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Committee Memberships

If you are interested in getting involved in the Faculty of Social Work decision-making process, consider a position as a student representative on the Faculty of Social Work divisional council or one of its standing committees. The Divisional Council Terms of Reference lists the different committees and their mandates. Divisional council meets four times per year; standing committees normally meet once per month.

By joining a committee, you can:

  • Represent your PhD program;
  • Provide insight into student needs and concerns;
  • Participate in the making of policies and practices;
  • Contribute to planning in practice education, admissions criteria, and curriculum reviews; and
  • Promote and ensure equity across the faculty.

Governance within the Faculty of Social Work

The committee structure consists of five standing committees that report to a divisional council. Divisional council in turn reports to the graduate faculty council and the university senate. If you would like to join a committee, contact the WLU Graduate Student Association or the chair of the committee.

Committee Student Membership

  • Divisional Council: Four MSW students and one PhD student, all of whom are nominated from the student body. At least one student should be from the Indigenous stream.
  • Indigenous Field of Study: Two students from the Indigenous Field of Study.
  • Equity: Six MSW students (one each from the first and second year of the two-year full-time program; one from the part-time program; one from the advanced standing program; one each from the Indigenous Field of Study full-time and part-time programs; and one PhD student).
  • MSW Curriculum, Admissions, Field Education and Student Affairs (CAFSAC): Five MSW students. Representation needed from all programs.
  • PhD Admissions, Curriculum and Student Affairs: Two doctoral students (one representing Indigenous students, if possible).

MSW CAFSAC Minutes (please email for archive documents)

Divisional Council Minutes (please email for archive documents)

PhD Admissions, Curriculum and Student Affairs Minutes (please email for archive documents)