Bachelor of Social Work Student Society

The Bachelor of Social Work Student Society (BSWSS) is a student organization led by, comprised of, and accountable to undergraduate students in the School of Social Work at Carleton. The BSWSS is the main collective voice of the BSW student body, and all undergraduates in the SSW are members of the society. One of the primary functions of the BSWSS is to choose representatives to serve as members of the various committees of the School so that the student body has input into the deliberations regarding BSW program policies and decisions. The BSWSS also plays an important social role in connecting undergraduate students through various educational and social activities.

The major objectives of the BSWSS are:

  • To represent the interests of BSW students in the functioning of the SSW; to advocate for the student body;
  • To initiate educational opportunities of interest to the students that are not covered directly in the academic curriculum of the SSW;
  • To work towards developing a sense of community among the students with particular attention to incoming students;
  • To promote respect and create a safer environment in the SSW;
  • To continue to work toward social justice within the student body and Bachelor of Social Work program;
  • To create an environment of support and collegiality among the students and to have some fun!

2022-23 BSWSS Executive 

Daniella Akat and Gurleen Bhatti


Sarah McGrath

Vice-President, Student Engagement


Vice-President, Finance

Olivia Melnyk

Vice-President, Communications


Social Policy Executive


Executive First-Year Representative 

Rebecca Woo

Executive Second-Year Representative 


Executive Third-Year Representative 

Gauge Lee Roberts

Executive Fourth-Year Representative