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Star Blanket Ceremony to Honour Acting Dean

July 17, 2019 — 
A Star Blanket ceremony was held to honour former acting dean, Diane Hiebert-Murphy, for her dedication to nurturing positive relationships and for her extraordinary leadership over the past year. 

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The Conversation: Canada must end complicity in China’s brutal organ trafficking regime

June 14, 2019 — 
'The clock is ticking on Canada’s chance to enact important measures against organ trafficking,' writes Professor Maria Cheung

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Conference on Improving Family Policy & Practice a Success

April 4, 2019 — 
On March 27 and 28, 2019, the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Social Work hosted Poverty and Social Inclusion for Families in Manitoba as part of the Families in Canada Conference 2019 that took place in Ottawa and simultaneously at co-hosting university partners across the country. The national theme of the conference focused on the use of both big (social indicators) and little (qualitative) data to improve family policy and practice within Canada. The local theme focused on the intersection of data with social inclusion and poverty affecting families in Manitoba. The satellite event welcomed students, academics, funders, non-profit leaders and community members.


Families in Canada Conference 2019

Faculty of Social Work

Poverty & Social Inclusion for Families in Manitoba Conference

February 22, 2019 — 
On March 27 and 28, 2019, the University of Manitoba is proud to be co-hosting a satellite event as part of the pan-Canadian Families in Canada Conference 2019. In collaboration with the Vanier Institute of the Family and fellow university partners across Canada, we will explore poverty and social inclusion in Manitoba through a family lens.Join us for two days of knowledge sharing and catalytic conversation with diverse leaders who study, serve and support families. Through engaging presentations and panel discussions, delegates will explore modern families and family life, share experiences, and learn from the stories behind the statistics.


Food Systems Research Group

FSRG talk – An Offering: Lakota Elders Contributions to the Future of Food Security

February 19, 2019 — 
Feb 27 FSRG talk: Mary Kate Dennis shares contributions to the future of food security by Lakota Elders

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Indigenous professor brings Two-Spirit lens to Inner City Social Work Program

January 9, 2019 — 
After 20 years of field experience as a social worker, HIV/AIDS trainer and a crisis counsellor, Percy Lezard's interests meet at an intersection of education, Indigenous studies, sex and gender and community health

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First Graduate Social Work Class, 1944

Social Work: Life, Learnings, and Lessons at 75

November 14, 2018 — 
This year, the Faculty of Social Work celebrates its 75th anniversary

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Diane Hiebert-Murphy named Acting Dean, Faculty of Social Work

November 7, 2018 — 
An accomplished researcher and administrator, Dr. Diane Hiebert-Murphy was appointed Acting Dean of the Faculty of Social Work effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019


Strangers in New Homelands Conference Chair

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Migration, Settlement and Integration Conference a Success

November 5, 2018 — 
The 11th annual Strangers in New Homelands International Conference on Migration, Settlement and Integration was held from Wednesday, October 31st to Friday November 2nd, 2018 at the Canad Inns Polo Park Destination Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The conference, hosted by the faculty of social work, was attended by presenters and participants from around the world.

Working With Older Adults

Faculty of Social Work

Working with older adults workshop series

November 5, 2018 — 
The Faculty of Social Work is offering workshops to improve and expand community workers’ knowledge and skills in working with older adults when providing intervention and support on specific issues.

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