Speaker: Dr. Scott McIntyre, C.M., O.B.C., Founding Publisher, Douglas & McIntyre

For over 40 years Dr. Scott McIntyre has been an active promoter of the Canadian cultural industry. He was a founding partner of Douglas & McIntyre Publishers, which during his tenure published some 2000 books. His contributions to Canadian culture have brought him many honours, including an honorary degree from Simon Fraser University, the inaugural IVY Award for his substantial contributions to Canadian publishing from the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, and the 2016 Gray Campbell Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the British Columbia book publishing industry. Dr. McIntyre has served on many cultural boards, both in Canada and Internationally including the Writer’s Trust of Canada, the BC Arts Council, the UBC School of Journalism, the Association of Canadian Publishers, and the BC Achievement Foundation. He is a former president of the Vancouver Institute.