The research activities of the School over the past two years have ranged widely in the field. Some faculty in the School have been primarily involved in research on Canadian social welfare policy and in particular on social assistance, Aboriginal social welfare, immigration, the history of the Canadian welfare state, and on women and social policy. A second group of faculty are primarily concerned with research related to the direct practice of social work including such issues as women and violence, children in care, and race in social work practice. A further group of faculty have been concerned with issues related to the evaluation of social programs and services and with education for practice. Several faculty have become involved in research projects conducted in close cooperation with local social service agencies and with professional organizations and community based organizations.