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Message from the Director

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A Message from Director Robin Wright

The School of Social Work
Generating Knowledge and Educating Advocates for Individuals, Families, and Communities

Welcome to the School of Social Work at the University of Windsor where we educate the social work leaders of tomorrow. Our Faculty is dedicated to generating knowledge and educating advocates for individuals, families, and communities around the world. Our faculty are internationally renowned for excellence in education, scholarship, research, and we take as our mandate the most vulnerable in society. Graduates of the School of Social Work are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and dedication to make a critical contribution on a regional, provincial, national, and international scale to enhance the well-being of all citizens.

By combining leading-edge research with community engagement programs, the School of Social Work creates an exceptional learning environment for over 700 undergraduate and graduate Social Work students. With the help of more than 100 agencies and government partners, over 300 students provide community services through field internship activities each year.  The result is symbiotic benefits for students, not-for-profit organizations, and most importantly, the people they serve.

Today, the School of Social Work is a dynamic and engaged community, in a strong position to explore society’s increasingly complex global challenges. We are embracing a leadership role in social work education and research as we implement the ambitious goals of our latest Academic Plan, “Thinking Forward…Taking Action.”

In 2015, the School of Social Work moved from the University’s main campus to the former site of the community’s newspaper, The Windsor Star. The state of the art new facility provides the School with valuable space while bringing staff, students, and faculty members physically closer to partner agencies and the constituents they serve.  It is our hope that the School of Social Work becomes a center for community involvement in social programs. Its new location in a building designed for teaching, sharing information, and promoting public access will help to make this possible. 

As we strive to move the School of Social Work forward, we are building on the solid foundation of an exceptional community of students, researchers, teaching faculty, field instructors, and alumni. The depth and breadth of their intellects and talents – along with the diversity of their experiences and backgrounds – promise an even brighter future.