Shauna MacKinnon is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies at the University of Winnipeg, and Principal Investigator of the Manitoba Research Alliance (MRA). The MRA is a community-led research consortium first established 2003. In 2020 the MRA was awarded its 4th multi-year SSHRC Grant, a 7-Year Partnership Grant for the project: Community-Driven Solutions to Poverty: Challenges and Possibilities. In 2021, Dr. MacKinnon established the Community-Based Research Training Centre at the University of Winnipeg, with the aim to further develop research capacity in this field. She is the author of many publications including the 2018 Practising Community-Based Participatory Research: Stories of Engagement, Empowerment and Mobilization.