Silver Donald Cameron

Welcome to Silver Donald Cameron’s blog! Dr Cameron is the author of 19 books and of many plays, films, magazine articles, radio and TV scripts. He is currently the host and executive producer of and of its feature documentary, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. In 2019, he was appointed the first Farley Mowat Chair in Environment at Cape Breton University, where he earlier served as professor, dean and writer-in-residence. He currently teaches an on-campus/online course called Green Rights.

Columns Newly Posted on the Biography Pages

Whenever I’ve written a column about someone who I’ve subsequently interviewed on the site, I try to put a link to the column on that person’s biographical page.  But sometimes I forget. We recently went back through the biographies and the columns, and found un-posted columns about Bill Rees, Chris Turner, Elizabeth May and James Lovelock.

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Hormones in Salmon: A Clarification


My January 30 column on salmon aquaculture brought a lot of response, and I will probably publish more about it here as time goes by. In the meantime, though, it appears that what I said about hormones was misleading. The column brought a little note from one Jeremy Twigg, who “was wondering where he heard that Canadian salmon farmers use ‘hormones’ to grow their fish.” Hmm.

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Love that iPhone! – Sunday column, February 6, 2011

SUNDAY HERALD COLUMN – February 6, 2011 [HH1106] LOVE THAT PHONE! by Silver Donald Cameron So here I am, trotting along on my treadmill – conceivably the most boring activity in the world – and I’m groovin’.  Erroll Garner’s piano, raging with joy, thunders out one of his greatest tracks, “Old Man River,” from his 1956 vinyl album The Most Happy Piano.

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Blog Posts and Reviews of A Million Futures

I’m happy to see that my recent book is getting some attention. A Million Futures: The Remarkable Legacy of the CAnada Millennium Scholarship Foundation was published last September. Here’s a nice little Q&A that Halifax writer Richard Levangie does with recently-published authors: And here’s a short but lovely review by Dale Kirby, a professor of education at Memorial University of Newfoundland: The book has also been noticed in University Affairs, the house organ of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, here: It’s not exactly a natural best-seller, but it’s pleased a lot of readers and it’s good to see it drawing a little attention.

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