• Evelyn Forget portrait.

  • Community Health Sciences
    Room R322a – 771 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6

    Phone: 204-894-1301  

Cross appointments

Holds cross appointments with:

Economics, Faculty of Arts (Adjunct)


  • Antipoverty policies
  • Basic income / guaranteed income
  • Cost
  • Health economics
  • History and philosophy of economics
  • Poverty and health

Research themes

  • Health economics
  • Health
  • History and philosophy of economics
  • Marginalization
  • Poverty
  • Public policy

Research affiliations

Research affiliations include:

Research summary

Dr. Forget’s research examines the health and social implications of poverty and inequality and she is often called upon by governments, First Nations and international organizations to advise on poverty, inequality, health and social outcomes.

Her most recent books are Basic Income for Canadians: from the COVID-19 emergency to financial security for all (Lorimer and Co., 2020) and (with Hannah Owczar) Radical Trust: Basic Income for Complicated Lives.


Dr. Forget is a professor of economics and community health sciences at the University of Manitoba, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Her work on basic income was profiled in three full-length  documentaries:

Her career highlight is that she was featured in a comic book from Finland.


  • PhD (Economics), University of Toronto (1986)
  • MA (Political Economy), University of Toronto (1979)
  • BA (Hons), Glendon College (York U) (1978)


  • Officer, Order of Canada (2021)
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada (2021)
  • Thomas F. Divine Award for Lifetime Achievement, Association of Social Economics (2020)
  • Mike McCracken Award in Economic Statistics, Canadian Economic Association (2014)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012)

Contact us

Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine
Room S113 - 750 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3 Canada