Erin James-Abra is the science, industry and geography subject editor at The Canadian Encyclopedia. Prior to joining TCE, she worked as a researcher for Dr. Brian Goldman, host of CBC Radio's White Coat, Black Art. Erin holds an honours BA from the University of Toronto and a Master of Journalism from Ryerson University. Her favourite Canadian novelist is Douglas Coupland. She appreciates his wit, humour and ability to synthesize modern culture.