Governor General finalists include founder of the Centre for Dialogue

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the finalists in seven categories for this year’s Governor General’s Literary Awards.

In the non-fiction category is Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive by Mark L. Winston. According to a fellow profile, “Winston’s fascination for bees not only sparked a distinguished career as an internationally leading expert on bees and pollination, but also permeated his future work in dialogue. …For more than two decades, Winston taught, researched and wrote extensively on bees, agriculture, environmental issues and science policy. … He has utilized dialogue in classrooms, corporations, non-profit organizations, government, and community settings to develop leadership and communication skills, conduct strategic planning, inspire organizational change, and thoughtfully engage public audiences with controversial issues.” Dr. Winston is a professor of biological sciences and was the founding director of the Semester in Dialogue (2002-2014) and the Centre for Dialogue (2006-2014) at SFU.

There are several other local authors and BC publishers on the list of finalists, such as Harbour Publishing, Talonbooks, Patrick Lane, Susin Nielsen, and Orca Book Publishers to name a few. Read the full list of finalists here.