Shannon Stunden Bower

Board Member

Shannon Stunden Bower (PhD, University of British Columbia) is a social scientist at the University of Alberta with a background in social and environmental justice work. She has published extensively as an historian, a geographer, and a public policy analyst. From 2012-2014, Dr. Stunden Bower was the Research Director at Parkland Institute, a public policy research network affiliated with University of Alberta's Faculty of Arts. She was also postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta. She gained government expertise in a variety of ways including as a member of the task force appointed to enquire into Manitoba’s 2011 flood. Her first book, Wet Prairie: People, Land, and Water in Agricultural Manitoba (UBC Press, 2011), was awarded the Clio Prize in the Prairie Provinces by the Canadian Historical Association, the K.D. Srivastava Award by UBC Press, and the Manitoba Day Award by the Association for Manitoba Archives. She also has significant experience as a teacher, public speaker, and media spokesperson.


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