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ICSW program celebrates 30 years
Posted Monday, November 28, 2011 10:51 AM
 
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The Inner City Social Work Program celebrated its 30th anniversary on October 22 with a gala and reunion event.

The program began in 1981 to give people from lower economic families a chance to pursue a university degree in social work.

It is one of several ACCESS Programs in Manitoba that is provincially funded. From 1981 to 2005 the program was located in Elmwood at the Sir Sam Steele School. In 2005 the program moved to a new building at 485 Selkirk Avenue, the William Norrie Centre, which was built from funds from the U of M and from the Moffat family.

The program has a rigid selection process each year to order to bring people with a commitment to the social work profession into the program.

Currently there are 96 students in the full-time program and 83 in the part-time program. Full-time students take classes 11 months per year and receive their degree in four years, while part-time students, who work in an agency during the day but have no degree, take classes Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings and take six years to finish their degree.

Over 300 people attended the event at CanadInns-Polo Park, including David Barnard, U of M president and vice-chancellor, and Premier Greg Selinger, who worked at the Inner City Social Work Program as an instructor for 15 years before going into politics.

Graduates came from all over Canada and as far away as England to attend our event. To date 497 graduates from the program are working in every field of social work and social work administration.

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