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Master of Human Rights students assemble at Louis Riel’s grave in the St. Boniface Cathedral cemetery to start the program’s annual Human Rights Walking Tour of Winnipeg.

Faculty of Law

Master’s program introduces Winnipeg Human Rights Tour

October 6, 2023 — 
The Winnipeg Human Rights Tour began in 2022 as a way to introduce new Master of Human Rights program students to some of the many Human Rights aspects of Winnipeg. Beginning in St. Boniface at the grave of Louis Riel, founder of Manitoba, the tour has now been successfully delivered to two generations of Master of Human Rights students and has grown in content, scope and recognition.

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UM receives funding for child maltreatment and child welfare research

July 20, 2023 — 
On July 20th, the Government of Canada announced nearly $900,000 in funding to the University of Manitoba for a project aimed at increasing research capacity in child maltreatment, child welfare and family violence.

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UM Distinguished Visiting Lecturer - Dr. Peter Simcock

Faculty of Social Work

Pushing back against ableism, focusing on capability with Dr. Peter Simcock

July 10, 2023 — 
Highlighting the abilities and contributions of disabled people and older adults ageing with disability can strengthen communities and aid in addressing misconceptions regarding disability. UM Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Peter Simcock, Ph.D., School of Education and Social Work, from Birmingham City University, United Kingdom, will be hosting events related to his research and experience in the physical and sensory disability field. His areas of specialization include social work and sensory impairment, deafness, deafblindness and dual sensory loss as well as working with disabled adults and older people.

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Convocation 2023

Faculty of Social Work

Celebrating Faculty of Social Work Distance Delivery grads 2023

June 21, 2023 — 
Congratulations to all 2023 graduates. Bachelor of Social Work 2023 graduates share their experiences.

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Photo of a family group of 10 people smiling by trees.

Extended Education

Graduates celebrate at Access Program Graduation 2022-2023

May 23, 2023 — 
“Access provides the support you need, no matter your age. Once you jump over fear, the sky is the limit. For me, it means so much to celebrate with my community that supported me throughout.” - Rachel Simpson

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Manitoba Legislature

UM alumni among 2023 Order of Manitoba recipients

May 12, 2023 — 
On Manitoba Day, May 12, the Province of Manitoba announced that 12 highly-accomplished Manitobans will be invested in the Order of Manitoba, the province’s highest honour.

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Visiting Scholars from Taiwan & China landscape picture

Faculty of Social Work

Social Work welcomes visiting scholars from Taiwan and China

May 10, 2023 — 
The Faculty of Social Work would like to invite all to a Lunch ’n’ Learn event with our visiting social work scholars from Taiwan and China. Presentations by: Dr. Hiu Ha Chong, Department of Indigenous Affairs & Development National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan Specializing in Indigenous social work and Indigenous child protection  Dr. Zhihong Yue, School of Sociology, Wuhan University, China Specializing in youth mental health

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Strangers Conference Chair with Planning Committee Members and Guest Speakers

Faculty of Social Work

Registration open: Strangers in New Homelands Settlement and Migration Conference

March 9, 2023 — 
Michael Ungar, Ph.D., world-renowned Resilience Expert, Director of the Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University and Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience is this year’s keynote guest speaker at the 13th edition of the Strangers in New Homelands Conference on Migration and Settlement hosted by the Faculty of Social Work.

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Person reading textbook with pen in hand

Faculty of Social Work

Social Work implements new Bachelor of Social Work Program starting this Fall

January 23, 2023 — 
The Faculty of Social Work is excited to announce a new curriculum for the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program. After two years of preparation and consultation with community members, students, faculty members, and instructors, the revised curriculum was approved by UM Senate in April 2022 and is set to be implemented over the next two years starting this Fall.


Book cover for Overcome

Overcome: Stories of Women Who Grew up in the Child Welfare System, book launch

September 29, 2022 — 
Chancellor Anne Mahon's third book will be released at a special event in Winnipeg on Oct. 6


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