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August 28, 2015

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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

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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Sharon Shavel, Faculty of Social Work Sharon Shavel was born to Israeli immigrant parents who moved to the Toronto area a couple of years before she was born. Sharon came to the Waterloo region to obtain her undergrad degree.ďDuring my last year of undergrad I learned more about the MSW program at WLU from the numerous information sessions and all the information provided online and began the application process. I was attracted to coming back to the KW area I had fallen in love with. The program is really convenient considering its many course possibilities, the diverse research interests among the professors, and the practicum possibilities are endless.Ē The well-located downtown Kitchener campus provides students with many places to go between and after classes. Its proximity to city hall offers a number of opportunities for students in the community based stream, and there are also many housing prospects close to campus or near a bus stop.

Sharon Shavel
MSW Student,
Faculty of Social Work