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The Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work (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 three fields of study: Individuals, Families, and Groups; Community, Policy, Planning, and Organizations; and Aboriginal Wholistic Healing. The PhD program provides students with opportunities for advanced scholarship and professional growth in two fields of study: Studies in Social Work Practice, and Critical Social Policy and Organizational Studies. Since its inception in 1966, the FSW has developed a national and international reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and practicum instruction. more

Dates and Scheduling:

2016-2017 Term Dates: (inclusive)
Fall:  Monday, September 12, 2016 - Friday, December 9, 2016
Winter:  Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - Monday, April 3, 2017
Spring:  Monday, April 17, 2017 - Monday, June 19, 2017

ADMISSIONS 2016 Deadline Dates

MSW Aboriginal Field of Study (full/part-time):  **Extended:  May 1, 2016


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Martha Kuwee Kumsa, Faculty of Social Work Social Work professor Dr. Martha Kuwee Kumsa looks at healing youth violence among urban ethnic minorities. Dr. Kumsa, a native of Ethiopia, has worked with youth from Ethiopia's Oromo community in Toronto. Many of them come from traumatic backgrounds in Ethiopia and have become re-traumatized by the experiences of poverty, racism and social marginalization in their new country.Dr. Kumsa is the lead researcher in a new SSHRC grant entitled “The Self-Other Issue in the Healing Practices of Racialized Minority Youth”. The three year project will take her research to the national level, studying racialized ethnic youth in Toronto, Vancouver, and Kitchener-Waterloo. “My hunch is that the issue of violence is reversible. I think we create violence and we can create healing, too”.

Martha Kuwee Kumsa
Associate Professor,
Faculty of Social Work