Squamish, BC

Home page for

Michael Hayward

’ve worked for Computing Services at Simon Fraser University since 1988, and at the Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver since 1992. I provide technical support to our user community, and administer the Publishing Lab, a high-end Macintosh lab. I also act as a kind of minor “Web mage” here: administering our Web server, and teaching courses on Dreamweaver through SFU’s Continuing Studies department. Since 1994 I have lived in a cozy cottage in Deep Cove, B.C., a small community at the foot of Mount Seymour, with the love of my life, Jean Karlinski.

In 1976 I received my B. Sc. in Math and Computer Science from UBC, and in 1996 completed my Master of Publishing degree from SFU, after 5 years of part-time study.

I’ve been an avid cyclist for many years, love to read, and can think of few things more appealing than cycling along the backroads of France with some fresh bread, a chunk of Comté cheese, and a juicy, red tomato. And perhaps some wine, a good book or two, and a notebook in which to jot down idle thoughts...

More, for those who want more:

The (Unofficial) Van the Man information website
A fan site which began as a personal hobby back in 1995, growing over the years as it incorporated contributions from Van's fans worldwide. The site was online for thirteen years, with a full discography, bibliography, an archive of interviews, and an annotated set of lyrics. The site migrated to http://van-the-man.info/ where it resided until June 24, 2008.

Writing and design work
A few examples of my course work, plus some small-press book-design projects that I’ve done over the years. And you’re welcome to browse through the weblog that I tinkered with between June 2002 to January 2009...

The obligatory reference to Paris...
I fell in love with Paris during my first visit there, in 1980, as part of an extended bicycling trip through Europe. Since then I’ve seized every opportunity to return...