Author Tags: Geography
Jim Wilson was born in 1918. As an SFU geography professor emeritus, he wrote Housing Options for Older Canadians after he made a quick move following the death of his wife. As a 71-year-old widower with a new hip joint, he bought a three-storey house and finished up with high blood pressure and heart palpitations. Wilson also developed an interest in housing as a volunteer for the United Way. He worked as a regional planner and taught geography for 15 years. He also wrote an important study of the controversial Columbia River Project.
Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
People in the Way
People in the Way: The Human Aspects of the Columbia River Project (University of Toronto Press, 1973)
Housing Options for Older Canadians: Choosing a Safe, Comfortable, and Affordable Lifestyle (Self-Counsel Press, 1991).