Our graduates go on to make significant change in their communities and can be found in schools, hospitals, correctional facilities, and agencies across Canada. We want to collaborate with our alumni and learn how we can better support them. Consider connecting with us!
Mentoring our students
Are you interested in contributing to our students’ success working in the field? Our Field Education Program is always looking for field instructors and agencies. As part our undergraduate curriculum, students are required to gain field practicum experience in agencies across Canada and graduate.
If you are interested in becoming a field instructor, contact us.
As we are an accredited program, Field Instructors must possess a BSW, MSW or RSW with a minimum of two years' experience.
Recognizing leaders in our community
The Helen Mann 50th Anniversary Award
The Helen Mann 50th Anniversary Award recognizes a person or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the social work profession and/or to the field of social work in Manitoba. The award is presented at our Homecoming events. Everyone is encouraged to nominate a social worker/activist or an organization.
Past award recipients
About Helen Mann
In 1943, Helen Mann became the first lecturer hired at the University of Manitoba School of Social Work. Mann worked for the School for 31 years. Throughout her career, Mann made an enormous contribution to shaping the standards of social work practice in the Winnipeg community and across Canada. She also contributed to the development of social work in Canada and was renowned for the way in which she combined her skills as an educator and scholar with those of personal graciousness and sensitivity.
Mann’s wisdom and experience has had a profound effect on the Faculty of Social Work. In the Fall of 1992, the Faculty of Social Work created the Helen Mann 50th Anniversary Award to honour her memory. A Helen Mann award was also established to provide bursaries to students who are registered in fulltime studies in the BSW program at the William Norrie Centre or at Thompson, Manitoba, and who require financial assistance in order to continue their studies.
Make a difference
Thanks to your support, our students in financial needs are given opportunities to further their education and research through awards and bursaries. If you are interested in supporting Faculty of Social Work students, make a gift to social work fellowships and bursaries.
For specific funding opportunities, select “Social Work” under the fund search.
Ongoing support projects
Strangers in New Homelands Conference
Conference chair: Dr. Michael Baffoe
This conference has run through very critical times in world migration history: the unprecedented displacement and movements of people from their homes into other countries, especially to Europe seeking safety as well as better life conditions.
Last year’s conference was the 12th edition of the Strangers in New Homelands Conference and focused on discussing and examining the dangerous trends of systematic human rights abuses meted out routinely to vulnerable population groups and how their life outcomes could be improved around the world.
Presentations and workshops examined how migrants interact with potential oppressions and markers of identity such as race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, age, religion, language, and socioeconomic status.