Wade Rowland

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Wade Rowland
Born1944 (age 77–78)
Spouse(s)Christine Collie
ChildrenSimon Rowland
Hilary Rowland

Wade Rowland is a Canadian science, technology, and history writer. He is currently a lecturer at York University.


Rowland was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1944. He was married in 1978 to Christine Collie, with whom he has two children, Simon and Hilary Rowland.

Rowland has worked as a journalist for the Winnipeg Free Press, the Toronto Telegram, and Canadian television networks CBC and CTV. He holds a Ph.D. from Toronto's York University. He has lectured at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, and is a former Maclean Hunter Chair of Ethics in Communication at Ryerson University, Toronto. He is currently a professor of communications at York University. He has resided in Port Hope, Ontario since 1982.

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  • Polar Passage: The Historic First Sail through the Northwest Passage (with Jeff MacInnis) - 1989
  • Spirit of the Web: The Age of Information from Telegraph to Internet – 1997
  • Ockham's Razor: A Search for Wonder In An Age of Doubt – 1999
  • Galileo's Mistake: A New Look at the Epic Confrontation between Galileo and the Church – 2003[1]
  • Greed, Inc.: Why Corporations Rule Our World and How We Let It Happen – 2005[2]
  • Saving the CBC: Balancing Profit and Public Service – 2013
  • Rowland, Wade (2019). Morality by design : technology's challenge to human values. Bristol, UK. ISBN 978-1-78938-125-2. OCLC 1114600227.


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