The love of learning has been a driving force in Dr. Linda Siegel’s life and career. The UBC professor emeritus has spent decades delving into the cognitive aspects of learning disabilities, writing over 200 research papers as well as the book "Not Stupid, Not Lazy: Understanding Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities".
“I was very puzzled by the idea of intelligent children who were having difficulties learning to read or do mathematics,” she explains. “This was really quite surprising to me because I love to read and really don’t want to ever be without a book. So I began doing research in that area.”
Linda became involved with Knowledge in 2007 as an expert advisor on the documentary "Deciphering Dyslexia", and she and her husband have been keen supporters ever since. As a Leadership Circle Partner, she recently donated to the production of the Knowledge documentary series "Living in HOpe", believing it’s important to spread awareness about mental health issues. A fan of history and nature programs, as well as dramas like "Heartbeat", Linda appreciates Knowledge’s approach to learning.
“Knowledge presents information in such an interesting way – the images, and how things are interpreted and related to other things. I also like that there are no commercials. They’re so disruptive to the enjoyment of a program!”