Office of the Registrar
School of Social Work (2019/2020)
3.4 Academic and Professional Ethics

The School of Social Work espouses the highest standards of academic and professional ethics and conduct as documented in the current Canadian Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and the Guidelines for Practice. Ethical behaviour encompasses integrity, respect, and professionalism, and also means that students will take responsibility for their learning and pursue academic goals in an honest and engaged manner. These are principles, values, and expectations that the School of Social Work upholds as a member of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education.

When participating in coursework and field practica or representing the School at conferences and other research and academic activities, students are expected to demonstrate ethical behaviour. In decision-making, teamwork, and individual expression, students are expected to seek to understand the significance of social justice, fairness, equity and individual and collective rights.

In addition to meeting the Student Code of Conduct, students must meet the following guidelines for academic and professional ethics and conduct which are available at the School of Social Work website: The current Canadian Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and the Guidelines for Ethical Practice, the Bachelor of Social Work Programs Suitability for the Profession Policy & Procedures, and the School of Social Work Social Media Policy and Guidelines for Social Work Students.