Todd McCallum is an assistant professor at Dalhousie University, where he misses having people with whom to talk about British Columbia.
William New is a poet, critic, and children's writer. He is the author of such books as A History of Canadian Literature (2nd ed.), Land Sliding, and Borderlands: How We Talk About Canada, and editor of Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada. For several years editor of the critical quarterly Canadian Literature, he is currently Killam University Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia. His recent books include Grandchild of Empire (on postcolonial irony), a long poem called Underwood Log, and (for children) Dream Helmet.
Dr. Parin Dossa is an Associate Professor of anthropology at Simon Fraser University. Her teaching and research interests include Diaspora and migration with a particular focus on feminist ethnography, aging, health and disability. Her ethnographic research has focused on Muslim women in Canada and on the coast of Kenya. She is the author of Politics and Poetics of Migration: Narratives of Iranian Women from the Diaspora and co-producer of two videos: New Voices: Ethnic Elders in Canada and Out of the Shadows: Narratives of Women with Development Disabilities.