Members of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba conduct research locally, nationally, and internationally on social issues. This research addresses topics relevant to social work theory, social work practice, social service administration, and social policy. When we engage in research, we do so based on the principles of partnership, collaboration, mutual respect, and trust. The goal of our research is to further the mission of social work to promote social justice and enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
Our research is funded by various sources including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the University of Manitoba and other funders. Social Work research is often conducted with other academics and/or professionals in various disciplines, and with the communities with and for whom we work. The knowledge generated by our research is shared with other academics, both within the field and outside of it, students who are training to become social workers, government policy makers, not-for-profit social service organizations, individuals who make use of social work services and supports, and members of the general public.
Social Work faculty members are always interested in hearing about issues that arise in the field, which may require further investigation and research. If you have a research idea that you would like to discuss, please feel free to contact any of our researchers who work in that area.
Our Research Facilitator, Karen Schwartz, can help by putting you in contact with a researcher who works in the area you are interested in and supporting your journey as a research partner and collaborator. She can be reached via e-mail at: Karen.Schwartz@umanitoba.ca.