CITY/TOWN: Summerland, BC

DATE OF BIRTH: November 6, 1940

PLACE OF BIRTH: Hutchinson Kansas, USA

ARRIVAL IN CANADA: 1967; naturalized Canadian citizen


EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: 1967-1984 Professor, University. of Toronto; 1984-1989 Professor and Chair, University of Guelph; 1993-2003 Coroner, BC


Medical Nightmares: The Human Face of Errors (Chestnut Publishing Group, 2001)


Susan McIver has a Ph.D. in entomology/microbiology from Washington State University, was a professor at the University of Toronto with appointments to the Faculty of Medicine, and a department chair at the University of Guelph. She has served as an associate editor of international scientific journals, and as a member of several editorial boards. A Fellow of the Entomological Society of Canada, she is a recipient of a Govenor General commemorative medal. She served as community coroner in British Columbia for ten years and continues to find time to volunteer with a grief recovery group and is the chair of a local addiciton resource society.

She writes on agriculture for Canadian and U.S. publications. She is the author of a humour column that ran for five years and of several short stories.

[BCBW 2003]