Ann Silversides is an independent journalist, author and broadcaster who specializes in health policy. A former newspaper reporter (Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail), she has also written, co-authored and edited reports for most Canadian health research institutes and for several unions.
Her publications include her book AIDS Activist, Michael Lynch and the Politics of Community (BTL, 2003), Conversations with Champions of Medicare (CFNU, 2007), Long-Term Care in Canada, Status Quo no Option (CFNU 2011) and a chapter in The Push to Prescribe, Women & Canadian Drug Policy (Women’s Press, 2009).
Her online, newspaper and magazine articles and radio documentaries have garnered her awards including a national magazine award and nomination, RNAO health journalism awards, and the Canadian Medical Association’s Michelle Lang award.
Ann has been awarded the Atkinson Foundation Fellowship in Public Policy Journalism, two Canadian Institutes for Health Research health journalism awards, two Canada Council grants and a Toronto Arts Council award. She lives and works outside Perth, Ontario.