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Faculty of Social Work professor, Sid Frankel

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Sid Frankel honoured for anti-poverty awareness and reduction

June 20, 2022 — 
Sid Frankel, a long-serving professor in the Faculty of Social Work, is the recipient of the 2022 Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Campbell Outreach Award

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Spring Convocation returns to in-person events for 2022

May 30, 2022 — 
Honorary degree recipients announced for Convocation, and President's Installation takes place June 7

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L-R: UM President Dr. Michael Bennaroch, The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, and Dr. Rusty Souleymanov at Fort Garry Campus

Faculty of Social Work News

Improving access to health care and social services for marginalized people in Canada

May 26, 2022 — 
Dr. Rusty Souleymanov, assistant professor, has been nationally recognized for his current efforts to make health care, community-based services, and social programs accessible to some of Canada's most disenfranchised and marginalized communities. Over the past two years, Dr. Souleymanov was awarded more than $1.2 million through multiple grants from the Federal Government of Canada, the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to lead his program of study. His research seeks to inform culturally sensitive models of health care and community-based services.

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Child holding sign "Stop War in Ukraine" in the middle of a protest

Faculty of Social Work News

Social Work Standing in Solidarity with Ukraine for Human Dignity, Peace, and Justice

March 2, 2022 — 
As the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine continues to escalate, the resolve of Ukrainians—and all who respect the dignity of human life—grows stronger. The Faculty of Social Work stands in solidarity with Ukraine in the brave fight to preserve fundamental human rights and freedom from tyranny. We condemn the Russian government’s unlawful war and deceitful propaganda, with which they are manipulating their own citizens and the world.

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Indigenous Scholar Dr. Michael Yellow Bird

Faculty of Social Work News

Winnipeg Free Press: Social work dean promotes technique for positive impact, both individually and collectively

January 17, 2022 — 
Michael Yellow Bird, dean of the faculty of social work at the University of Manitoba, has worked extensively in mindfulness, introducing it to Indigenous programs and teaching it to Indigenous communities and organizations

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Dr. Maria-Gomori, UM alumna

Faculty of Social Work News

In Memoriam – Remembering alumna Dr. Maria Gomori

December 20, 2021 — 
It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news of alumna Maria Gomori’s passing. Gomori was an internationally renowned family therapist who graduated from the MSW program. Many who knew Gomori have fond memories of her. She recently passed away at the age of 101.

Photo of Élyse LeBlanc

Faculty of Social Work News

Undergraduate student’s paper ‘Safe Streets for Real People’ wins competition

September 7, 2021 — 
The Faculty of Social Work would like to congratulate Élyse LeBlanc, undergraduate student, on winning the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) Student Article Competition 2021.

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Every Child Matters (215)

Faculty of Social Work News

‘Committed to doing the difficult work’ – Social Work responds to Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action 71-76

June 15, 2021 — 
Recently, Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner Marie Wilson called the use of ground penetrating radar to locate the bodies of 215 children on the grounds of a residential school a “validation.” She added, “I don’t use the word discovery because we’ve known about this for some time now” (Front Burner). The TRC reports have already established that there were far more physical deaths at residential schools than were recorded. While the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba is heartbroken by the validation that had to be so hard-won by the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation, we are not surprised.

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Little work has been done to understand young people’s willingness to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Above: a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus on May 6. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Research and International News

How to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake and decrease vaccine hesitancy in young people

May 28, 2021 — 
Understanding who might be more likely to be vaccine hesitant and reasons for their reluctance can help inform public health strategies aimed at increasing vaccine uptake.

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Alumni News

UM alumni among Honour 150 recipients

April 21, 2021 — 
Many UM alumni are recipients of Honour 150, which recognizes people who stand out for their role in making Manitoba such an amazing province

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