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.

Read more about some of Social Work's graduands and the important work they have been doing.

Contact

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 address:

School of Social Work

Dalhousie University

1459 LeMarchant Street, Suite 3201
PO Box 15000

Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2
Canada

Courier address:

School of Social Work

Dalhousie University

1459 LeMarchant Street, Suite 3201
Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2
Canada

Main Office Telephone: 902-494-3760

Fax: (902) 494-6709

E-mail for general inquiries: social.work@dal.ca



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.

Social Work News

New book, Change Your World, by Dr. Mchael Ungar
  • Congratulations to Dr. Michael Ungar on the publishing of his new book, Change Your World: The Science of Resilience and the True Path to Success. You can buy the book at Amazon.ca or visit Dr. Ungar's website. You can read more about the book launch at Dal News.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Karabanow and Field Education Coordinator, Cyndi Hall on winning the William Webster Excellence in Interprofessional Education Award for the Dalhousie University Social Work Community Clinic.

  • Read the Canadian Social Work Review article [225 KB], Creating A Space for Innovative Teaching, Learning and Service Delivery: The Story of the Dalhousie University School of Social Work Community Clinic.

  • On March 26, 2019, Dr. Jeff Karabanow was awarded the 150 Canadian Senate Commemorative Medal for his community-based research and community development work in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was honoured with this award by Senator Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard. Congratulations to Dr. Karabanow!
  • Registration is open for Counselling Skills Level 1 with Jill Ceccolini and Debbie van Horne! This intensive 5-day program runs on campus June 10 - 14.

  • Caring for Community, the Dalhousie's Social Work Community Clinic now calls Quinpool Road home. Read more in this week's Dal News.

  • Congratulations to Nik Harris, a current MSW student, who was selected to attend a UN conference on childhood disability as a CASWE nominated candidate. Read more.

  • A big shout-out to Dr. Jeff Karabanow and his new book, Homeless Youth and the Search for Stability. Youth are one of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population. Although there has been much research on how youth become homeless and survive on the streets, we know very little about their pathways off the street and the many challenges that present during this process. Available at amazon.ca.