSW Advanced Standing (part-time): Closed

PhD Program (full/part-time): *Deadline extension - February 1, 2016*

MSW Aboriginal Field of Study (full/part-time):† April 1, 2016

**Note:† Applications are not being accepted for the MSW 4 year part-time program during the 2016 application cycle.


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Ginette LafreniŤre, Faculty of Social Work Dr. LafreniŤre teaches both at the Master's and Ph.D. levels courses in research methods, diversity, community development and social change. She is the founding Director of the Social Innovation Research Group (S.I.R.G) which is a research and training incubator comprised of a multidisciplinary group of researchers and community practitioners dedicated to university/community collaboration. She has recently been appointed as the Director of the Manulife Centre for Healthy Living. Dr. LafreniŤre's work is centered within three main areas of research and practice: university-community collaboration, violence against women, and poverty and social justice.

Ginette LafreniŤre
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