2008 Inductees

Madhur Anand

        Madhur is an associate professor of science (ecology) at the University of Guelph and Canada Research Chair in Global Ecological Change. A central theme of her research is finding mathematical tools and concepts which allow for reliable future predictions in ecology. The focus of her work is studying the complexity of forest ecosystems and how they respond to disturbance. Her PhD research (University of Western Ontario, 1997), won the Award for Excellence in Research and Technology Development (Ministry of Environment and Energy).

        Madhur then went on to international postdoctoral experiences in Italy, the Netherlands, Israel and the United States. She holds an NSERC research grant for studies on the reorganization of ecosystems after manmade perturbation. She has published many papers and won many awards in her field of science, including the Premier's Research excellence Award (2002) and the University of Western Ontario Young Alumni Award of Merit (2005). Among other academic activities, Madhur is an associate editor for the scientific journal "Community Ecology".

David Bradstreet

        David is a singer, songwriter, composer and producer. His forty year career has seen him perform live in Canada, the United States and Europe. In 1977 he won a JUNO Award for the Best New Male Vocalist for his album "David Bradstreet". Other JUNO nominations followed in 1998, 1999 and 2001 for Best Instrumental Album. In 1972, he composed "Renaissance", which was recorded in 1975 by Valdy. In 1978, David won SOCAN Songwriting Awards for "Renaissance", "One Way or Another" and "Long, Long Road". Since 1980, David has been involved in record production, commercial music production and studio session work. In 2002, his album "Natural Stress Relief" (Solitudes) went platinum and in the same year "Natural Sleep Inducement" (Solitudes) went gold.

        In 2006, David was inducted into the Porcupine Awards Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement. Also in 2006, he won a Golden Quill Award for songwriting excellence. David continues to compose, arrange and produce and to date has 26 albums to his credit. Twenty of these albums are of original music. He has composed, arranged and/or produced music for television shows such as "For the Love of the Game", "Once Upon a Hamster", "My Canada Includes Quebec" and movies such as "Revenge of the Radioactive Reporter", Fish Tale Soup", "Collateral Damage" and others. David has also had a hand in the music for commercials for Air Canada, Faberge, the Globe and Mail, Ontario Hydro, Perrier, Radio Shack, Young Drivers and others. In addition, David has produced music for events such as the Special Olympics and the PEI Confederation Bridge opening. David owns his own recording studio in Toronto.