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Expressive Art by Tuula Heinonen

social-work News

New book explores how expressive arts have the power to effect social change

June 19, 2018 — 
How can social workers integrate expressive arts methods as a complement to their work to better support individual, group, and community growth?  Expressive Arts for Social Work and Social Change explores the values and benefits of expressive arts (i.e. visual arts, movement and dance, expressive forms of writing and narrative, music, and performance) and the role they can play in social work practice and inquiry.

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U of M hosts international conference focused on improving outcomes for vulnerable migrant populations in Canada and beyond

June 12, 2018 — 
Multicultural receiving countries, such as Canada, usually assist in the integration of immigrants and refugees by removing most barriers to their participation in their new homeland, often leading to positive outcomes and a stronger sense of belonging in the long run. However, some migrants face additional challenges shaped by systemic inequities, particularly with regard to their lack of access to resources and decision-making processes that inevitably have a negative impact on their lives. As a result, this population is more vulnerable to poor educational, health, and social processes. 


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Three U of M professors to speak at TedxWinnipeg

June 11, 2018 — 
U of M experts share unique perspective on a pressing issue facing our society

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First Graduate Social Work Class, 1944

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Celebrating 75 years of social work education

June 8, 2018 — 
It has been 75 years since the Faculty of social work responded to the need for trained social welfare service professionals.

Photo of Abigail Lidster outdoors

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Celebrating the class of 2018

June 6, 2018 — 
Meet Abigail Lidster, graduating with a Bachelor of Social Work

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Social Work faculty, staff and students racing for a dream

June 1, 2018 — 
Faculty of Social Work staff, students and faculty will be participating in The Dream Factory River City Dragon Boat Festival this weekend in an effort to make children’s dreams come true. For the past three years, the team, named Talking Dragons, has paddled its way to the finish line in support of family and friends who have been affected by cancer.


asper News

CBC: Winnipeg author wins $40K national First Novel Award

May 23, 2018 — 
Michael Kaan received the 2018 First Novel Award for his book The Water Beetles on Tuesday

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Students work together for better patient care

February 6, 2018 — 
Day Shift workshop lets students practise interprofessional teamwork on simulated hospital ward

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Remembering Ron Thorne-Finch

February 5, 2018 — 
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of friend and colleague Ron Thorne-Finch. Ron taught with the Inner City Social Work Program (ICSWP) for over 27 years.

Dr. Tracey Bone, Assistant Professor

social-work News

Professor appointed to the World Federation for Mental Health

December 18, 2017 — 
Tracey Bone, assistant professor, Faculty of Social Work, has been appointed to the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) board of directors for the 2017-2019 term as well as the Vice-President for constituency development on their executive committee.


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