About Facilitator

PERSONAL: Fred Bass is a father, grandfather, spouse and active member of the Vancouver BC community. He enjoys people, his family, physical activity (cycling, hiking, skiing), music (Mozart and Brasilian choro) and strong environmental activism. He also enjoys the silence of being a Quaker and the challenge of Soto Zen practice.

EDUCATION: Fred, a citizen of Canada and the United States, was born in New York City, went to public schools in Mt Vernon and Yonkers, Antioch College, Case-Western Reserve Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene & Public Health. His training focused on: science, medicine, epidemiology, preventive medicine and behavioural change.

WORK EXPERIENCE: He served as a US Army Preventive Medicine Officer; Tuberculosis Control Officer, New Jersey; Chair of the Maryland Medical Committee for Human Rights, teacher, Univ. Pennsylvania & Univ. BC; Health Officer, Vancouver Health Dept; Chair, BC Medical Association’s Tobacco & Illness Committee; Medical Director, BC Doctors Stop-Smoking Program; Founder, Society for Clinical Preventive Health Care; member, Vancouver’s task force on global warming; two-term member, Vancouver city council; and Associate for Synthetic Biology to the Canadian Friends Service Committee.

PRESENT INTEREST: After taking 8.4 decades to grow up, he has decided what work he wants to do in life: facilitate workshops to help people mull over how to live in a society that is rapidly destroying ecosystems.   The first Resilience Workshop will be (or was) on January 30, 2019.