Gerald Paul Bourgeois, BA, BFA, MLIS

Halifax, N.S.,


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 AssistantMetro Toronto Association for Community Living - Toronto -January 1992 ‑ January 1993

ESL InstructorDatolab Inc, Toronto - January 1991‑ January 1993

ESL teacherHANSA Language School‑ Toronto - January 1991‑ December 1991

ESL TeacherULI, 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 TeacherWoodlawn 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".