University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work Students with professer Hieu Ngo

The Faculty of Social Work

Welcome. We are Canada's largest school of social work, offering online and on-campus undergraduate and graduate education to students across Canada from our Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge campuses. 

Dr. Ellen Perrault who was recently reappointed as Dean of the University of Calgary Faculty of Social Work for a second term

Dr. Ellen Perrault Reappointed as Dean of Social Work

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Ellen Perrault has been reappointed as Dean of Social Work. UCalgary Provost, Dr. Sandra Davidson wrote, "Her commitment to students, faculty, staff, and our community has been a cornerstone of her tenure."

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MSW in your future?

Applications to our Master of Social Work program open Aug. 15. 

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News from the Faculty of Social Work

UCalgary Social work Researcher Kathy Sitter

Parex Fellows work to translate research into societal impact

Dr. Kathy Sitter awarded one of this year’s Parex Resources Innovation Fellowships

William Ghali, vice-president (research), speaks to the Institutes for Transdisciplinary Scholarship fall 2023 gathering at UCalgary.

Institutes for Transdisciplinary Scholarship appoints 16 academic co-leads

New appointments will support expanding transdisciplinary scholarship at UCalgary 

Liza Lorenzetti, left, and Aamir Jamal.

Global social work project explores men's involvement in gender justice

Six UCalgary projects successful in SSHRC partner development grants 

Dr. Jaqueline S. Ismael

‘A surfeit of waves’

Memorial event recalls remarkable life and impact of Jacqueline Ismael, longtime professor and researcher in Faculty of Social Work at UCalgary

New Canada Research, Chair Dr. Caroline Tait, PhD | Tier I CRC in Indigenous Health Equity and Inclusion

Five Canada Research Chairs announced at UCalgary

Faculty recognized for their research excellence in equity and inclusion, health sciences, and business 

Dr. Patrina Duhaney, PhD

Annual awards shine spotlight on UCalgary’s outstanding community members

There is no doubt that individuals linked to UCalgary make significant and lasting impacts on our community every year. The City of Calgary honoured several of these remarkable individuals at the 2024 Calgary Awards and the Calgary Black Achievement Awards in recognition of their significant contributions to enhancing the lives and social fabric of the city and beyond.

Upcoming events

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Professional Development

Upcoming courses, seminars and workshops.

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