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Social Work: Life, Learnings, and Lessons at 75

November 14, 2018 — 
This year, the Faculty of Social Work celebrates its 75th anniversary

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Diane Hiebert-Murphy named Acting Dean, Faculty of Social Work

November 7, 2018 — 
An accomplished researcher and administrator, Dr. Diane Hiebert-Murphy was appointed Acting Dean of the Faculty of Social Work effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

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Strangers in New Homelands Conference Chair

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Migration, Settlement and Integration Conference a Success

November 5, 2018 — 
The 11th annual Strangers in New Homelands International Conference on Migration, Settlement and Integration was held from Wednesday, October 31st to Friday November 2nd, 2018 at the Canad Inns Polo Park Destination Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The conference, hosted by the faculty of social work, was attended by presenters and participants from around the world.

Working With Older Adults

Faculty of Social Work

Working with older adults workshop series

November 5, 2018 — 
The Faculty of Social Work is offering workshops to improve and expand community workers’ knowledge and skills in working with older adults when providing intervention and support on specific issues.

Margaret Tobin Donation Celebration 2018

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Inner City Social Work Celebrates Margaret Tobin

October 18, 2018 — 
The Inner City Social Work Program (ICSWP) would like to thank the family of Margaret Tobin for gifting some of her artifacts, in honour of Kim Clare, to the William Norrie Centre for display. Margaret Tobin was an Associate Professor and Counsellor at the University of Manitoba who was committed to the ideals of the ICSWP, with heavy focus on supporting single parents, First Nations peoples, and accessibility services for students.

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Alumni Answers: What do you find most gratifying about social work?

September 5, 2018 — 
In anticipation of the Faculty of Social Work’s 75th anniversary, we’re looking to you – our alumni in the field – to tell us what makes social work such a meaningful vocation

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MSWIK Culture Camp 2018

Faculty of Social Work

New graduate students engage in Indigenous ways of learning on retreat

August 28, 2018 — 
This past weekend, the third cohort of students in the MSW-IK program at the Faculty of Social Work embarked on their journey at the Windy Hill Learning Centre, located on Treaty 1 territory near Lake Winnipeg. 

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Falun Dafa the fifth exercise, meditation // Photo: longtrekhome, Pixabay

Cold Genocide: Falun Gong in China

August 14, 2018 — 
Social work professor Maria Cheung and alumnus David Matas, international human rights lawyer, have written one of the most impactful articles on a genocide currently taking place that few talk -- or even know -- about  

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Expressive Art by Tuula Heinonen

Faculty of Social Work

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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