Active in the International Chemistry Olympiad as team leader of Canada, Gordon Bates was a chemistry teacter at UBC when he co-authored It's Elementary! Introducing Chemistry (Pacific Educational Press, 1994 $12.95 0-88865-088-4), with Douglas Hayward, illustrated by Nyla Sunga. Douglas Hayward taught chemistry for many years in grade schools and at the University of British Columbia. By the early 1990s he was making presentations in schools for 'Do-It-Yourself Chemistry'. He received the 1991 Eve Savory Award for science communication from the Science Council of B.C.