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Faculty of Law

University of Manitoba appoints new Mauro Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice

March 22, 2022 — 
The Mauro Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice was created and funded through the generosity of the Mauro Foundation and is a key part of the Master of Human Rights program, now housed at Robson Hall

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

Faculty of Social Work

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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Asper School of Business

Mentoring Manitoba’s future leaders

February 25, 2022 — 
The Asper School of Business, home to the James W. Burns Leadership, connected with Block and Patel to hear their perspectives on the President’s Student Leadership Program, why students should apply, and what they as mentors have learned through this journey

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Indigenous Scholar Dr. Michael Yellow Bird

Faculty of Social Work

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

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

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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Indigenous Scholar Dr. Michael Yellow Bird

Indigenous

How mindfulness and meditation can help us adjust to a new normal

July 16, 2021 — 
Read how Indigenous scholar and dean of social work practices mindfulness and meditation to keep him grounded

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Every Child Matters (215)

Faculty of Social Work

‘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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A tipi in front of Migizii Agamik building.

Indigenous

Three Indigenous retirees reflect on their influential careers

June 11, 2021 — 
Audrey Richard, Dr. Wanda Wuttunee and Dr. Yvonne Pompana are all set for retirement this summer

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Photo of law student Daphne Comegan at her family home in Treaty 3 territory.

Faculty of Law

Celebrating Faculty of Law Class of 2021 Graduates

June 7, 2021 — 
Honouring the 2021 graduating class of students from all three programs housed at the Faculty of Law

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