This event is part of the Open Academy Programme of the Royal Society of Canada. RSC Atlantic Fellow, Professor Douglas Lochhead, internationally-recognized poet and Governor General’s nominee; died in 2011. Members of the Atlantic Chapter of the RSC (Dr. John Reid, Saint Mary’s University; Dr. Gwen Davies, University of New Brunswick; as well as Christl Verduyn, FRSC and colleagues of Professor Lochhead’s from a cross-section of Atlantic universities participated in a memorial keynote panel on his career and contributions to the region at the Atlantic Canada Studies Conference.
A keepsake poem in honour of Professor Lochhead--printed by Alcuin award-winner book designer Andrew Steeves of Gaspereau Press and by internationally-renowned Mount Allison University Professor of Photography, Thaddeus Holownia--will be part of the permanent collection of RSC’s Walter House in Ottawa. The papers delivered at the memorial panel are to be published by the Papers/Cahiers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada in 2013 (with acknowledgment to the role of the Royal Society of Canada).
- Dr. Christl Verduyn, FRSC Davidson Chair in Canadian Studies & Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies, Mount Allison University
- Dr. Gwendolyn Davies, FRSC Professor & Dean Emerita, University of New Brunswick
- Dr. David Creelman, Professor, English, University of New Brunswick
- Peter Sanger, Emeritus Professor of Humanities, Nova Scotia Agricultural College
- Thaddeus Holownia, Professor & Head of Fine Arts, Mount Allison University
- Andrew Steeves, Gaspereau Press, Kentville
- Dr. Richard MacKinnon, Canada Research Chair in Intangible Cultural Heritage, Cape Breton University
- Dr. John Reid, FRSC Professor of History, Saint Mary’s University