Social Work at Memorial
As Newfoundland and Labrador’s only provider of social work education, Memorial University’s School of Social Work prepares professionals to make contributions in our province, as well as nationally and internationally.
Our undergraduate degree offerings include two Bachelor of Social Work programs – one as a first degree and one as a second degree.
At the graduate level, our Master of Social Work program is primarily online, with a focus on creative approaches to critical thinking for leadership in diverse social work practice. Both thesis and course route options are available.
Our PhD program is research-based, and focuses on advanced social work practice and social work education, emphasizing commitment to people and social justice, stressing critical thinking and the production of original and significant scholarship.
The core of our mission is to meet the needs of the province and contribute to the body of knowledge of the profession nationally and internationally.
Passion and Purpose: 2022-2027 Strategic Map
After much internal and external consultation and collaboration, the School of Social Work is excited to announce our new Strategic Plan that will guide us over the next five years.
Anti-Black Racism Statement
Each of us at Memorial University's School of Social Work is responsible to resist and eradicate unjust policies and practices of anti-Black racism within our institutions and in society. Collectively, our first step begins with a commitment to intentional transformation within our School.
After collaboration between members of the School of Social Work Equity and Diversity Committee and others, we have committed to the anti-Black racism actions for the School of Social Work found in our Anti-Black Racism Statement.
Anti-Indigenous Racism Statement
Each of us at Memorial University’s School of Social Work is responsible to actively and constantly resist and work towards eradicating policies and practices of colonialism and racism within ourselves, within our relationships with each other, and within our institutions and society.
Following collaboration between members of the School of Social Work Equity and Diversity Committee and others, we have committed to the anti-Indigenous racism actions for the School of Social Work found in our Anti-Indigenous Racism Statement.
Memorial University’s School of Social Work is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill two positions with the Field Education Team.
Memorial University seeks a visionary and dynamic leader to serve as Dean of the School of Social Work.
Congratulations to School of Social Work PhD student and instructor Kristen Hynes, RSW, on winning the Best Student Poster (Humanities) at the 24th Aldrich Multidisciplinary Conference!
After a long and award-winning career at Memorial University, Kim Kelly, RSW, will be retiring from the School of Social Work in early January, 2024. Her retirement party, complete with karaoke and dancing, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023 at the Breezeway, St. John’s campus, from 3-8 pm.
As we prepare to bid adieu (or so long for now!), Kim sat down for a 20 questions-themed chat.