Next week, Columbia International College will welcome celebrated Canadian author and medical doctor, Dr. Vincent Lam.
As part of the English Department’s Guest Author Series, Dr. Lam will speak to students currently enrolled in Writer’s Craft and ENG4U courses. He also set aside time to be interviewed by the Columbia Chronicle, the student monthly newsletter, and to meet and take pictures with students.
Dr. Lam’s literary works include:
• The Flu Pandemic and You (A medical guide)
• Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures (Short Story)
• Extraordinary Canadians: Tommy Douglas (Biography)
• The Headmaster’s Wager (Novel)
In 2006, Dr. Lam won the Giller Prize – a literary award given to a Canadian author of a novel or short story collection published in English – for his first book Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures. The Headmaster’s Wager, his first novel about a Chinese compulsive gambler and headmaster of an English school in Saigon during the Vietnam War, was shortlisted for the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Award.
His visit is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 10 in the Ainsliewood gym.
About Dr. Vincent Lam
Dr. Vincent Lam was born in Canada and raised in Ottawa by his parents who came to Canada from the Chinese expatriate community in Vietnam. He completed his medical training at the University of Toronto and worked as an emergency physician in the city and in international air evacuation and expedition medicine on Arctic and Antarctic ships. Currently, he works in addictions medicine and is a Lecturer at the University of Toronto. Click here to visit his website.