Tim Higgins B.Sc., MA

  • Graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in zoology, followed by graduate work in physical anthropology with an emphasis on human and population genetics.
  • Researcher, screenwriter and television director for the firm Visual Productions, Ltd. (1983-2012), specializing in corporate and government communications, health, aboriginal issues, and training programmes.
  • Has interviewed hundreds of corporate leaders, medical researchers, politicians and small business owners over the course of his professional career.
  • Experienced speechwriter and speaker, most recently for the MBA program of the Asper School of Business, the Mennonite Economic Development Association and the Manitoba Historical Society.
  • Multiple nominations for excellence in writing, including the the Alexander Isbister Award, the Margaret McWilliams Award and the Manitoba Motion Picture Association’s Blizzard Award.
  • A published author and playwright, Mr. Higgins’ books include Dancing Backwards: A Social History of Canadian Women in Politics (co-author, Senator Sharon Carstairs) and Just Common Sense: The Life and Times of George Taylor Richardson.
  • Professional actor, singer and theatrical director.