Marianne Meadahl, who wrote and photographed our cover story on Mark Jaccard, grew up in Burnaby and graduated from Burnaby South High School — which is also Jaccard’s alma mater. During an earlier photo shoot, Jaccard and his son Ingram, who played with the SFU Clan, took time to toss a football around with her sons Sam and Jacob (shown) — and left an impression on the young brothers. She shares a similar philosophy on family: “No matter where life takes you, nothing is as rewarding as the relationships you have with your kids.”

Dale Northey, who photographed the SFU pipeband and Ann Paxton, is a relative newcomer to the LIDC-SFU staff but has a long involvement in photography. First starting and working in commercial photography, he has also worked as a photographer in the medical and archaeology fields. His second interest is sailing, particularly racing, which creates the dilemma: race sailboats or photograph sailboats?
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Sharon Proctor wrote this issue’s research feature on sustainability. She is an independent science and technology writer with a PhD in biology from Stanford University. For more than 20 years she was in charge of the Vancouver Aquarium’s education and interpretation activities. She left the Aquarium in 1991. Since then she has been writing stories, newsletters, brochures, annual reports, and other texts for magazines, universities, companies, and science and technology groups.





Erik W. Tofsrud, who shot two northern pictures for Mountain High, is a Vancouver businessman whose passion is photography. He got his first camera at age seven, and had his first photographic assignment as a teenager while working as an assistant for the Norwegian Royal Photographer. He has pursued his photographic interests in more than 100 countries around the world.

Curtis Trent’s first experience with photography had him arranging relatives in the open prairie. In many ways this primary experience formed the basis for his future work that has an emphasis on environmental portraiture. His photography crosses many of the conventional boundaries of his profession in its diversity, and may be seen in several corporate and private collections across North America and overseas. After spending nearly 20 years in Toronto, Trent has returned to Alberta, where he continues to shoot, exhibit, and teach. <>

Eric Swanick,who wrote our article on the Indo-Canadian collection, is head of special collections and rare books at SFU’s Bennett Library. He has previously contributed stories on other aspects of special collections, including the Jim Rimmer collection, aq April 2005, and the Incline Press Collection, aq November 2006.




Photography by: (from top to bottom) Sam Meadahl, Dale Northey, David A. Roger, Greg Pacek and Kim Minkus.