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Power of connections

This month we are looking at all the different types of connections made within the UM community—from relationships that create impact today or on our future to our connections to the past, the land, and the world.

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Homecoming 2023: Celebrating 80 years of social work education

Eighty years ago this October, the Faculty of Social Work opened its doors to meet the shortage of trained staff in Manitoba social welfare agencies. This year, we celebrate the alumni who have graduated from our Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work and Ph.D. programs over the past 80 years. The Faculty of Social Work 80th Anniversary Homecoming reception will be hosted by The Honourable Anita R. Neville, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba on September 14th. This year’s Homecoming celebration welcomes alumni from the past 60 years. During the reception, we will be presenting the Helen Mann 50th Anniversary Award to members of the community who have made outstanding contributions to the field of social work. The Helen Mann 50th Anniversary Award recipients to be honoured during our Homecoming 2023 reception: Jill Taylor-Brown (2023) Lynne Fineman (2022) Lindsay Bacala (2021) Lorna Hanson (2020) Jainna Cabral (2019)

Connect with UM alums at Indigenous Homecoming

Indigenous Homecoming is a time to connect and re-connect with UM Indigenous alumni. This year's Indigenous Alumni Connect event will feature a living library - an opportunity to hear the stories of celebrated UM alums who are making a difference in the community – good food and guided walking tours. 

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