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Social Work Research Symposium

On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, the Faculty of Social Work will be hosting the 9th Annual Faculty of Social Work Research Symposium, Social Work Research and Social Justice:  A Call to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The primary purpose of this event is to explore how our research can align with the Calls for Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and more generally attend to issues of diversity in the pursuit of social justice. The Symposium offers a keynote address from Dr. Michael Hart, an Indigenous social work scholar, opportunities for dialogue and showcases the research of our faculty members, students and community partners.

Dr. Michael Hart is a citizen of Fisher River Cree Nation and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Work, the University of Manitoba. His research interests are focused on Indigenous Knowledges, particularly around Indigenous ways of healing and well-being. His research projects have also addressed Indigenous health, Indigenous youth suicide, Elders participation in institutions of higher education, and the education of Indigenous peoples in social work. He is presently the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Knowledges and Social Work. In this capacity, Dr. Hart continues his work on the developments of helping practices in social work that are based in Indigenous Knowledges. The intent of this work has been to further develop Indigenist social work as a means to countering the colonial oppression and support Indigenous peoples to stand strongly in their ways of being. More details:

This event is approved for 5 hours ACSW Category "A" credits.  In order to receive the credits, full-day attendance is required.  No partial credits available.  Please sign-in in the morning and sign-out at the end of symposium.  Certificates will be issued to those who qualify after the event.

Calgary Program and Poster Presentations

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