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Reproductive Justice for Medically Uninsured Pregnant People in Manitoba

July 6, 2022 — 
Dr. Lindsay Larios, assistant professor, has recently received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant to examine the lived experiences of pregnant medically uninsured migrants living in Manitoba.

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Dr. Kjell Anderson teaching a class

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law professor SSHRC grants to support significant Human Rights projects

June 24, 2022 — 
Dr. Kjell Anderson, assistant professor in the Faculty of Law and Director of the Master of Human Rights program, was a successful co-applicant on two significant Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC): one Partnership Grant, and one New Frontiers in Research grant.

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Headshot of graduate student Danielle Million in the Master of Human Rights program

Faculty of Law

Second cohort of Master of Human Rights program graduates

June 22, 2022 — 
The Faculty of Law proudly congratulates the Master of Human Rights graduating class of 2022. Celebrating the conclusion of their program at a gala event at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on June 10th, the twelve members of the third cohort of graduates from this unique interdisciplinary program said farewell to Robson Hall and set off to pursue careers in Human Rights advocacy. We asked a number of these incredible students to share their experiences taking this degree.

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Faculty of Social Work professor, Sid Frankel

Faculty of Social Work

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

Faculty of Social Work

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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black and white headshot of Dr. Nathan Derejko

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.

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