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  1. Hey Kat I would like to ask you about the Clinical program at UBC Oakanagan! I also saw that you have an ASL certification, do you think that helped you get in! I am hoping to do an immersion program but it looks like they don't have enough registrants... I am wondering if you can talk about your ASL experience as well.

    As for specific questions about UBC...

    How would you describe the graduate students’ relationship with faculty?

    Do graduate students receive an adequate amount of support, encouragement and constructive criticism?

    Do you feel like you received enough practical experience and opportunities to work?

    Why did you choose to pursue your MSW at this institution?

    If you could do anything over in your application process what would it be?

    Are there any faculty and/or staff members who you would suggest that I get to know if I end up pursuing graduate studies here?

    What are some things you wish you had known prior to beginning your graduate program?

    What does it take to succeed in the program? What are the characteristics of students who have typically done well in the program?


    Thanks so much for taking the time to read this post, if you could answer just a few questions it would really help!

  2. Hi socialwerq! 1) I am in the Foundational 2 year program, but I'm pretty sure it would be the same ... The program does run through the summer, but there are 2 summer terms you can choose from. Fall semester is Sept-Dec, Winter is Jan-Apr and then you can do a summer course in either May/June OR Jul/Aug 2) I am actually not sure about that, but it's definitely possible you would do a couple of courses during the summer term. To clarify on that question you can email Marilyn Gale at marilyn.gale@ubc.ca
  3. Hi guys! Just wanted to drop in and say best of luck to everyone applying to their MSW this year. I went through it last year and I know how stressful it can be! I am currently in my first year of the 2 year MSW at UBC Okanagan. I highly recommend the program, especially if you are interested in clinical social work. The class sizes are fairly small (cohort is 35 people) and the profs are awesome. Don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions! Good luck!
  4. Hi guys, Like many of you I was also waitlisted for the 2 year MSW at U of T. I will not be remaining on the Waitlist, as I have accepted my offer of admission from UBC Okanagan. Good luck everyone!
  5. Okay, thank you both so much for your advice! That was definitely my plan, but just wanted to see if anyone else in the same position had any input. Thanks again for your responses! Much appreciated.
  6. Hey guys! Looking for some advice from some of you who may be, or may have been, in the same situation. I received an acceptance from UBC Okanagan on March 15 and I need to Accept or Decline the offer by April 5. However, I still haven't heard from U of T and would like to know if I have been accepted into their 2 year program before making my final decision. Does anyone have any advice for me for how to go about contacting U of T and asking if there is any way for them to give me an answer before April 5? Would I contact graduate admissions or the school of social work directly? Any advice is greatly appreciated!
  7. I am really hoping for today or Monday! Fingers and toes crossed!
  8. Thanks CalendarGirl! Sounds like we are on the same page! I would also like to focus on clinical social work. UBC-Okanagan focuses on clinical and direct practice social work
  9. Hey TheGrapefruit!! I'm so sorry for the confusion, that was for the 2015 application period. I usually check the forum on my phone so it doesn't show the signature part and I totally forgot to update it for this year! I have updated it now. Still waiting to hear from U of T for 2016 app period
  10. Hey guys! I know not many people on here applied to UBC-Okanagan but I wanted to let you all know that I just received my acceptance email today! Congrats again to everyone who has been accepted somewhere and good luck to those still waiting!
  11. Hey guys! Hope everyone is hanging in there during this brutal limbo period! Huge congrats to those of you who have received acceptances thus far. Wondering if anyone else has applied to the 2 year MSW at UBC-Okanagan? I have idea when I should expect to hear back from them! Thanks guys and keep hanging in there!
  12. Okay, thanks so much for letting me know MSW16! I do recall hearing that, however I will have my American Sign Language certification that I want to add! So I figured adding an extra 20 or 30 volunteer hours couldn't hurt, even if they don't consider it p.s. Thanks rachberks for your response as well
  13. Hey Guys, does anyone know roughly the latest date we can send an updated resume to U of T for the 2 year MSW? I want to make sure as many volunteer hours as possible are included. Thanks!
  14. I submitted my last document (resume) on December 14th, but everything else was in around the 10th. Don't worry at all though, I remember reading last year that everyone's statuses slowly and randomly changed from Documents Received to Under Review. As long as it doesn't say Documents Pending I think you're good!