Senior Scholar, Professor Emeritus
Eric Winter and his wife Dorothy, live in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. He was born, 1923, in Yorkshire, England and qualified as a marine engineer serving on a minesweeper during WW2. Subsequently Eric has been a clerk in the public service, a technical adviser with an oil company, a farmer, a geographer and, briefly, a tramp. He holds degrees from The London School of Economics, The University of Tasmania, and The University of Melbourne and has taught in high schools and universities in England Australia and Canada.
Eric Winter is currently Senior Scholar and Professor Emeritus of York University. His publications include monographs on farming, and education, a geography of Tasmania, and textbooks in physical geography and urban geography.
His poems have been published internationally and he has given public readings in Canada, in Paris and in England. Eric was the Town of Cobourg's first Poet Laureate, holding that position for twelve years starting in July, 1997. As Laureate, he was a founding member of The Cobourg Poetry Workshop and has been instrumental in that group's monthly 3rd Thursday Reading Series, which has run continuously for more than 9 years.