Gerald Paul Bourgeois, BA, BFA, MLIS
Halifax, N.S., email@example.com
Certification teaching adult literacy - Province of Nova Scotia, 2003
Bachelors Fine Art (filmmaking focus) – Nova Scotia College of Art and Design; Hfx, Canada – 2001
Masters Library and Information Studies (ALA accredited ) - Dalhousie University; Hfx, Canada – 1997
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature - Saint Mary's University; Hfx, Canada – 1986
Work Experience: 1979 -2014
Translation editor (with Heta Pukki) – 2010 – 2013
Creative Writing Facilitator – Sept 2011 - 2013
C.C. Communications – October 2011 - 2012
Writer for Barefoot Music News – Regular contributor – 2009 - 2011
University Instructor - Kymenllakson AmmatikorkeaKoulu – 2009-10
English (ESL) Teacher – EF – 2007
Film/Animation Teacher - Kotkan Opisto – 2006
Filmmaker - Made various films and animations for entertainment and education: Autspect Koulutus and individual projects (a more complete list below)
English Teacher - Vrbno pod Pradedem- Czech Republic -1993-1994
Community Resource Assistant – Metro Toronto Association for Community Living - Toronto -January 1992 ‑ January 1993
ESL Instructor ‑ Datolab Inc, Toronto - January 1991‑ January 1993
ESL teacher ‑ HANSA Language School‑ Toronto - January 1991‑ December 1991
ESL Teacher ‑ ULI, Kathmandu, Nepal - January 1990‑ April 1990
ESL Teacher ‑ Canadian Crossroads /Banwasi Seva Ashram, U.P., India - September 1989 to January 1990
Newspaper Journalist ‑ "The Canadian Police News", Halifax - January 1988‑ to January 1989
Radio DJ/Announcer - CFSM, Saint Mary's University, Halifax – 1983 to 1986
Sunday School Teacher ‑ Woodlawn United Church, Halifax - 1979‑ 1983
Computers/Word processors: I took computer courses in high school and University. I can operate computers and have knowledge of the different components of computers and how they work.
Web Design: I have designed my own web sites
Film Editing: I am proficient in various digital film editing programs
Film Making: I have made short documentaries and animated music videos
Teaching: ESL and Creative and Script Writing
Theater: I have taken various courses and been involved in amateur theater throughout my life. I have written plays and had a play produced by CBC radio. I have directed my own amateur productions.
Sales/Statistics/People skills: I have had training as a Life Insurance salesman and I sold for a short time. This taught me people skills and gave me experience in an office setting.
Art/Ceramics: I had three years of art in high school. The courses were multimedia, including art history.
Music: some training in harmonica, voice, guitar, piano and trumpet.
Publications and Awards:
2010 - Translator (with Heta Pukki) – Towards a Learning and Competence Creating Ecosystem LCCE, Kymenlaakson Ammattikorkeakoulu
2006- I Go Down: The music video was in several international festivals, won an award at a Canadian film festival, was shown in the Metropolitan Museum in New York at the Sprouts Festival and is currently touring.
2004- I want to Lock up My Brain: animated video; Jack MacDonald and The Hotel Faces
2004- We Were Created For The Sky: animated video; Jack MacDonald and The Hotel Faces
2002- The Universe Owes Me A Favour: short film; Picture This Film Festival
2002- The Christmas of Rat and Fox: short film; Picture This Film Festival
1997- Marine Boundaries and Joint Development Zones Negotiation: Simulation Exercise: Dalhousie University, part of a United Nations trade negotiation training exercise, Joint Authorship
1990- The Christmas of Rat and Fox: Short story published in Loose Connections; Roseway Publishing
1988- Manifesto: Short Story published in Ipse Dixit, Saint Mary's University
1988- Regular contributor to Canadian Police News
1986- Honourable Mention: Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, Another Van Gogh.
1986- Ghost in the Machine: Play produced by CBC Radio
Winner of the Halcon 8 short story contest with "19th Day".