Do you have a story to tell?


The Vancouver Section has a rich history of technology creation and we would like to capture these stories. Currently, there are six Oral Histories of Vancouver technology pioneers who have provided an important record of Vancouver’s achievements for future generations.

Amongst the significant contributors to the Oral Histories are Dr. John MacDonald, co-founder of MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, Dan Gelbart, co-founded Creo Inc. and Dr. Norman Toms, founder of Sierra Wireless, Inc. In addition, there are close to a thousand Oral Histories posted on the IEEE Engineering and Technology Wiki.

The most recent story added to the Vancouver Section collection was told by Bill Rogers, who was a radio intercept operator working at the Vancouver Wireless Station at Boundary Bay Airport, Delta. This was a secret facility used to intercept Russian radio communication during the cold war era.

Do you have a story to tell of your career in Vancouver or know of someone whose story needs to be recorded? If so, please contact


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