BIOGRAPHY- JAMES A. MACNEILL
- Born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, 1933
- Elementary and High School education, Kerrobert Saskatchewan
- B.A., B.Ed., plus one year graduate studies, University of Saskatchewan
- Major in biology and English, plus later work in curriculum studies
- Biologist with Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Branch upon graduation
- Chief laboratory supervisor, Biology 252, Comparative Anatomy. Instruction to pre-medical students, 1956
- High school teacher, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. English teacher day school; biology teacher at night school
- Part-time instructor, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan. Methods of Teaching English, 4th year education students, 1960's
- Summer school instructor, University of Saskatchewan, College of Education, Teaching Literature to Adolescents, 1965
- Instructor, course in public speaking, College of Education, U. of S., 1967
- Teacher training instructor, Katsina Training College, Katsina, Nigeria, 1962-63, seconded by External Aid, Government of Canada
- Employed by the Saskatchewan Arts Board for three summers to teach creative writing at their summer school of the arts in Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan. Also traveled the province in search of young writers.
- Appointed English Department Chairman at the new Evan Hardy Collegiate, Saskatoon, 1965
- One of three members of the original Division 3 English Committee in Saskatchewan, 1966. Appointed chairman.
- Appointed collegiate principal in the Saskatoon Public School System, 1969 to 1987 when I took early retirement.
- Developed and instructed writing improvement courses, College of Physical Education, University of Saskatchewan, 1988 - 1994
- Contributed over 1000 articles as a freelance writer to the Battlefords Telegraph and later to the Battlefords News Optimist under the heading, "One Man's Opinion", 1992-2005.
- Wrote and edited books, articles, poems, speeches, notes and questions for texts, movie scripts, and scripts for multi-image productions, 1955-2005 (present)
"Einstein's E=mc2 stands as a writer's touchstone --- a thing of beauty in which five small symbols explain the universe." --James A. MacNeill