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The 2020-21 academic year has been a challenging year. Adapting to the pandemic, remote learning and remote working have been challenges for all, especially those who have also had to balance these changes with caregiving responsibilities, with sharing limited space, with poor health or with feelings of isolation. Events from around the world and from within our own communities have constantly reminded us of the plagues of racism, violence and injustice.
These challenges, however, also serve as reminders of our mission as social workers to challenge injustice, confront racism and counter violence with courage, respect and caring. For those of you who are graduating, I wish you success in your careers as social workers, couple and family therapists, and educators and scholars; for staff, colleagues, and returning students, I look forward to being together as a learning and caring community in our new space.
To all BSW 2021 Graduates, we are sending heartfelt congratulations to all of you! You did it!
Have a safe and peaceful summer!
Nico Trocmé, MSW, Ph.D., RSW, FRSC
Director, School of Social Work
Philip Fisher Chair in Social Work
3506 University Street
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2A7
514 398-7068 / nico.trocme [at] mcgill.ca
Assistant: Ms. Yong Hong Feng / 398-2137 / yong.feng [at] mcgill.ca
The School of Social Work provides world-class social work education, generates leading research, and strives for social justice in the community, Canada, and internationally.
Our emphasis is on critical thinking, clinical practice, community development, advocacy, policy and research, in order to help vulnerable and disadvantaged people and to promote social justice.
- Bachelor of Social Work
- Master of Social Work
- Master of Science (Applied) in Couple and Family Therapy
- Ph.D. Program
The BSW program prepares students for generalist social work practice. This 90-credit undergraduate program includes academic coursework and practical field placements.
The MSW Program allows students to pursue advanced social work study and practice. Students can choose the Non-Thesis option to focus on practice experience, or the Thesis option to focus on research.
The MScA Program in Couple and Family Therapy gives students the opportunity to advance their practice within the academic and research context of McGill University, along with the clinical expertise of the Department of Psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital.
This program provides an opportunity for students to pursue advanced scholarship in social work theory and practice, as well as generate transformative knowledge in the field of social work. Working closely with faculty supervisors, students will have opportunities to conduct research, teach, and pursue a variety of professional development programs.