Jim Silver

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Jim Silver

Urban and Inner-City Studies

  • Inner city
  • Poverty
Areas of Expertise:
  • Anti-Poverty Strategies
  • Community Development in the Inner City
  • Inner-City education
  • Merchants Corner
  • Poverty
  • Winnipeg's Inner City
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others

Jim Silver is Professor and Chair of the Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies at The University of Winnipeg. He has a long history of working with community-based organizations in Winnipeg's inner city, and has published extensively on urban poverty and Winnipeg inner-city issues.

His latest book is Solving Poverty: Innovative Solutions from Winnipeg's Inner City, published in 2016 by Fernwood Publishing. He has recently been actively involved in the creation of Merchants Corner on Selkirk Avenue, an innovative educational and student housing complex.

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Faculty and staff excellence to be recognized at Convocation

The University of Winnipeg is pleased to recognize 10 exceptional members of the UWinnipeg community at the upcoming Autumn Convocation. The post...

2018 Bonnycastle Lecture on UniverCities

The 2018 Bonny Castle Lecture Series presents a panel to discuss UniverCities: Higher Education and the New Management of urban...

Help support Merchants Corner

WINNIPEG, MB – An exciting educational and community initiative is underway in Winnipeg’s North End and people can help support the transformation:...

Solving Poverty – book launch April 7

Please join us for the book launch of Solving Poverty: Innovating strategies from Winnipeg’s inner city By Dr. Jim Silver, Chair, UWinnipeg’s...