Doug Bowes

My Contact Information

Phone: 778-871-7416
Fax: 604-261-2256
Email: dbowes@setbc.org

Date I joined SET-BC

September 3, 1991

About Me

SET-BC  has been an integral part of my life’s journey over the last quarter century.Through these years I have supported school teams and their students in every region of the province and the Canadian arctic.  At SET-BC I have  served as consultant, mentor, services coordinator and have been invited to share these experiences across North America and Europe . In 1994 our pioneering partnership with IBM in adapted Speech Recognition Technology won national awards  from the Conference Board of Canada.

Prior to joining the SET-BC Team, I was the Provincial Consultant  for Special Needs Technology  for the Manitoba  Department  of  Education (INFOTECH). I have worked as a  live in counsellor for adults with developmental disabilities (CAMR).   In 1975 I received the Queen’s Commission in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have  served as ship’s officer officer, diving officer and Dive Team leader in six of Her Majesty’s establishments and ships (retiring as a Lieutenant Commander).  My family have been very supportive of the many overnights, evenings and summer holidays I was away while working for SET-BC.

I have graduated from the University of Manitoba (Psychology) University of North Dakota Speech Pathology and Audiology , Canadian Forces Staff College (Staff officer Training).

My Interests

Speech Recognition Technologies, Augmentative Alternative Communication, Physical Access solutions, Tennis, Diving, Ballroom Dancing (Thanks to Mallory) Travel, Languages and adapting technology.

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