Jim Silver, University of Winnipeg

Politics Professor Winnipeg, Manitoba j.silver@uwinnipeg.ca Office: (204) 988-7195

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Jim Silver was born and raised in Winnipeg and completed undergraduate degrees at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg, where he received the Gold Medal in Political Science in 1975. He did an M.A. in Political Science at Carleton University and completed a Ph.D. in Politics ...

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Bio/Research

Jim Silver was born and raised in Winnipeg and completed undergraduate degrees at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg, where he received the Gold Medal in Political Science in 1975. He did an M.A. in Political Science at Carleton University and completed a Ph.D. in Politics at Sussex University in 1981. He started teaching on a full-time basis at the University of Winnipeg in 1982.

Professor Silver's research interests are in inner city politics and community development. He is the author of numerous papers on these issues, and has a book on Urban Aboriginal Community Development about to be released in the Spring of 2006. He is the co-author of Building a Better World: An Introduction to Trade Unionism in Canada (2001); editor of Solutions that Work: Fighting Poverty in Winnipeg (2000) and author of Thin Ice: Money, Politics, and the Demise of an NHL Franchise (1996).

He is co-founder and Board member of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba, and was the recipient of the Robson Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1985, and the Joe Zuken Citizen Activist Award in 1997.


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