Former Senator and Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Alberta, Gerald Lock is an academic with a career spanning science, technology, art and politics. Professor Emeritus of Engineering, he has spent the last two decades working in the arts.
Dr Lock is known internationally for his contributions to the thermal sciences, most notably through his classic work The Growth and Decay
of Ice (C.U.P.). He has served as science advisor on provincial, national
and international bodies such as the Science Council of Canada, the Canadian Polar Commission, International Arctic Science Committee, and
is a past president of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering.
For contributions to engineering he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth
Silver Jubilee Medal.
In the literary and dramatic arts, he is the author of nine books of poetry,
six plays and has directed work for the stage, radio and television. Much
of his poetry has been choreographed or set to music. Collected Poetry, a
twelve volume c.d set of his work appeared in 2011.
As a visual artist, he is past presidents of both the Society of Canadian
Artists, and the Alberta Society Artists. His drawings have been exhibited
in major cities across Canada and are held in private and public
collections. A book of his haiga (poetry with drawing) was published
in 2009 while Collected Art, an eight volume c.d set of his work, was
released in 2012.
For more information, please Google “G.S.H. Lock” or “Gerald St.
Maur”, his pseudonym.