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Shauna MacKinnon

Dr. Shauna MacKinnon is Professor and Chair, Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies at the University of Winnipeg, situated at Merchants Corner in Winnipeg’s North End. Dr. Mackinnon has conducted numerous studies related to public policy, poverty and inequality, typically utilizing a collaborative, community-based research approach. She is author of Decolonizing Employment: Aboriginal Inclusion in the Labour Market and editor of Practising Community Based Participatory Research Stories: Stories of Engagement, Empowerment, and Mobilization. Dr. MacKinnon has been involved with the Manitoba Research Alliance [MRA] since 2003. In 2020, the MRA was awarded a 7-year, $2.5 million Social Science Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant for the community driven “Solutions to Poverty: Challenges and Possibilities” project. She succeeded her friend and mentor, Dr. John Loxley, as the Principal Investigator of the MRA after his passing in 2020. In addition to her aca- demic work, MacKinnon is actively engaged in community-led social justice initiatives and political advocacy. She maintains a website focused on teaching at Merchants Corner at

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