Liam Sturgess

William Chamberlain Sturgess is a Canadian musical artist, producer and audio engineer based in Vancouver, British Columbia.1) His work has been featured on several mainstream media outlets including CTV Television Network, the Georgia Straight, and North Shore News.2) 3) 4) 5)

He was given the Kind Heart Award by City of North Vancouver Mayor Linda Buchanan in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.6) 7)

Sturgess became active as a writer and editor for content related to COVID-19 in 2021 after joining the Canadian Covid Care Alliance. He is an informal liaison between Operation Uplift and the CCCA.

Education

Sturgess attended the University of British Columbia for one year, before transferring to Capilano University.

Affiliations

Sturgess is affiliated with several organizations engaged in the COVID-19 crisis.

Canadian Covid Care Alliance

Sturgess is a volunteer member of the Canadian Covid Care Alliance. He has performed several leadership and support roles for the organization including briefly serving as Chair of the External Communications Committee, sitting on the Steering Committee, website management, and numerous writing and editing projects.

He has also assisted Dr. Bonnie Mallard in preparing expert testimony documents for several legal challenges against vaccine mandates, including in the case of a patient represented by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms being denied a double lung transplant for declining a COVID-19 injection.8) 9)

He is currently working with the group's Government Relations, External Communications, Science and Medical Advisory, and Round Table Coordinating Committees on a variety of initiatives.

COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020, Sturgess was attending the Nimbus School of Recording and Media studying Advanced Audio Engineering and Studio Production.

Discussing local governments' actions in the first wave of shutdowns resulting in the widespread cancellation of artistic and youth events, Sturgess noted “even though the world was drastically changing, we [can] still take a moment to be thankful for our successes and joys from the past while we prepare for the uncertain future.”10)

Sturgess has filed human rights complaints against Elections Canada and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well as a formal complaint against French language broadcaster Noovo.11)

Publications

COVID-19 Reports

COVID-19 Reports is a Substack series primarily investigating conflicts of interest in Canada's COVID-19 response.

Which is better for future COVID-19 prevention: Immunity Following Natural Infection or Vaccine-Induced Immunity? (October 8, 2021)

A review of a collection of 15 studies compiled by Daniel Horowitz at Blaze Media, with additional references and commentary prepared for the Canadian Covid Care Alliance. Written by Bonnie Mallard. Niel Karrow, Byram Bridle, David Speicher, Liam Sturgess, Chris Shaw, and Steven Pelech.12) 13)

COVID-19 Canadian Covid Care Alliance Declaration (September 24, 2021)

Sturgess co-authored the Canadian Covid Care Alliance policy statement, alongside several other CCCA members.14) 15)

Disclosures

Sturgess co-authored this article. He receives no direct or indirect financial gain or related benefit from any content or omissions from this article, and all information is provided for the benefit of documentation due to relevance to the wider content and discussion presented in the Wiki. Fellow editors are able to add, edit or remove any content deemed self-aggrandizing, promotional or irrelevant.

1)
Liam Sturgess. (2019). Sofar Sounds. https://archive.ph/qgZEU
2)
Liam Sturgess performs a heartfelt “Silent Night.” (2021, December 28). CTV News Saskatoon; Bell Media. https://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2350255
3)
Woah! Young Musician Liam Sturgess is one to Watch. (2019, July 31). CTV News Saskatoon; Bell Media. https://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1742285
4)
Wilson, K. (2018, February 9). Liam Sturgess finds his groove on Café des Rêves. The Georgia Straight. https://archive.ph/0jaH6
5)
Eisner, K. (2014, May 28). Liam Sturgess borders on parody with Hit the Stage. The Georgia Straight. https://archive.ph/HEQbl
6)
2020 Recipients. (2020). City of North Vancouver. https://archive.ph/tWTTv
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Sturgess, L. (2020, July 1). Liam Wins “Kind Heart” Award at CNV Youth Awards 2020. Liam Sturgess. https://archive.ph/B6bfe
8)
Edmonton doctors agree to temporarily lift covid-19 vaccine requirement for transplant waitlist patient. (2021, December 9). Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. https://archive.ph/L38lx
9)
Notice of Application (Court No. 2112 00417). (2021, November 25). Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. https://www.jccf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2021-11-25-Injunction-application-FILED_Redacted.pdf
10)
Doyle, B. (2021, March 12). North Vancouver recognizes youth through public art. The Langara Voice. https://archive.ph/zraye
12)
Mallard, B., Karrow, N., Bridle, B., Speicher, D., Sturgess, L., Shaw, C., & Pelech, S. (2021). Which is better for future COVID-19 prevention: Immunity Following Natural Infection or Vaccine-Induced Immunity? Canadian Covid Care Alliance. https://www.canadiancovidcarealliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Natural-Immunity-vs.-Vaccine-Induced-Immunity-FINAL-Oct-8-2021.pdf
13)
Anderson, S. (2021, October 8). Natural vs Vaccine-Induced Immunity. Canadian Covid Care Alliance. https://web.archive.org/web/20211019023541/https://www.canadiancovidcarealliance.org/media-resources/natural-vs-vaccine-induced-immunity/
14)
Canadian Covid Care Alliance (CCCA). (2021). COVID-19 Canadian Covid Care Alliance Declaration. https://www.canadiancovidcarealliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/CCCA-Declaration-Final_v6_Sept26th2021.pdf
15)
Anderson, S. (2021, September 26). Canadian Covid Care Alliance COVID-19 Declaration. Canadian Covid Care Alliance. https://archive.ph/Yorvi
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