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William “Bill” Zuk is an author, filmmaker, historian, photographer and artist. He has spent much of his life as an educator, sharing his passion for writing, history and aviation with both children and adults.
A member of the Manitoba Writers' Guild, he is the author of 10 childrens’ and adult books, including:
Janusz Zurakowski: A Legend in the Skies, 2007 (Canadian edition, 2004)
The Avro Arrow Story, 2006
The Avro Arrow: The Story of an Incredible Plane... 2004
Avrocar: Canada’s Flying Saucer, 2001
How Women Won the Vote in Manitoba, 1978 (Video/Kit)
As a documentary screenwriter, director and consultant, Bill has worked on 17 films to date, including:
How Women Won the Vote, 1976
Bearing his Soul: Gerry “The Big Bear” Barrett, CTV 2003
Zero Over the Prairies, CTV/PBS, 2003
Avrocar: Flying Saucer Secrets for the Past, Discovery Canada, 2002
As Close as Brothers, MTS Allstream, 2010
As a pilot and aviation writer, Bill served as the Executive Director and Training Coordinator for the Manitoba Aviation Council. In this capacity, he developed a training syllabus for the Manitoba aviation industry and facilitated and administered the training program from pilot project to full implementation. He is a current member of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society, and a volunteer at the Western Canada Aviation Museum. The flying saucer he built for the Discovery Canada television documentary now resides there.
Working primarily as a teacher/librarian for several Manitoba school divisions, Bill also taught Art, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. He created new libraries in three different school divisions and developed systems and programing for libraries as well as integrating a computer curriculum. For three years, he served as the Chair of the Professional Development Committee for the Manitoba School Library Association. In the field of research, he analyzed educational materials for the Manitoba Textbook Bureau, Television Ontario, Manitoba Department of Education and Prentice-Hall of Canada. Curricula he designed include the Family Treasures Project,Story-Vine literature enrichment program, Convention Game,Election Simulation and Student Activity Blocks.
During a two year period, Bill was the co-chair of I Love to Read Days Reading Festivals in Winnipeg. He was the public relations coordinator for a Canadian Images 2 Conference and an Association of Media and Technology in Education in Canada conference.
For over 30 years, he has been the owner/operator of Timeless Memories Photography, and has served for 10 years as the official photographer for the Winnipeg International Air Show. Bill has also written extensively for aviation magazines worldwide, and was the editor of the trade journal, Western Canada Aviation & Aerospace, published bi-annually; currently he is the editor of the History Newsreel of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society, a contributor to Wings and Helicopters magazines, and chair of the Winnipeg Public Library Board.
Bill received his Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education and Masters of Education from the University of Manitoba.
I, Onel5969 (talk), hereby award Bzuk the WikiProject Film Award for his/her valued contributions to WikiProject Film. This barnstar is in recognition for your excellent work on expanding the stub article, Without Orders. Nice job, and excellent community spirit!