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1. Name and position ? Beverley McKiver, Associate

2. With NVision since...? May, 2017

3. What NVision project are you most proud of having been part of?

All the projects have been fascinating and rewarding, but the one that comes to mind is the Ontario First Nations Public Libraries Assessment. I had the opportunity to speak to passionate and innovative people from First Nations across the province about the role of public libraries in their communities. Each library is unique and fulfills many purposes in the communities.

4. Your Secret Obsession? (Food, author, music…something we don’t know about you!)

The Finnish pancakes at The Hoito in Thunder Bay. They remind me of my Finnish grandmother and how she used to cook them on the woodstove, served up with blueberry soup.

5. Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever visited?

In 2012 I visited New Orleans with my daughter,who was presenting a paper at a conference. In the three days I was there, I only got a glimpse of this vibrant, sensual, tragic, yet triumphant city. Someday I hope to return.

6. What do you enjoy most about working with the NVision team?

To be honest, I feel like I had to bribe the doorman at the Mensa club to get in. The NVision team is an exceptional group of people who are professional, warm and caring, with really cool hobbies.

7. What’s the last book you finished reading? What did you think?

I read Nurtured by Love by Shin'ichi Suzuki (the founder of the Suzuki music education method) for a class assignment. It holds many inspiring ideas about living with integrity and reaching one's full potential. My own piano practice habits got a kick start after I read chapter 6 - If You Think So, Then Act Accordingly.

8. If you could have any superpower what would it be?

Cat whisperer. Wait, I already have that superpower.

9. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

A fortune cookie once told me at a crucial time to let my creative side shine through. I was grateful for that advice, but I still ate the fortune cookie.

10. If you could host a dinner party and invite any three people (living or dead), who would they be and why?

Just three? Someone is going to feel left out. I wish that my daughter could have met my grandmother and my husband's grandmother. They were remarkable women and I would love to hear more of their stories. There are quite a few people in my blended family tree that I would like to meet, so I would have to have more than one party.
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