Bruce Trelawny Batchelor
For information about Bruce Trelawny Batchelor, please go to any of these links:Recently I have been working on these initiatives:
You can email me at bruce (dot) batchelor (at symbol) gmail (dot) com
- I am currently orchestrating CloserCommutes.org, a green/social engineering initiative to reduce commutes by letting people work closer to their homes. We are aiming to reduce overall commuting traffic over 5% by getting all large, multi-worksite employers to introduce some straightforward, cost-saving human resources practices. We hope to be rolling out initially in the Vancouver and Victoria areas in early 2019, then across other North American metro areas in 2020.
- In June 2015, I was invited to attend the Congress of the Humanities in Ottawa, to present a paper at a session of the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC), about challenges with maintaining the principle of "democratic member control" at BC's largest credit unions and co-operatives. This led to follow-up with Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC), recommending CMC take on a governance standards setting and accreditation role similar to what is happening in the non-profit sector at ImagineCanada.
- To assist BC Ministry of Finance with their review of the Financial Institutions Act and the Credit Union Incorporation Act, I prepared a submission, entitled "Democratic Member Control [DMC] is an essential characteristic, providing unique advantages for BC's credit unions, but also presenting a significant risk when abused." You can download it in PDF format here
- I trekked in Nepal for 5 weeks in November-December 2014, spending most of my time in the Tsum Valley, a Himalayan Hidden Valley of Happiness. What a blessing to live with such wise and kind people.
- My latest book was released in 2014: Dog Team to Dawson is available for purchase internationally through Amazon's websites, and at Mac's Fireweed Books in Whitehorse and Dawson. This book is the prequel to Nine Dog Winter. Reaction from readers has been very positive and sales have been strong, particularly in the Yukon.
- I assisted Marsha in mounting a very successful month-long showing at Dales Gallery. Details. The opening was on April 7th, 2014, and was a merry, somewhat raucous event.
- On April 26, 2014 we hosted UNVEILING THE MIDDLE EAST: An evening of Arabic poetry, music and stories presented by Syrian-Canadian Ghada Alatrash accompanied by pianist Ivana Ferraro. Opening act: poet and former peacekeeper Ed Brown launching his new book, "A Soldier's Fortune and Other Poems." Master of Ceremonies: Linda Rogers, award-winning poet, novelist, journalist.
- I continue my work on the Board of Directors for Trelawny Consulting Group Ltd. (parent company to Agio Publishing House); 0969457 BC Ltd. (my son Dan's video production company specializing in profiles of high-performance athletes); and CloseCommute Systems Inc.