Patricia Pearson, Canadian Author and Journalist
gave an talk on
"From youthful idealism to global leadership: lessons from the life of Lester Pearson
On thu 25 march 2010,
Besides focusing on the life and ideals of her grandfather and on his idealism turned into personal commitment
Patricia Pearson inspired the audience with her direct style and her ability to gather ideas and stimuli
from the people sitting in front of her and the sourroundings.
Patricia Pearson is an award-winning novelist and journalist whose most recent book is the critically-acclaimed memoir Brief History of Anxiety...Yours and Mine. She has written extensively for newspapers and magazines, and has been a columnist for the National Post, USA Today, Maclean’s and CBC. Her comic novel Playing House was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, and adapted for television. She has won several National Magazine Awards, as well as the Arthur Ellis award for best non-fiction crime book. She is the granddaughter of former Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson.
For some info on Lester Pearson's legacy within the UWC movement, see also www.pearsoncollege.ca