Gary Bauslaugh


Independent · Victoria, British Columbia

Gary Bauslaugh has a PhD in chemistry from McGill University, and has held many teaching and administrative positions in postsecondary institutions in Canada. He was VP of Instruction and Planning at what is now Vancouver Island University, and served for four years as CEO of a Provincial post-secondary educational planning and development agency in British Columbia. He has written and given presentations on many topics, and his work has appeared in many different publications, including scientific journals, The Skeptical InquirerThe Humanist, and The Vancouver Sun (many op ed articles). He co-authored a chapter on evolution and intelligent design in a book called Universities at Risk (2008, James Lorimer and Co.). From 2003 to 2008 he was Editor of the magazine Humanist Perspectives (formerly Humanist in Canada), and continues as an occasional guest editor. He also served for one year as President of the Humanist Association of Canada.

In 2010 Dr. Bauslaugh published his book on Canada’s most famous case of mercy killing: Robert Latimer – A Story of Justice and Mercy (James Lorimer and Co).  Other recent books include The Secret Power of Juries (on jury independence) and The Right to Die: The Courageous Canadians Who Gave Us the Right to a Dignified Death, both also published by Lorimer. He also compiled a book of essays, Voices of Humanism, published by Rocketday Arts, Victoria. In 2015 his book on reforming university education – A Search for Better University Education – was published by Friesen Press, Victoria..

Dr. Bauslaugh has given over 50 public talks in the last 8 years, on topics such as The Robert Latimer Case, Conscience and the Law, Jury Independence and The Right to Die.

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