Doug Cox is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and music programmer, and is currently signed to Toronto's NorthernBlues Music.
Douglas Glover has published four novels, five story collections, and three works of nonfiction. In 2005 he was a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his novel Elle.
BISQC Preliminary Jury
Violist Douglas McNabney is one of Canada’s distinguished chamber musicians. He has toured extensively throughout Canada, Europe, and the United States, recording for numerous labels.
The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, becoming one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world.
Dr. Afua Cooper
A poet, performer, scholar, historian, and social and cultural commentator, Dr.
Dr. Bill Phipps
Very Rev. Dr. Bill Phipps is a retired minister of the United Church of Canada. He was Moderator (national leader) of the church from 1997-2000.
Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux
Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux is an Honorary Witness for the TRC and the Chair on Truth and Reconciliation at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, where she is an adjunct asst.
Dr. Frances Westley
Frances is the J. W. McConnell Chair in Social Innovation and Director of the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience.
Dr. Johnson Witehira
Dr. Johnson Witehira is a designer, artist, and researcher of Ngāpuhi (Ngai-tū-te-auru), Tamahaki (Ngāti Hinekura), and Pākehā descent. He graduated from the Whanganui School of Design in 2004, going on to complete his masters in 2007.
Dr. Julian Norris
Originally hailing from the British Isles, Julian is based in the Rockies and is a faculty member at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business and The Banff Centre.
Dr. Julie Nagam
Dr. Julie Nagam (Mětis - Anishinaabe/French, German/Syrian) is the Chair of the History of Indigenous Art in North America, a joint appointment between the University of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Dr. Marie Wilson
Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Marie Wilson has more than 30 years of professional experience as an award-winning journalist, trainer, and senior executive manager.
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