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Affirmative Action Policy

The School of Social Work has an affirmative action policy for these applicants:

  • Acadian
  • Aboriginal
  • African Canadian
  • Members of other racially visible groups
  • Persons with (dis)Abilities
  • Lesbian
  • Gay
  • Bisexual
  • Transgender
  • Two Spirited
  • Queer
  • Intersex¬†

The school is committed to admitting and graduating the highest possible number of students who qualify under this policy.

If applying to the BSW program

Members of these groups who have five general (non social work) university credits that average B- are encouraged to apply under this policy. Applicants may self identify in a place provided on the Social Work Statement cover sheet, which is part of the BSW application package. Each candidate is considered individually on the basis of her/his qualifications, rather than in relation to other applicants. The admissions prerequisites and selection criteria are otherwise the same for all candidates.

If applying to the MSW program

Members of these groups must meet the same MSW admission requirements as outlined. Each candidate is considered individually on the basis of her/his qualifications, rather than in relation to other applicants. The admissions prerequisites and selection criteria are otherwise the same for all candidates.