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Dr. Shannon Sampert

Director and Editor-in-chief of Evidence
Associate Professor, University of Winnipeg


Shannon Sampert is a former journalist interested in the intersections of media, politics and gender. She has returned to the University after a three-year leave working as the first female Op-ed Editor in the Winnipeg Free Press's 140-year history.

She is currently the Director and Editor-in-chief of Evidence, an organization that works with policy researchers in the dissemination of their research through Canadian media. This work is possible through funding from the Canadian Foundation of Healthcare Improvement.

Shannon Sampert's research focuses on Canadian politics, media and gender. Her research team won the Jill Vickers prize in May 2016 at the Canadian Political Science Association annual meeting in Calgary. Dr. Sampert was nominated for the University of Winnipeg's Clifford J. Robson Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008 and 2006.

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