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Visual researcher Barbara Sears passes on

Editorial and visual researcher Barbara Ann Sears died of pancreatic cancer on August 25. A founding member of the Visual Researchers' Society of Canada, Sears' work was not only limited to print, as she also directed documentaries, and served as a producer, writer and narrator for various projects. Sears worked for many years with author Pierre Berton, as well as National Film Board of Canada director Donald Brittain. An endowment to further editorial and visual research has been set up in Barbara's name, to be administered by the Visual Researcher's Society of Canada (VRSC/ARAC). For more information, visit www.visualresearch.ca/en/BarbaraSears.php.
August 28, 2009

Editorial and visual researcher Barbara Ann Sears died of pancreatic cancer on August 25. A founding member of the Visual Researchers’ Society of Canada, Sears’ work was not only limited to print, as she also directed documentaries, and served as a producer, writer and narrator for various projects. Sears worked for many years with author Pierre Berton, as well as National Film Board of Canada director Donald Brittain. An endowment to further editorial and visual research has been set up in Barbara’s name, to be administered by the Visual Researcher’s Society of Canada (VRSC/ARAC). For more information, visit www.visualresearch.ca/en/BarbaraSears.php.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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