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Canadian Excellence


Since its inception in 1966, the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work (FSW) has developed a national and international reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and practicum instruction. The FSW offers social work programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.  The BSW program, located at Laurier's Brantford campus, offers a generalist BSW with a unique focus on Aboriginal issues.  The MSW program has an overarching framework of social justice, equity, inclusivity and relexivity and provides students flexibility in choosing the direction of their learning in micro and/or macro social work practice. more

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FSW Fall Convocation Reception - October 28, 2016
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Laurier explores hidden histories of provincial institutions Laurier explores hidden histories of provincial institutions
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Walk-in therapy clinics more effective than traditional counselling sessions, study finds
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Laurier’s Faculty of Social Work participates in interprofessional showcase Laurier’s Faculty of Social Work participates in interprofessional showcase
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People at Laurier

Amy Lings, Faculty of Social Work Prior to finding herself in the MSW program at Laurier, Amy Lings spent time as a crisis counsellor and as a teacher in Asia. Her time on the other side of the world gave her the opportunity to realize and develop a passion for the social work profession. Amy’s desire to further her education, without compromising her love of working in an international setting led her to pursue her MSW at Laurier. “The fact that I could get my degree while gaining international experience made Laurier the perfect fit for me” says Amy, whose career goals include working with victims of violence in developing countries. Although Laurier seemed a perfect fit for Amy, the challenges of suffering from an invisible disability caused her anxiety. “I was worried I would be judged or discriminated against, a common occurrence, but I have found the community of social work to be very understanding and accommodating. And with their support I am heading to China for my next practicum!”

Amy Lings
MSW Alumni,
Faculty of Social Work