Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ginette Gratton

Consultant, television host, community advocate

Born in Ottawa.

Expert in strategic communication, leadership and integration of francophone immigrants.

Current host of Ginette Gratton reçoit on Rogers TV (Channel 23, French); past host of Pour tout l'amour du monde, a daily talk show on Rogers TV (Channel 23, French).

Led and coordinated multiple projects in Canada, France, Africa and in the United States.

Teacher, past coordinator of learning resources at the Centre franco-ontarien de ressources pédagogiques.

Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Education; professor in Communications and Marketing at the Cité collégiale.

Advocate for francophone culture and rights in Ontario.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Meredith Chivers

Professor, Sex Researcher

Born in Ottawa.

Assistant professor in the department of psychology at Queen's University; as of April 2009, also Queen's National Scholar.

International expert on female sexuality studies. Recently published a ground-breaking article in the January 25/09 edition of the New York Times, entitled “What Do Women Want?”.

Obtained her master's and doctoral degrees from Chicago's Northwestern University, research and clinical experience in Chicago and at Toronto's renowned Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Sits on the editorial boards of three respected journals, including Archives of Sexual Behavior, the world's leading publication in the field.

Speaks and delivers papers on the topic of female sexuality across Canada and the United States, in Europe, and as far afield as Egypt. Received multiple academic honours and awards.