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A significant part of the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) learning experience happens outside of the classroom. All social work students are required to complete work placements in the field, allowing them to integrate the skills they learn in school and develop their identities as professional social workers. The success of our BSW field education and MSW field education programs rely heavily on field agencies that dedicate their time, resources and staff to the education of social work students.
In appreciation of the hard work our field agency partners do in providing excellent learning opportunities for our BSW and MSW students, the Faculty of Social Work offers Professional Development (PD) dollars. Each agency that takes a field education student receives PD dollars that can be used toward almost any workshop offered by the Faculty of Social Work.
PD dollars are awarded as follows:
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