Gordon Gray

Instructor, Simon Fraser University
Continuing Studies
Liberal Arts & 55+ Program

Areas of interest

John of Salisbury and history of philosophy.


  • MA, Humanities, Simon Fraser University
  • CGA, Certified General Accountants of Canada
  • MFA, Theater Arts, University of California, Los Angeles
  • BA, Communications, Stanford University


Gordon Gray was born in the Yukon Territory and spent much of his childhood living on a boat on Canada’s west coast. After a decade working in broadcasting and college teaching, he changed careers to become an accountant (CGA, CPA) and a sessional instructor with UBC Continuing Studies. After more than two decades in business education, he returned to university to study languages and humanities, and received an MA in Humanities from SFU in 2013 for his thesis on the 12th-century English ecclesiastic and diplomat, John of Salisbury. Following a two-year retirement sabbatical in Paris, he is now an independent scholar of the history of philosophy.