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Bio: Dr. Michelle Driedger

Born and raised in Manitoba, Dr. Michelle Driedger was appointed associate professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences in 2006. A graduate of the University of Winnipeg, McMaster University and Carleton University, Driedger was also a special assistant to Manitoba MP Dr. Rey Pagtakhan, from 1993 to 1994, and a legislative intern with the government of Manitoba from 1992 to 1993.


2011 to Present: Part-time Nil Appointment, Department of Environment and Geography, Faculty of Environment, University of Manitoba

2006 to Present: Associate Professor (Assistant Professor, 2006 to 2008), Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba

2006 to Present: Canada Research Chair in Environment and Health Risk Communication, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba

2002 to 2005: Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Ottawa

Post-Secondary Education

2002: Postdoctoral, Health Promotion, School of Geography and Geology, McMaster University

2001: Doctor of Philosophy, School of Geography and Geology, McMaster University

1997: Master of Arts, Geography, Carleton University

1995: Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Geography, University of Winnipeg

Awards and Honours

2013 to 2014: Science Leadership Fellow, University of Toronto

2006 to 2017: Canada Research Chair, Tier II, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

2000 to 2001: Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada / Canadian Health Services Research Foundation

1999: Studentship, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University

1995: Gold Medallist, Geography, University of Winnipeg, B.A. Hon.

1991: Gold Medallist, Environmental Studies, University of Winnipeg, B.A.

Wave: May / June 2013

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Wave is published six times a year by the Winnipeg Health Region in cooperation with the Winnipeg Free Press. It is available at newsstands, hospitals and clinics throughout Winnipeg, as well as McNally Robinson Books.

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