The New West: The Economic and Political Rise of Western Canada

Featured Speaker Bios

Adele Perry

Adele Perry is an associate professor of history and Canada Research Chair in Western Canadian Social History at the University of Manitoba, where she has taught since 2000. She is the author of the prize-winning On the Edge of Empire: Gender, Race, and the Making of British Columbia, 1849-1871 (University of Toronto Press, 2000), co-editor of Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women's History, and is currently completing a monograph on an elite Creole/Metis family and the British empire that will be published by Cambridge University Press.

Paul Vogt

Paul Vogt has served as Clerk of the Executive Council and Cabinet Secretary in the Manitoba Government since January 2005.  He is the formal head of the Civil Service and responsible for the Premier’s department (Executive Council) and Cabinet operations.  From 1999 to 2005, Vogt served as Policy Secretary to Cabinet, and from 1996 to 1999 he was the Research Director for the Opposition Caucus.  Prior to his work with the provincial government, Vogt taught politics, economics and philosophy at the Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba (1990 – 1996).  He did his undergraduate degree at the University of Manitoba (BA hons, 1983) and did graduate work at Oxford (MPhil, 1985) and Princeton University.

Ian Hudson

Ian Hudson is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Manitoba. He is the co-author (with Robert Chernomas) of: To Live and Die in America: Class, Power, Health and Healthcare (2013)  The Gatekeeper: Sixty Years of Economics According to the New York Times (2012), Social Murder and Other Shortcomings of Conservative Economics (2008), and (with Mark Hudson and Mara Fridell) Fair Trade, Sustainability and Social Change (2013).


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