Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Affiliated TRU/NVIT Bachelor of Social Work

The School of Social Work and Human Service is proud of the longstanding collaboration with the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology to offer a joint TRU/NVIT BSW degree which emphasizes the knowledge and skills relevant to Indigenous individuals, families, and communities. This collaborative partnership has been in place since 1998 and further supports the 2015 calls to action recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada for both TRU and NVIT.

The program is committed to the principles of social justice, community healing and change. NVIT works to increase students' knowledge and skills based on Indigenous culture, values, and philosophy.

Elders are a valued part of the program. Through classroom experience and critical analysis, students are encouraged to design an ethical social work framework valuing diversity, equality, respect, and the dignity and worth of all peoples.

  • The Bachelor of Social Work degree is offered at the Merritt and Vancouver campus.
  • Part-time students are welcome.
  • Approximately 50 students are enrolled in the two-year program.
  • Students graduate with a Bachelor of Social Work degree conferred jointly by NVIT and TRU.
Social Work Department, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

Merritt Campus
4155 Belshaw Street
Merritt, BC V1K 1R1
Phone: 250-378-3300
Fax: 250-378-3332

Vancouver Campus
#200 4355 Mathissi Place
Burnaby, BC V5G 4S8
Phone: 604-602-9555
Fax: 604-602-3400