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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.


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

Kevin & Jamie Pfau

Faculty of Social Work News

Students provide housing to victims of domestic violence and youth aging out of care

March 16, 2021 — 
UM students Jamie Pfau and her partner Kevin Pfau, saved up for over a year to purchase safe and affordable housing for two underserved populations in Manitoba — female survivors of domestic violence and their children and youth aging out of care. The idea for their project, Peace for All of Us, partly began when the couple were social work research assistants at the University of Manitoba.

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Kathy Levine, associate professor, Faculty of Social Work

Building a ‘community of learners’

February 25, 2021 — 
Why "we will all do better when everybody does better in this world" is both a life and teaching philosophy

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Alumni News

UM alumni are good reads too!

February 17, 2021 — 
We've highlighted a few selections for book lovers to enjoy during I Love to Read Month

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a mosaic of a brain

Three UM researchers to work with community partners to address mental health needs of overlooked populations

January 27, 2021 — 
Projects to focus on the people with hearing loss, parents, and frontline health care workers

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Tier Building, Fort Garry Campus

Faculty of Social Work News

Students invited to discuss proposed Bachelor of Social Work curriculum

November 30, 2020 — 
The Faculty of Social Work would like to invite all current Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) students to attend a town hall meeting to obtain your feedback on our proposed new BSW curriculum, to be implemented in Fall 2022 with Senate approval.

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