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Faculty of Social Work News Archive

Indigenous Scholar Dr. Michael Yellow Bird


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.


A tipi in front of Migizii Agamik building.


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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Little work has been done to understand young people’s willingness to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Above: a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus on May 6. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Research and International

How to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake and decrease vaccine hesitancy in young people

May 28, 2021 — 
Understanding who might be more likely to be vaccine hesitant and reasons for their reluctance can help inform public health strategies aimed at increasing vaccine uptake.

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Kevin & Jamie Pfau

Faculty of Social Work

Students provide housing to victims of domestic violence and youth aging out of care

March 16, 2021 — 
UM students Jamie Pfau and her partner Kevin Pfau, saved up for over a year to purchase safe and affordable housing for two underserved populations in Manitoba — female survivors of domestic violence and their children and youth aging out of care. The idea for their project, Peace for All of Us, partly began when the couple were social work research assistants at the University of Manitoba.

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Science News: ‘Green’ burials are slowly gaining ground among environmentalists

March 4, 2021 — 
'Awareness of eco-friendly death care is low even as the industry grows'

Kathy Levine, associate professor, Faculty of Social Work

Building a ‘community of learners’

February 25, 2021 — 
Why "we will all do better when everybody does better in this world" is both a life and teaching philosophy

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UM alumni are good reads too!

February 17, 2021 — 
We've highlighted a few selections for book lovers to enjoy during I Love to Read Month

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Manitoba 150 Trailblazing Women-Dr. June James, Honourable Janice Filmon, Taylor Morriseau, Isabel Auld

The Manitoba 150 Women Trailblazers announced

February 3, 2021 — 
Highlighting just a few of these pioneering women with a proud UM connection as alumni, donors and friends

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