Sharon Thesen is the author The Good Bacteria , which was a finalist for the Governor General' s Literary Award for Poetry, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and the ReLit Award, and seven previous collections of poetry. She received the Pat Lowther Memorial Award for her collection A Pair of Scissors and she has been for a finalist for the British Columbia Book Prize. She was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, and now lives in British Columbia, where she is a professor at University of British Columbia.Gï¿½rard Deledalle (born 1921)holds the Doctorate in Philosophy from the Sorbonne. He is a Research Scholar at Columbia University, New York, and Attachï¿½ at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, he was also successively Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Philosophy Department of the universities of Tunis (1963-1972), Perpignan (1974-1990), and Libreville (1977-1981). He was appointed Director of the Instut Franco-Japonais in Tokyo from 1972 to 1974. He has been Visiting Professor in Japan (Waseda University), China (Beijing and Wuhan), the United States (Bloomington) and Canada (UQAM). He has written extensively on American philosophy, Charles S. Peirce, and John Dewey, pragmatism, and semiotics. He received in 1990 the Herbert W. Schneider Award "for distinguished contributions to the understanding and development of American philosophy." In 2001, he was appointed vice-president of the Charles S. Peirce Society.
LaChapelle, professor emeritus at the University of Washington, developed many of the techniques of avalanche forecasting and control in use today.