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Social Work: Profession of choice

Celebrating Social Work Month 2015


Critically examine social work values and ethics

Beginning Social Work Practice is a multi-faceted course introducing students to the social work profession.


Study from anywhere in Canada

Students from coast to coast can earn degrees through distance delivery.


Discover a new approach to social work

We focus our critical and collective teaching approach on transformative learning.


Get involved!

We have opportunities for student involvement in a wide range of ventures beyond our core social work classes.


The Dalhousie Way

In our MSW program, students are challenged to embrace a critical and anti-oppressive social justice approach to social work practice.


School of Social Work Continuing Education

We offer a variety of online professional development workshops. Earn your CE credits with us. Everyone is welcome.


Why Choose Social Work?

Gain knowledge and experience in how to help individuals, families and communities, and promote policy to provide a better environment in which to live. The School of Social Work's vision is a commitment to building a socially just society, defined as one that upholds and validates the values of equality, diversity, inclusiveness, democracy and concern for human welfare. We manifest and advance curricula, scholarship and school culture that are congruent with those values. Learn more about the profession of Social Work.


The School of Social Work is located on the third floor of the Mona Campbell Building which is situated on the corner of Coburg Road and LeMarchant Street.

Mailing/courier address:

School of Social Work

Dalhousie University

1459 LeMarchant Street, Suite 3201
PO Box 15000

Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2

Faculty & Research

Our professors engage and challenge students to develop their skills, emphasizing social policy, professional values, theoretical perspectives, and practice methods. Learn more about our faculty and their research specializations.

School of Social Work Continuing Education

View our current schedule of professional development workshops. Everyone is welcome.

Social Work News

Dr. Fred Wien named to the Order of Canada
  • The Dalhousie School of Social Work Student Group invites you to join a valentine making advocacy event on Wednesday, February 10 in the Dalhousie Student Union Building Lobby between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • Congratulations, Fred, on your Order of Canada appointment. This is a well deserved achievement for all of your hard work and dedication to social issues over the years, particularly your work and research with various Aboriginal communities. Well deserved!
    ~ Judy MacDonald, Interim Director of the School of Social Work
    Read more in Dal News and the Faculty of Health Professions E-News.
  • Plan to attend one or all of the Racism Series beginning Wednesday, February 24. The ENRICH Project is a joint initiative with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs (CCEPA), Dalhousie University, the Atlantic School of Theology and Saint Mary's University. All sessions are scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. Download the poster [364 KB] for dates and locations.
  • The new Collaborative Health Education Building provides exciting opportunities for students in the health care professions. Read the full story featured in the Chronicle Herald.
  • Spotlight on the inaugural recipient of Dal's new Award for Excellence in Education for Diversity, School of Social Work's Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard. Read more on Dal News.
  • Spotlight on Teaching Award winner, School of Social Work's Dr. Carolyn Campbell. Read more on Dal News.
  • The next Racism is Killing Us Softly Seminar is Thursday, February 4. This Series is in partnership with the Dalhousie School of Social Work, the Nova Scotia Association of Black Social Workers, The James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies and the Dalhousie Black Student Advising Centre. All sessions are scheduled from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Download the poster for dates and locations.