A former writer for CBC Television’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Tetsuro Shigematsu, became the first person-of-colour to host a daily national radio program in Canada when he took over The Roundup on CBC Radio. As a theatre artist, his most recent theatre work, 1 Hour Photo – about internment garnered five Jessie nominations, and won for Significant Artistic Achievement. His solo work, Empire of the Son was described by Colin Thomas as, “One of the best shows ever to come out of Vancouver. Ever” and has toured to 18 cities across Canada, including the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. He recently completed his PhD studies at UBC in Education where he was a Vanier scholar.