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The Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work (FSW) offers social work programs at the bachelorís, masterís and doctoral levels. The BSW program, located at Laurierís 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:

2013-2014 Term Dates: (inclusive)
Fall:  Monday, September 9, 2013 - Monday, December 2, 2013
Winter:  Monday, January 6, 2014 - Friday, April 4, 2014
Spring:  Monday, April 21, 2014 - Monday, June 23, 2014

ADMISSIONS 2014      

MSW Aboriginal Field of Study (full/part-time):  May 1, 2014 *Deadline Extension*


LAURIER Bachelor of Social Work information: Laurier Brantford BSW program or email Recruitment & Admissions Laurier Brantfordat chooselaurierbrantford@wlu.ca


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Kathy Absolon, Faculty of Social Work Kathy graduated from Laurier with her MSW in 1991 and joined the MSW Aboriginal Field of Study at Laurier in July, 2007. She recently completed her PhD at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto in Adult Education, Aboriginal Education. Her doctoral thesis was titled: "Kandossiwin, this is how we come to know: Indigenous graduate research in the academy: worldviews and methodologies". Her areas of specialization are in Indigenous knowledge and wholistic social work practice; Indigenous research methodologies; community based practice; community based education. Her practice, teaching, research and writing is grounded in her identity as an Anishinaabe kwe.

Kathy Absolon
Associate Professor, Aboriginal Field of Study,
Faculty of Social Work