Wendy Bancroft has been helping people tell their stories for over 30 years—as a journalist and story producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as a researcher with two national research organizations, as a writer/producer in her own company (it’s about us productions) and now, as a certified guided autobiography instructor in her company, StoryCatcher Workshops.

She is the recipient of the B’nai B’rith Canada Media Human Rights Award, a finalist in the ACTRA Best Writer Category, and the recipient of the Dan McArthur Award for Best News Special in the Central Region. Wendy holds a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.

Along with co-author, Gary Oliver, Wendy wrote the book, Cinemazoo, My Urban Safari,” an autobiography recounting Gary’s many adventures as he pursued his dream of working with exotic animals. Wendy later went on to produce a 12-episode web series, “Saving Cinemazoo,” tracking Gary’s attempts to save 23 of the animals in his refuge from being euthanized after a new law declared them a risk to public health and safety. 

She is a member of the Association of Personal Historians, the Institute for Life Review and Reminiscence, the Canadian Association on Gerontology, and a certified instructor in Guided Autobiography (GAB).

If you are interested in learning more about GAB Online and/or want to learn more about Wendy and Guided Autobiography, visit Wendy’s website at http://www.gabsessions.ca. Subscribe to the blog for updates and stories written by GAB writers and others.

Saving Cinemazoo Web Series and the book about Gary Oliver, can be accessed at www.savingcinemazoo.com


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