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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

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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

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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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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.

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

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

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Lake scene. Photo credit: Cheryl Foster

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Graduate students are Rising Up

March 2, 2018 — 
On March 9 and 10, the Native Studies Graduate Students Association will host the third annual Rising Up conference featuring close to 100 scholars from around the world discussing Indigenous knowledge and research in Indigenous studies.

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