Social Work Graduate Student Collective (2022-2023 update coming soon)

The Social Work Graduate Student Collective is a great opportunity to become actively involved in your campus community as representatives of the student voice and as advocates for change in our development and learning. As a collective we aim to meet monthly to share reports and updates, develop new initiatives and conferences, and provide support for important causes. As the Social Work Graduate Student Collective, we have opportunities to have genuine discussions regarding matters that are most important to us as students of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. Members of the SOWK GSC also participate in various university and departmental committees to ensure our collective voices are heard.

This term a collaborative group decision was made to organize using the Microsoft Teams platform. This will support the opportunity for everyone to participate in an interactive forum. The platform will be used for various matters such as: group meetings, student program sponsorships, funding allocation and voting, and so much more. We understand and appreciate the challenges associated with being a student especially during these strange and unsettling times. It may be difficult to manage personal and professional lives while coping with the impacts of COVID-19. This forum is a new opportunity to encourage and invite active participation by students who have demanding schedules who may not be able to accommodate regular meetings.

Our objectives include:

  • Represents the collective interests and promotes the general welfare of graduate students of social work at Carleton University.
  • Promotes and maintains communication between the graduate students and other student associations, the School of Social Work, the university administration, and the larger community.
  • Aids individual graduate students with specific problems related to the university community.
  • Acts to stimulate social, intellectual, and political contact among graduate students.