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.
School of Social Work
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
- 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.