Dr. Raywat Deonandan, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Ed., B.Sc.
Rupununi savannah, Guyana
Dr. Raywat Deonandan is a scientist, author and journalist. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa (specializing in Global Health), and recently completed a one year tenure as the Interim Chief Scientific Advisor to the Canadian federal government on the topic of Assisted Human Reproduction. A critically acclaimed fiction writer, his works have been published in seven countries and in four languages. One of his books, a short story collection called "Sweet Like Saltwater", won the national book award of Guyana, the nation of Deonandan's birth. He is also a regular contributor of op-eds and features to The Toronto Star, the Ottawa Citizen, the Globe and Mail and California's India Currents magazine. Dr. Deonandan presently sits on the Board of Directors of Harbourfront Centre, one of Canada's biggest and most active interdisciplinary Arts centres.
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