Pompana appointed as director of Inner City Social Work Program
The Faculty of Social Work is very pleased to announce the appointment of Yvonne Pompana, associate professor, as the director of the Inner City Social Work Program (I.C.S.W.P.). Pompana has been serving as acting director at the I.C.S.W.P. since September of last year, and this appointment confirms her ongoing role as director.
Pompana holds a B.A. and M.S.W. from the University of Manitoba, and earned her Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Her doctoral dissertation was on “Tracing the Evolution of First Nations Child Welfare in Manitoba.” Pompana has been a vital presence at the I.C.S.W.P. since 1992, first serving as a counsellor, and advancing through the ranks as instructor, assistant professor, and as associate professor since 2009. She has also served as acting director for the I.C.S.W.P. on a number of occasions.
Pompana has additional professional experience as a researcher with the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, and in youth services, corrections, and the Department of Northern Affairs. She has had a long-standing involvement with the board of the Makoonsag Intergenerational Children’s Centre and has served as a transitional board member for the Manitoba College of Social Workers. She is also a participant in the Indigenous Social Work Research Network. In 2013, Pompana was a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award.
Pompana’s many years of dedicated service at Inner City and her deep commitment to the program and our students equip her to be an excellent leader. The I.C.S.W.P. is poised to build on its legacy and map its future development as an integral component of the Faculty of Social Work.