Dean's Message

Cathy RockeWelcome to the Faculty of Social Work’s website. Our Faculty of Social Work Mission Statement reads: 

The social work program of education, research and community service is designed to prepare students for critical generalist social work practice with diverse peoples. Informed by the principles of social justice, the social work program encourages students to identify the needs of the disadvantaged, marginalized and oppressed; to develop the commitment, knowledge, values, attitudes, and skills required to confront structural inequalities; to address personal issues; and to empower individual, families, and communities to realize their potential.

Along with our partners at First Nations University of Canada, Aurora College-  NWT, and Yukon College- Whitehorse, we provide a strong social work program of study to our students. We recognize the diverse learning needs and experiences of students who are located in urban, rural, northern, and remote part of Saskatchewan, in  Canada’s  north, as well as those who come as international students.  With this in mind, we use a broad range of teaching methods and approaches to enhance access for our students, including using face to face, online, televised, video-conferencing, and blended formats. We provide undergraduate (Bachelor of Social Work) and graduate (MSW) programs.

As part of our commitment to providing positive learning experiences for students, we work with our community partners to develop and deliver exciting, stimulating courses; and encourage our students to engage in research activities with us, and independently.  Our research interests include: homelessness and poverty, disability, family resilience, immigrant mental health and settlement issues, human rights, corporal punishment, population health issues (e.g. focus on care-giving and poverty among seniors), Aboriginal women’s healing, and child welfare.  Much of our research is community based, with a focus on social justice issues, in keeping with our mission statement.

If you are still thinking about a profession in social work, we invite you to spend some time reviewing our website. We host information sessions to provide you with information about admissions and application processes. We also have a range of booklets and brochures.   

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

Dr. Cathy Rocke, Dean