|Dr. Fred Shore|
Dr. Shore specializes in Métis history and political issues of the Iniut, First Nations and Métis people. He is executive director of the Office of University Accessiblity, after many years as an advocate for Aboriginal concerns on campus. He has also served as department head and graduate program director for Native Studies. He makes many presentations to community organizations, schools, and government.
Dr. Shore was born and raised in Montreal and spent most of his early years in Quebec, where he taught grade and high school. He moved to Manitoba with his family in 1977, where he worked for the Manitoba Métis Federation as senior housing development officer and later as employment development director. He was also elected to serve for one term on the federation's board in 1980.
Since 1980, Dr. Shore has been a student and teacher at the universities of Saskatchewan, Brandon and Manitoba. He graduated with a BA from Brandon University in 1982, an MA in history in 1983 from the University of Manitoba; and a PhD in history in 1991 from U of M. He joined the Native Studies department at the U of M in 1984.
Dr. Shore has been awarded the U of M Outreach Award, the Olive Beatrice Stanton Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Dr. and Mrs. Sanderson Award for Excellence in Teaching 2005.