Welcome to the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty Social Work!
The Faculty of Social Work (FSW) at Wilfrid Laurier University offers professional social work programs at the master and doctoral levels. Since 1966, the Faculty has developed a national and international reputation for teaching excellence and research, as well as a commitment to advanced scholarship and practice competence.
Upholding a stellar reputation as one of Canada's top graduate schools for social work education, the degree programs of the Faculty of Social Work are designed to prepare specially-qualified individuals for the many forms of direct (working with individuals, families, and groups) and indirect (working with communities, policy development, social planning, administration and research) social work practice.
Laurier's Kitchener campus opened in 2006 as the home of the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work. Both the campus and the social work program are based in downtown Kitchener, among neighbouring community agencies, and enjoy strong partnerships in the social services sector both in research and in practice opportunities for students. The historic building, which dates back to 1907, is now a lively centre of activity for more than 300 graduate students and 45 faculty and staff members. Laurier's Kitchener campus has contributed to the revitalization of the city core while putting social work students closer to many social service agencies. Despite Laurier's rapid growth, there is something that has remained constant: the sense of community.