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Strangers in a new homeland: Migration and settlement

October 28, 2019 — 
'Immigrants and refugees are entitled to the same conditions and human rights accorded to citizens and residents in host societies'

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Meet the Dean of Social Work: Michael Yellow Bird

October 21, 2019 — 
Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, a celebrated scholar, author, inspirational teacher and passionate advocate for decolonization, Indigenous social innovation and creativity, and institutional and environmental systems change, has recently been appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba

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Student works on degree, making a difference

October 18, 2019 — 
"Access gave me the confidence to go to university and pursue my dreams" - Prairie-Rose Hapa

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Wpg Free Press: National study seeks domestic-violence survivors

September 26, 2019 — 
Researchers are looking for people with experiences that occurred between 2006 and 2016

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Announcing three new leadership appointments

September 23, 2019 — 
The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce new leadership appointments

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The Conversation: Trauma-informed classrooms can better support kids in care

September 3, 2019 — 
Our team of researchers from the faculties of education and social work at the University of Manitoba are learning about how educators in one school division are working to better support children in care

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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.

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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.

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