(1943 - living) Canada
English professor, biographer and author
Dr. Elspeth Cameron taught English and Canadian Studies at Concordia University from 1970-1977, and at the University of Toronto from 1977-1999. She directed Canadian Studies programmes at both institutions.
She is the author of three major award-winning biographies: Hugh MacLennan: A Writer's Life (1981), Irving Layton: A Portrait (1985) and Earle Birney: A Life (1994). She has also published several award-winning profiles of Canadian cultural figures, such as Veronica Tennant, Anne Murray, Pierre Burton, Timothy Findley and Peter Newman. Her award-winning memoir is titled No Previous Experience: A Memoir of Love and Change (1997).
Elspeth Cameron left her third husband for her lover, Canadian scholar Janice Dickin McGinnis. Professor Cameron is currently Adjunct Full Professor at the English Language & Literature Department, Brock University.