Saturday, January 14, 2012

    Dick Bourgeois-Doyle lives in Ottawa and is currently the Director of Corporate Governance at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). He has been involved in a number of special projects since joining the NRC Executive Offices in 1987. He previously served as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Science and Technology and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and was the start-up manager of successful technology and public relations firms. A former broadcaster and journalist, Bourgeois-Doyle has contributed to many articles, TV features, and radio programs on science history and is the author of the biographies: * Stubborn: Big Ed Caswell and the Line from the Valley to the Northland; * The Most Integrated, Strategic and Aligned Servant of the Public Don Quincy de la Mangement; * George J. Klein: the Great Inventor; and, * Her Daughter, the Engineer: the Life of Elsie Gregory MacGill. He was also the editor of Renaissance II: Canadian Creativity and Innovation in the New Millennium. ____________________________________________ Christian McPherson was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1970. He is the author of four books, The Sun Has Forgotten Where I Live, The Cube People (shortlisted for the 2011 ReLit Awards), Poems that swim from my brain like rats leaving a sinking ship (longlisted for the 2009 ReLit Awards), and Six Ways to Sunday (shortlisted for the 2008 ReLit Awards). He has a degree in philosophy from Carleton University and a computer programming diploma from Algonquin College. He is married to the beautiful Marty Carr. They have two kids, Molly and Henry. They all live together in Ottawa.
    1:00 to 3:30 pm